I have sufficient experience in Photoshop and prefer it over Lightroom. I want to know the directions to achieve these specialties of the image below:
Facial details in wrinkles and hair.
Dull cyan-like color all over the image without giving a feel of sheet of coloured paper over it.
Overall dull look in terms of light with good exposure, less contrast but so less haze. These are conflicting properties.
Color of water.
I think sky can be made so by dehazing, desaturating and reducing blacks.
I might be wrong in some of my assessments here, if so please correct me!
Image by Paolo Piantadosi on Behance: The old man and the sea