Some things can't be 'fixed' in Photoshop!
Due to physical limitations the last three years, I've not taken many new photos. I try to keep up with, but some weeks I barely squeak it in. I do, however spend a lot of time fiddling around with some of my old photos.
The two here are from a UK trip in 2005. My nephew and I took the bus tour that includes Leeds Castle, Dover (just the beach, unfortunately- I have yet to visit the castle and want to very much!) and Canterbury. All I owned at the time was a cheap Made In China camera with a plastic lens that had its own issues, a sensor that was slightly cocked so that there was a left-to-right focus shift, and internal processing that, well, to put it charitably, sucked.
Every now and again, usually with the release of a new version of Photoshop and/or Adobe Camera Raw, I go back to the 2005 folder and take a stab (insert Psycho music) at seeing what can be dragged kicking and screaming out of the poor things. Here are some of the results.
I may feature a few more before and after shots, since rescuing my bad photos seems to be one of my greater skills. But I thought I'd start with this.
I know the water in the before version is more realistic, but it's dull, dull, dull. Did I mention the water is dull? So I cranked up the Cayman Island colors. It is, after all, just attempted salvation of a doomed snapshot.