Above is the photo I started out with. It was taken at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
This was my intermediate version, which I liked quite a bit! To get to this point, I took my original photo and added the Vintage Craquelure texture at Multiply 75%. There wasn't any "sun" in the picture, so I used the filter, Render, Lens Flare, Brightness 50%, 35mm Prime. I set the Lens Flare on the horizon. I found the original color of the texture layer to be too pink, so this shade is the result of using: Adjustments, Variations, "more yellow." I flattened my layers and saved this image.
To get to this final image, I made a duplicate layer of the previous image. On the duplicate layer I used Adjustments, Equalize, set at Normal, 45%. Then I flattened the layers and saved this image. It's definitely more intense in color. Which do you like the best?