For those of you familiar with actions, you know that they can be very expensive. I've never been able to justify paying that much, nor do I have the money to splurge. There is so much info online about enhancing pictures in Photoshop. If you just read a little here, a little there, you can pull off what those expensive actions do. I know I haven't even scratched the surface on what I can do but just a few tips found on Photoshop websites have been priceless to me.
For this picture, I erased all the people in the water out, to make her stand out more. She looked too shadowy to me, so I adjusted her to the background so she lightened and kept the background the same. Next I played around in color, adding some green. I love the results, I think it went from drab to magical. Yes, magical.