"...The cragged internals of the once functioning particle array laid in pieces. the people that passed there in the blast will not be forgotten. Even now outside our system, there is a band of light reflecting the memorized data recorded those many years ago. But that was then, and now it is time to rebuild..."
I sometimes photograph tetures from everyday objects i.e. doors walls structures, the smaller the better because it then becomes ambient and other worldly. Play around with objects that interest you or if you see something in an object like reflection, light texture use that etc. Photographic manipulation is good as long as you you use to inhance rather than verbatim.