I didn't have to go to far for my red photos. We have a bottle brush tree in the front yard that is in bloom, and I thought it might make an interesting photo.
To improve the original photo, I cropped it and added a texture (below). The texture softens the background and just makes the overall photo more interesting.
I tried photographing at a different angle (front) to try to get the red brushes highlighted.
Finally, let's add a texture. This one is a silvery texture with lots of lines that gives the photo an interesting finish.