The original image:
And then layered with a piece of digital paper
and a series of blending modes applied.
This is the digital paper I used: Made by Kimla Designs at After5Designs.
I positioned the photo to fit in the bright spot.
The first blending mode is overlay.
The next is soft light.
And the last is multiply.
Each effect has it's own degree of drama.
Each improves the original photo.
I love the texture that is achieved.
Which do you prefer?