Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kaleidoscope Part 2 - Sumac in fall

Sumac plants are one of my favorite shrubs.  In fall, the leaves change to beautiful colors glowing like jewels against the green background.
fall sumac shrubs by Jeanne Selep
Fall Sumac Foliage, Oct 16, 2013
I used the photo above to make the kaleidoscope images below.
The photo above can be saved as a free desktop background.  Last week I made Kaleidoscopes with spring photos, (see post here) this week I wanted to use more seasonally appropriate fall images.

Kaleidoscope Photo Art sumac by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 1 Kaleidoscope Art
The resulting Kaleidoscopes are far removed from the original image.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art sumac by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 2 Kaleidoscope

Even the colors seem to change, from the oranges and reds to pinks.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art sumac by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 3 Kaleidoscope
The next three rectangle images can also be saved and used as free desktop backgrounds.

Kaleidoscope Photo Art sumac by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 4 Kaleidoscope

Since I am also a quilter, the centers of the kaleidoscopes  intrigue me. 

Kaleidoscope Photo Art Tulips by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 5 Kaleidoscope Photo Art
The center of Sumac 5 reminds me of a feathered star.

Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall sumac by Jeanne Selep
Sumac 6 Kaleidoscope Photo Art
Some of the images have the feel of 1960's psychedelic art.  I hope you enjoyed the results of my latest batch of experiments.  Let me know what you think and which are your favorites.

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

If you enjoyed this post you might also like:

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Kaleidoscope Part 2
Kaleidoscope Part 3
Kaleidoscope Part 4
Kaleidoscope Part 5
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bettyl-NZ said...

I love autumn colors and miss them since moving to New Zealand--we mostly have pine trees. These edits are so fun and they do seem to change the colors. I like them!

Roger Owen Green said...

A beautiful arrangement!


Crochet Hooks said...

wow so beautiful! I love the feathered star too!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

you are amazing making the Kaleidoscopes

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fun...I have to climb a steep hill to see sumac, but it may be worth it to get some fall colors♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/koi-pond-lily-pad/

molly said...

These are really funky.


Gentle Joy said...

These are so beautiful.... VERY NICE. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Jeanne...I love the fall colors, just not the snow that follows. I am wondering if we have any sumac in our woods, I am going to take a look. I also enjoy playing with photos, but I am not as good at it as you are..lovely color for this week's Nature Notes... Michelle

Jann Olson said...

Wow, I am amazed at how gorgeous the kaleidoscopes are! I agree that the Sumacs are gorgeous in the Fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

TravelGenee said...

I have not seen this type kaleidoscope images before and really enjoyed the details. Startign images with lots of colours would be interesting. Off to see the part 1 blog. Fran

Marigene said...

Those are awesome!

Villrose said...

They have fantastic fall color, and even the shape makes them great as kaleidoscopes...

NC Sue said...

So imaginative to use the sumac in a kaleidoscopic array - lovely!
I hope you'll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/stop-or-else.html

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have worked wonders again with your tapestry of colours from the sumac.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Fantastic display -- kind of like watching a fireworks display with colors and shapes simply exploding with color and vibrancy!

eileeninmd said...

The colors on the sumac are beautiful. Lovely fall colors and images.. Enjoy your new week!

Ida said...

Those were really cool. Do you use a certain type of program to create them?

Ida said...

Those were really cool. Do you use a certain type of program to create them?

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I adore our native sumac for the bright red berries and now the changing leaves...your images sure made them even more fun!!

Snap said...

The sumac is gorgeous in the fall ... as are your kaleidoscopes. Happy Mosaic Monday!

moois van me said...

ooohhhh! waw !
How do you make them ?

Lorrie said...

Sumac is so beautifully coloured in autumn and you've created some wonderful kaleidoscope images with your photo. Have a wonderful week.

The Charm of Home said...

Wow, these are so pretty!

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post at the Say G'day Linky Party. Your art work is gorgeous.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I've seen those along the roadside - beautiful - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love the colors of Sumac too. Your kaleidoscopes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!
Blessings, Deborah

Mary Cromer said...

How beautiful these are! I have never heard of this. How do you process them and what program are you using to create them. Great idea!