This weeks Photo Art challenge was to spotlight a photo from your archives that you feel never got the attention it deserves.
I am not sure my photo deserves to be in the spotlight but I’m sharing it to show the process rather than the final product and hope that it will possibly encourage someone else to have a go.
I have long been fascinated with mandalas and kaleidscopic patterns and have tried, on many occasions, to find a really easy tutorial to create one. That is to say, a) a tutorial that is for PSE b) one that is easy enough for a beginner to follow and c) one that is comprehensive enough in terms of the instructions provided for the student to create a successful mandala/kaleidoscopic image. I have now tried a number of tutorials but have not found one which fulfills all the above criteria. (If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful).
In my early days of experimentation I studiously followed all the instructions from Ray Rasmussen to create a mandala. What I ended up with was not a perfectly spherical mandala but this rather lopsided elliptical mandala:
My selection came from this photo:
Earlier on this year, and a couple of years after creating this image, I ended up using this “mandala” in a page in my art journal: