The rest of the composition was done a bit hurriedly since time was running out. The mountain scenery as well as the binoculars and the compass were found on stock.xchng, my favorite hunting ground for free photos. I used Topaz Simplify filters on the mountain photo with a warming Photo Filter layer to bring the tone more in line with the map. The compass and binoculars were simply cut out from their background, with a Find Edges filter on a duplicated layer above, set to Multiply.
I try to use my Illustration Friday submissions to learn and do something different each time. Making a map certainly was that!