You will see in the attached picture of Pemaquid Lighthouse that I took last week, the texture in the rock points towards the main subject. By doing this your eyes sub-consciously are drawn into the lighthouse. This is a great way to emphasis a subject, without it dominating the frame.
A few minutes later, I looked for another composition of this famous lighthouse. I saw a reflection in the puddles of the light house, and was able to point the textures in the rock again to the lighthouse.
Give it a try, and you don’t need a fancy camera to do this. Look for lines such as sidewalks, landscaping, railroad tracks, etc to add that added touch to your images.