Have you ever seen a picture where the whole picture looked as if a colored filter had affected the picture? This is called a color cast
Have you ever seen a picture where there were very few shadows and also no highlights? This is called low contrast.
Here is a picture from the Bureau of Land Management's Nevada office. It was released under a creative commons attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode
Below on the right is a representation of how this photo can be "reconstructed" in the L.A.B. colorspace. (There is a watermark superimposed lightly over the central region of the right side)