gretas garden mandalas

This blog is about creating beautiful mandalas from garden photos.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gretas Garden Mandalas

Photographs of flowers and butterflies in my garden have been converted into colorful mandalas using the kaleidoscope tool in Picture Window ( Here are a couple of examples.

The top picture was of Tithonia "torch" (Mexican sunflower) with butterflies. The lower image is of cardinal flowers with a butterfly. The digital images were enhanced by increasing the color saturation and adjusting the gamma. To me, this did not artificially enhance the pictures but brought them closer to what they looked like in real life. The image was then cropped to restrict what was included in the mandala. This required some trial and error. Fortunately, the kaleidoscope tool in Picture Window is really easy to use and takes no time.