Friday, March 02, 2007

Photo Hunters: Salty




This week's theme was difficult. I decided to make salt crystals from recipes I found for science fair experiments. It didn't work. I had taken photos of the pot I boiled my salt solutions in, but they were ugly. So I made the photos into kaleidoscopes and amazing circles. Then, suffering from mid-winter break boredom, I played with these creations in GIMP. I learned some but not much. I offer them here as my final result. I really look forward to seeing what other people post today!

I used dumpr.net for the amazing circles and krazydad.com for the kaleidoscopes. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting!











_/\_/\_

56 comments:

  1. This is an awesome picture! I love all the editing you've done - very cool! Thanks for visiting :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cool photo! I never would have thought to create a kaleidoscope!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great photo - amazing. Happy weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  4. now that's ultra cool! Nice and creative... thanks for visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Not only it looks beautiful, but I admire your creativity !

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very creative. I will have to look into those links. I am impressed that you would try to make salt crystals for the Photo Hunt. That is very ambitious.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful! Very impressive and I love your design! Enjoy your weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your picture will not open for some reason, I will come back later to see your kaleidoscope. Mine is up.

    ReplyDelete
  9. teriffic creativity! Love your take on this weeks theme! Thanks for visiting my photo!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think your salt kaleidoscope is impressive!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is really neat. I love your saly experiment. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  12. WOW - what awesome photos!! I will have to try that!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You're very creative, I love it!

    Happy hunting. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think your photo is gorgeous, it's so creative. Mid-winter boredom obviously has its benefits :)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, you are so creative. You ended up with a beautiful photo, even if your original plan didn't work.

    Thanks for watching my movie! It takes about 4 hours from start of filming until the project is complete. Pretty silly for a 2 minute movie, right?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, i am so impressed with all the effort you made! And what a result, a beautiful photo :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. So creative! Beautiful. :) Your experiment may not have worked, but the end result is beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. A lovely kaleidoscope! You're very creative. The result is fantastic. Thanks for sharing those sites too. I'll check them out later.

    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    ReplyDelete
  19. You really put your heart into this one...Great photo.

    Take care,
    Connie
    Thanks for visiting me.

    ReplyDelete
  20. that's so cool!!!

    comments on blogger is having a prob? good thing i got haloscan...

    ReplyDelete
  21. your mid-winter boredom paid off :) it turned out great :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think your photo is just great and very creative!
    Happy weekend
    L

    ReplyDelete
  23. You sure went to a lot of trouble for this weeks theme!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Absolutely cool!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh, it's beautiful! Salt crystals are so gorgeous, like snow crystals!

    ReplyDelete
  26. So you really went through a lot of trouble to come up with something! Wow... An interesting picture it is. At first, before reading the text I thought it was a jellyfish or an ameba :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow! Very creative picture. And beautiful! I was stumped with mine and my twisted train of thought took me to Woodstock.

    Wonderful and unique choice for "salty!"

    ReplyDelete
  28. How creative!
    I love the idea. Salty wasn't all that easy, was it?

    I know what you mean when you mention midwinter break boredom!
    I am stuck at home having to wait for my daughter and have been photographing anything that's around ;)

    ReplyDelete
  29. You know they make sugar in different colors... wonder why they don't make salt in different colors... that would make for interesting kaleidoscope pics too. This was a difficult theme.

    ReplyDelete
  30. that's pretty cool how you did that! Looks like fun to do. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow.. this is a lovely creation. Very very Kool!

    ReplyDelete
  32. interesting effects!!! love it!
    .. and thanks for the links! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great idea, very creative! and thanks for the fun links.
    Happy saturday!

    ReplyDelete
  34. That is an amazing picture! I though is the inside of some sea sponge or something! Great job on this weeks theme!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great shot. Very original.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Well, good for you for going out there and trying to make science work for you! It was a lot more effort than what I did for my post! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow, what a truly amazing picture!! Who would have thought that salt could look so nice! lol I remember as a child how much I use to love playing with my kaleidoscope viewer:-)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Looks like you had a lot of fun with it after all!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Very fu and very creative. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Quite a bit of work- but the result was interesting- almost struck me as a snowflake at first... until you count the spokes;)

    ReplyDelete
  41. That is an awesome picture and you win the prize this week for the coolest photo and the most original. No beach scenes here. Best take on the theme I've seen. Thanks for stopping by and sharing you photo!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Great picture! That was a very creative idea :o)

    ReplyDelete
  43. That is WAY cool!!

    Thanks for visiting me!

    http://photogfrog.livejournal.com/

    ReplyDelete
  44. You amaze me with the amount of time you spend on doing it. Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I think this is perfect for this week's theme :) You are so creative. I just don't have the patience to learn new stuff. I always want everything done in a jiffy :). My Sweetheart plays with his photo-program all the time...

    Have a wonderful Sunday...

    ReplyDelete
  46. Oh wow, very cool! I love kaleidoscopes.

    ReplyDelete
  47. That is a really neat photo! Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Very creative photo, I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  49. your salt crystal is fantastic!! well done:)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Cool shot! I think that's the most creative idea that I've seen all day. Good work.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Talk about creativity! You really worked hard on your photo entry. Very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Beautiful! Very creative. :) That came out wonderfully!

    Thanks for visiting. :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Very cool!

    Mine's up too :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting and for your comments!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails