Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Creating Kaleidoscopes Part 4

Kaleidoscope desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S1: Free desktop background

God is the ultimate creator, and God gifted humans with the ability to create.  So for me, creating is an exhilarating experience - when I create I feel closer to God.
Kaleidoscope free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S2: Free desktop background
Creating allows me time to think about God's gifts - nature around us, and the ability to create that he gave to us humans.  Both gifts give me much joy.

Kaleidoscope desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S3: Free desktop background

Creating this set of kaleidoscopes was particularly rewarding because I finally like the resulting images almost more then the initial photo.

Kaleidoscope desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S4: Free desktop background
It's the fall season, a season associated with spooky and dark images, but I could title these kaleidoscopes "The Opposite of Goth".  The results have happy, bright colors.
('Goth' referring to those people who like to wear black with black fingernail polish, etc.)

Kaleidoscope photo art by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S5: Fall foliage with altered colors
The photo source for these kaleidoscopes was a photo of fall foliage.

Wisconsin Fall Foliage by Jeanne Selep
Wisconsin fall foliage, October 2013
The fall foliage can be in crisp focus and yet the individual leaves start to blend into each other...

Fall foliage free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Fall foliage: Free desktop background

... acting like dabs of paints that become an impressionistic (or pointillism?) fantasy in the kaleidoscopes.

Kaleidoscope desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S6: Fall foliage with altered colors
In the kaleidoscope images it is a struggle to find the leaves from the source image.

Kaleidoscope free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S7: Fall foliage
Even the colors from the source image change as they become isolated in different patterns.

Kaleidoscope  free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope S8: Fall foliage

I'm hoping you enjoy this latest batch of inspired creations.  I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have the time.

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:

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Kaleidoscope Part 2
Kaleidoscope Part 3

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