Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today's walk report: 032118, a kaleidoscope of nature

For the past month I have been spending moments here and there having a Zen-like experience creating digital kaleidoscope images. This all started with an idea for a background image for a product label I was working on. I went nuts from there. The following images were created using an effect in a motion graphics application. The projects were composed in 4K Digital Cinema, 4096 x 2160 and cropped as deemed appropriate from exported still frames.

This is also a flashback to childhood. Remember these?

Some of these images were created from photos used on previous walk reports and I'll provide a few links to those pages. See if you can find the original images... or don't but you might have more fun if you do. Please click on the images to get the BIG picture.

Acacia boormanii, Snowy River wattle.
Monarch perched in a palo verde tree.
Phacelia tanacetifolia.
Vanessa cardui butterfly on African daisy.
 Two Vanessa cardui butterfles on African daisies
Palo verde flowers, looking upwards.
Passion butterfly on Baja fairy bush.
Monarch butterfly on Salvia uliginosa.
Bee head down on Senna bicapsularis.
This is a focus stack of 6 images from our front yard, 2014.
African daisies, note the "pumpkin" faces.
Scarlet flax.
Baby snapdragons.
Bird of paradise.
Conejo buckwheat.
Oxe eye dasies and sweet alyssum.
Shirley poppy.
Mystery plant.
Mostly Clarkia unguiculata, elegant clarkia.
Plains coreopsis.
 Shirley poppy, Papaver rhoeas.
Kangaroo paws.

March 21st, spring has sprung and it's raining outside. Delightful!