Friday, December 14, 2012

with KaleidaCam app: saguaro blossoms and tea leaves

Recent experimentation with symmetry (see last couple of posts) led me to another iphone photo-editing app: KaleidaCam

I began playing with it while waiting for a plane, actually...and then sent the result to my wife, who said it took her a couple of minutes to realize what she was looking at:

Yeah. Circular-nose-ridge: creepy.
Front-camera self-portraits maybe aren't the best shots
for kaleidoscopic treatment.

So, on to something more pleasant--saguaro blooms.
Above, the original photo from this past spring,
and below--its permutations:

Still dealing with something organic, a bowl of tea-leaves:
Amazing that some people still look into such things for information about the future... 
(but anything random seems to take on meaning when radial symmetry is applied)

...and, what with the 2012 baqtun coming up on the winter solstice, 
I thought the scene looked vaguely Mayan:

And to end with--from a dinner at a Korean BBQ restaurant in L.A.--all of the banchan side-dishes, hands holding chopsticks, and grilling meat--the star of dinner:


  1. Really awesome work. Fantastic!

  2. Thanks! Lots of fun ways of looking at things...