Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kaleidoscopes Part 3 - Fall Colors

fall sumac shrubs by Jeanne Selep
Maple Leaf on Black Kaleidoscope
I have been sharing kaleidoscopes made with my photos, today and in my last two posts.  The image above uses leaf scans from previous years arranged to create one of my favorite kaleidoscopes to date.
  
fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Berries Fall Foliage, Oct 2013
The next several kaleidoscopes use my autumn berry photo (above) as the source.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Berries 1 Kaleidoscope Art
As I play and experiment, several thoughts occur to me.
free background kaleidoscope
Autumn Berries 2 - Free desktop background Kaleidoscope
These results are fun but not as beautiful as God's original creation.  Sometimes the kaleidoscopes results are even creepy.  (I'm not sharing the creepy ones).
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Berries 3 Kaleidoscope
Portions of the kaleidoscopes take on insect like qualities.  Maybe that is how God came up with insects - symmetry play.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Berries 4 Kaleidoscope
The centers of the kaleidoscopes almost never resemble anything from the original image.

autumn fall foliage free desktop background
Maple Fall Foliage - Free desktop background
I used the maple tree photo (above) to create the next two images.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall by Jeanne Selep
Red Maple Tree 1 Kaleidoscope Art
Where did that amoeba-like center appear from?
free background kaleidoscope
Red Maple Tree 2 - Free desktop background Kaleidoscope

This yellow tree was used for the next three kaleidoscopes.
autumn fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Fall Foliage - Yellow Tree and branches
The gnarled branches of the tree creates interesting shapes and line art in the kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall by Jeanne Selep
Yellow Tree 1 Kaleidoscope
The swirling pattern below looks more striking when magnified.
(Yes, you can see these images even larger!  The best way to see the images in their largest format is to (on a windows system) right click on the image and select "open in new tab" from the option box that opens. This bypasses software that limits the size of the image opened.  On the newly opened image, click on the image again to see it  zoomed maximum).
Kaleidoscope Photo Art fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Yellow Tree 2 Kaleidoscope
I included this one to show how slight differences can really change the look of the kaleidoscope.
autumn fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Yellow Tree 3 Kaleidoscope

Finally, I wanted to show you with the first image shown with a white background instead of a black background.  I'd love to hear which images are your favorites - my favorites might just be the original photographs...  Either way, enjoy the photos and enjoy your own personal autumn!
autumn fall foliage by Jeanne Selep
Maple Leaf on White Kaleidoscope
Click on the images to see them enlarged.(Yes, you can see these images even larger!  The best way to see the images in their largest format is to (on a windows system) right click on the image and select "open in new tab" from the option box that opens. This bypasses software that limits the size of the image opened.  On the newly opened image, click on the image again to see it  zoomed maximum).

If you enjoyed this post you might also like:

Peacock Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Part 1
Kaleidoscope Part 2









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33 comments:

Priyashi said...

Beautiful Colors and very artistically presented...Loved the presentation...:)

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are really neat! I've never seen anything like it.

Amy Burzese said...

Gorgeous! I love these.

Laura said...

How wonderfully creative and beautiful! I do hope you will share with I Heart Macro too:-)

LV said...

Beauty in a different way. I never knew you could do this. An awesome piece of work.

Light and Voices said...

How do you do this? Kewelopolis!!!!
JM, Illinois

VaishVijay said...

Of course, originals are the best, still kaleidoscopes are interesting!

janiceadcock said...

Way cool!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the autumn colours.

From The Heart said...

How beautiful..and unusual! I love that yellow tree. Some of these look kind of like quilt patterns!

molly said...

Lovely colours of the leaves

Mollyxx

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE kaleidoscopes
ROG, ABCW

vesselsmemories said...

Oh WOW! How do you make these? They're gorgeous, I've never seen anything like this! Thanks also, for visiting my blog today :)

Dawn
@ A Place for Pictures and Memories

Rambling Woods said...

Hard to be pick a favorite as they are all nice.. Kind of curious about the creepy ones.. LOL....It is true that Mother Nature does wonderful color shows at this time of year..thank you for sharing some with Nature Notes...Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

PS..I really love the last one as you can see the individual leaf shapes....Michelle

Jann Olson said...

It's really amazing how these turn out. I really like the first berry one. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Life Images by Jill said...

of wow! amazing! gorgeous! words fail me. Such creativity.
Have a happy weekend and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Trubes said...

Truly lovely images
so imaginative,
thank you for sharing your interest with us

Best wishes,
Di,x
abcw team

bettyl-NZ said...

Great edits!

Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife said...

Wow Jeanne, how amazing! Truly something so very different, nobody has ever link up nature inspired art before on Reconnect with Nature. Thank you for broadening our horizons! xx

sage and spirit said...

You photos are absolutely beautiful! And fall is my favorite season....

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely post. The fall colors are gorgeous.. The kaleidoscopes are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.. Have a happy week!

Snap said...

Love those fall colors!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

These are amazing and I do see insect-like shapes in some of the mosaics.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Julia Nyanyo said...

These are so cool, I love the fact you shared them all, I guess it's very much a try and see if you like the results kind of technique. I love the one with a swirl especially.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love Kaleidoscopes but have never seen anything quite like these; amazingly lovely.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Amazing how simple images can make such artful images.

sal spring said...

I'm a kaleidoscope fan too - yours are super!

The Charm of Home said...

These are beautiful. I will feature this week at HSH!

artbymali said...

Beautiful! I really like the way you did this!

Nicki said...

WOW-just WOW! These are amazing, and you are so creative! Stunning.

Maggie said...

These photos are exquisite! I love kaleidoscopes. Is there a program a that creates these? I thought I saw one such program once. I really love the autumn berries photo. These creations are like stunning mandalas.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Lovely! My favorite is the first one of the autumn berry photo. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
Hugs, Deborah