Kaleidoscopes

I have a particular love for kaleidoscopes, or any kind of circle art. At one time I actually made physical scopes with mirrors. I wanted to make kaleidoscope images in Photoshop, but I couldn't get the angles to work, until a friend sent me some scans of quilting templates with the perfect angles. Photoshop now has a kaleidoscope filter, but it's not as creative as hand picking your own starting wedge from a souce photo and copy/pasting it together. I work from a variety of source images -- mostly photos of flowers or leaves, sometimes campfire flames and occasionally I work with fractals.

Arbutus Lines

from peeling arbutus bark

Fungalli

from a patterned shelf fungus

Flame Leaf

from autumn Japanese maple leaves

Starflake

from leaf skeleton against snow

Siskin Flower

from Pine Siskin photo

Ceilidh

from garden flowers

Lisbet

from Iris

Katarina

from Iris

Baresquant

from ice formations on a puddle

Crystalle

from ice formations on a puddle


Caddalaine

from mixed flowers


Shannarra

from yellow begonia

Dawnrose

from rhododendron

Dragonfly Flower

from photo of dragonfly

Elegantia

from rhododendron

Brianna

from stems and wild pea flowers

Gloria

from campfire flames

Kirianna

from campfire flames

Leotus

from Iris

Mokreet

from stems and weedy flowers

Fish Conference

from photo of marine worms

Orpheus

from rhododendrons

Papillon Jaune

from autumn alder leaves

Pellucidar

from photo of butterfly

Flower Star

from dahlia

Valentine

from rhododendron

Merriquist

from Ultra Fractal image

Daystar

from day lily

Jaystar

from Steller's Jay

Middle Earth

from Ultra Fractal image

Paillon Bleu

from blue mallow flower

Victoria

from cow vetch

Unity in Diversity

from campfire flames

Shiny

from Ultra Fractal image