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Kaleidoskope - Industrial Series

A series of kaleidoskopic images. These with a industrial structures.

I've been playing around with Photoshop, trying to find ways to create those reflecting, kaleidoskopic images without manually resizing and rotating images. This was eventually achieved by using embedded images - there is an origin file, one that is cropped to a triangle, one that reflects the first triangle and the final image, which combines the triangles in a hexagon. Voilá, now I only needed to swap the origin image and the final file would update. This enabled me to play around with many different source images. In a second step, I combined two images with different scales and even added some transparency.

This is the "Industrial" series.

I'm getting the hang of what images are good for reflections. The main criteria is the level of detail - there should be enough micro detail, otherwise the images end up visually boring. But it also shouldn't be too much detail, because then the readability gets lost and it's very much abstract.
For the industrial images, there was a number of images from a forge - these are very cool in terms of contrast and images. Glowy things are really cool, as seen with the rocket launch in number 10 (and the cover image). Doesn't it look like a very cool robot?

Kaleidoskope - Industrial I

Kaleidoskope - Industrial II

Pipes and machinery.

Kaleidoskope - Industrial III

Kaleidoskope - Industrial IV

Here I extended the canvas to get more of the details and outer reflections. It looks sooo science fictiony!

Kaleidoskope - Industrial V

Now we are more in the realm of Heavy Metal Album Covers.

Kaleidoskope - Industrial VI

Kaleidoskope - Industrial VII

The last of the forge series.

Kaleidoskope - Industrial VIII

An oil rig.

Kaleidoskope - Industrial IX

Kaleidoskope - Industrial X

What I call the "rocket man", a giant robot.

Kaleidoskope - Industrial XI


Kaleidoskope - Industrial XII

Kaleidoskope - Industrial XIII