It goes without saying that a little editing, a few tonal adjustments including contrast and saturation plus an enhancement filter or two can alter not only the appearance but the feel of an image.
These three examples of a solitary man on the beach at dusk each have their own merits and will appeal to a different taste.
First, the original image after basic editing.
The next version includes some pixel editing in addition to tonal adjustments to create added contrast and softness to the image.
One more version taken to black and white.