(2 images.) I wasn’t sure how to categorize these, as they started out as 2D fractals but after some intense manipulating this was the result…
This was made into a kaleidoscope (or kaleidoscopic-type design…thingy??) because I wasn’t satisfied with the origial image… 🙂
These are addictive!…as well as quick and easy to make (nice for those of us whose free time is spotty at best). Paint Shop Pro 7 (yes, I am a die-hard, hanging onto my old stuff so I don’t have to keep spending money!) does a great job of turning almost anything into a kaleidoscope. I must say that it even beats Gimp, or any of those kaleidoscope-makers on the net where you insert your own image.
The first of these has too much white, a bit hard on the eyes, but looks best viewed at full size. It was a JPG at first and I forgot that, so after the manips it is slightly “soft”…
The 2nd and 3rd ones were made originally with Gimp, but I wanted to do more….so I whipped out the Jasc magic, did some manipulating, and now they do look better. I am not keen on all those signatures multiplied in the 2nd one, I promise you I am not narcissistic, LOL. The last looks like it has shells and rocks in the middle…cool!
And from what I understand, kaleidoscopes are NOT fractals…maybe I should change the byline of this blog…hhmm.