Workshop Note

The original posted image color is way off.

Dx: Opened in PS, found white point set at 220 vs. 255. Cyan color caste casued by starved Red channel. Color Balance off...white sand was not rendering white.

Rx:

Mask-off frame using Marquee tool.

Adjust white point to 255 using Levels adjustment layer.

Correct for starved Red channel using Channel Mixer adjustment layer set to Color blend mode.

Correct color balance after adjusting channels (sand on beach was still pretty far 'off') using Color Balance adjustment layer.

Sand still did not have much 'glisten'...pumped it up by selecting with Magic Wand tool and using Contrast/Brightness adjustment layer, +10 Brightness, +5 Contrast, set to Soft Light blend mode at 67% opacity.

I attempted to be faithful to the description in the original Photographer's Note, but not having been at the scene myself did not wish to go any further with the WS.

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