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:

Peacock Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Part 1
Kaleidoscope Part 2
Kaleidoscope Part 3
Kaleidoscope Part 4
Kaleidoscope Part 5
Stained Glass
Mosaic Window

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LV said...

You were truly bless with a great talent. It so nice that you make it possible for others to enjoy.

Light and Voices said...

I am grateful for your talent and that you posted these wonderful kaleidoscopes.
JM, Illinois

NC Sue said...

I'd love to know how you capture kaleidoscopic images.

Jeanne Selep said...

Hello NC Sue. The photo is taken like normal, and then a software program creates the kaleidoscope image.

Donna Wilkes said...

Have you ever thought of creating fabric from these beautiful images?

Jeanne Selep said...

Hello Donna - Wouldn't fabric be awesome? I quilt, you may have noticed...

Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife said...

I am loving your beautiful images, what a wonderful way to celebrate Fall. Thanks for sharing them at Reconnect with Nature. xx

Anonymous said...

How lovely and colourful!

Gentle Joy said...

I love these... they are so bright and colorful... and start out so simply. Thank you for sharing them. :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

intriguing and beautiful :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, these are so beautiful. I have a kaleidoscope lens but it doesn't fit on my camera. Hmmm, maybe I'll try using duct tape to hold it in place.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These designs remind me of an intricate and colourful mandala. Stunning.

bettyl-NZ said...

The colors and patterns are so intriguing! Lovely series.

Jann Olson said...

I think that these are absolutely gorgeous! The colors of Fall worked wonderfully. Thanks for creating and sharing these with SYC.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty Love these!
Please make sure to revisit and Say G'day to the hosts and people at the party if you haven't already!
Cheers! Joanne
Thanks for the link back GREATLY appreciate!

eileeninmd said...

I love these beautiful and colorful images! Your are creative! Enjoy your new week!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Have you yet told us the program or app you use to do this? Did I miss it? Nice stuff - it would be fun to try.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A creative series of the autumn leaves.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Cindy said...

Amazing what the autumn leaves have become. Like the simile between God and creative

Louisette said...

Lovely ,greeting from Belgium.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I adore seeing the original pictures for these images.

Kathy McB said...

Amazing vibrant colors! Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very beautiful artwork made with autumn colors!

Kalantikan said...

I wonder how you do that, but they are really amazing. Is that a program or an application or something? And am also awed with the number of links you have with your posts. Amazing indeed.

EG CameraGirl said...


Karen said...

Oh, I love these!

Rambling Woods said...

Really beautiful.. I hope you frame them. Such happy images... Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love the beautiful colors! Thanks so much for sharing them at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Florence said...

Oh my! I didn't know you could do that! They are gorgeous! Love the colors.

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