This black and white is a scan of a photograph I developed the old fashion way- in a dark room. The original image is on watercolor paper an emulsion I brushed on to be able to develop the photograph. Here is the layering done in Photoshop to give me the final image with textures. The textures come from the patterns and textures I create and emboss on the layer selections.
A photograph of the Merced River from Yosemite National Park was layered in with the black and white.
Selections from Merced River Photograph with textures embossed.
Actually in some ways it has been a good thing to have to get more creative because there is only what is in front of me with images, not what was behind:)