I have been incorporating textures in my images quite a lot lately.
In landscapes the texture seems to “stick” in the sky. The foreground gains some grit and depth from a texture but the sky changes completely.
I am still working out why I enjoy this so much.
Essentially the texture takes the image another step away from reality. This makes the point that I am showing you what I felt and not necessarily what I saw.
Whatever the reason – Im having fun with it so I will likely keep playing.