This picture is from a visit to the island of Kauai in 2001. The tropical paradise scene actually shows the ocean in the background with the hotel’s salt water lagoon pool in the front.
After scanning the photo, it didn’t need much work at all. I just wanted to add a little contrast and to cut the glare from the sun. I used auto color, auto contrast and then some “I’m feeling lucky” for good luck. I added a border and a museum matte. The colors seemed a little cool, so I warmed up the temperature just a bit. I love the final picture, it brings back wonderful memories.
Below is the original.