I had a lot of fun with this one, I took a favourite of mine the Expedia facebook prize draw promo as a start point. I cropped the original down about what I needed resized upto wallpaper hight, I then cleaned up the image removing noise etc, unsharpen masked . Next I created a background layer by taking a beach scene adding my own textured sand effect adding some softness to match the original. Finally I combined the 2 images blending them together & above is the result.
UPDATE enlarged, enhanced and tweaked.
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