So, I thought it would be fun to experiment a little and see what happened.
First, I made this image of some valley grass laying on a discarded and weathered cardboard box....
...the result is subtle, but it does have more texture than the original and it's not bad for a first attempt.
In case you're not "sold" on the idea, here are some more "traditional" shots...apparently I wasn't the only one out enjoying the beautiful day.
Here is another texture layer I shot...remember the photo of Albert in the back seat from yesterday? Here it is again, with the texture layer added to it... Maybe it's not something I'd enter into a contest, but in order to learn something new and to perfect the craft, it's that old adage of try try and try again. I plan to keep experimenting with this idea until I get something I really like or I get tired of trying...so stay tuned and watch and see what happens.
Another version of Albert using this cracked paint shot as the background texture...
And finally, one of Albert with a postage stamp texture someone else shot that I found on flickr (thank you S. Alex Maier)
Anyway, I think it's good to try new things, and so, there you have it.