I have been trying to use texture layers recently, as I digitally edit some of my photos. My previous work has totally been no frills, but I am understanding how some viewers may see a pristine shot more as a snapshot, something they could create themselves. My mission is to edit some of my images into more complex and visually interesting ones…something to study past the first few seconds of gazing upon them.

The following is one example. I could have just edited the original and been done with it, but I wanted to see what it might become. The image on the left is after texturing; image on the right is the original.