|Maple Leaf on Black Kaleidoscope|
Note: This post was from September 2014 and got deleted between 2020 and 2021. I managed to restore the post to around Sep 15, 2023.
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.
|Autumn Berries Fall Foliage, Oct 2013|
The next several kaleidoscopes use my autumn berry photo (above) as the source.
|Autumn Berries 1 Kaleidoscope Art|
As I play and experiment, several thoughts occur to me.
|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).
|Autumn Berries 3 Kaleidoscope|
Portions of the kaleidoscopes take on insect like qualities. Maybe that is how God came up with insects - symmetry play.
|Autumn Berries 4 Kaleidoscope|
The centers of the kaleidoscopes almost never resemble anything from the original image.
|Maple Fall Foliage - Free desktop background|
I used the maple tree photo (above) to create the next two images.
|Red Maple Tree 1 Kaleidoscope Art|
Where did that amoeba-like center appear from?
|Red Maple Tree 2 - Free desktop background Kaleidoscope|
This yellow tree was used for the next three kaleidoscopes.
|Fall Foliage - Yellow Tree and branches|
The gnarled branches of the tree creates interesting shapes and line art in the kaleidoscope.
|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).
|Yellow Tree 2 Kaleidoscope|
I included this one to show how slight differences can really change the look of the kaleidoscope.
|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!
|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).
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