I am such a huge fan of adding textures and gradients to a photo.
It can take blah, to ahh.
This is such an ordinary, boring photo of an ibis, which was taken a few days ago when my daughter and I went to feed the ducks. With the use of a few different textures, and a play with the colour,
I think it is now has a bit more depth and interest.
And this one, at the beach. It just adds something moody to the image, which wasn't really visible or noticeable before.