I looked through my landscape images and found some potential!
I started with this:
Added two textures to get this:
The textures gave the image movement and cohesiveness as well as color! I got rave reviews from friends and the public so I decided to continue.
I looked for an image with a lot of negative space. This one is a perfect subject but it needed more:
Textures added depth and interest:
I have this image printed on canvas in a show now at the Newburyport Art Association in Massachusetts. I won an award for it!
Textures, like composites, are cutting edge for photography. I'm not going to abandon my love of capturing gorgeous landscapes, I can assure you. But I am also going to expand my abilities to play and be creative in my digital darkroom. Try it!