I gave it a try with this picture:
The initial pick was so drab and 90's looking compared to the dynamic colors of the photo. But then, I hadn't noticed that these kind of boring colors are indeed there in the photo.
But adjusting where the colors are being chosen from in the photo can really alter the look of the palette. Now this palette I could actually imagine myself using for something.
And you can add on additional choice points too, to get even more of a variety:
Lots of fun to be had here, and good way to use a photo as a jumping-off point for a quilt.