Although I certainly enjoy taking pictures with a film camera, digital image manipulation also has quite a bit of draw for me.
Recently, I started playing with the mathmap plugin for GIMP. Armed with a 3.2 megapixel camera, I took a few snaps of my model holding a picture frame, and then I got down to business.
This is pretty much the standard first droste style image one makes with mathmap.
There is far to much symetry and crowding of the frame element for my tastes, but hey, not bad for the first try.
Now that is a bit more like it.
With the objects in the image not being centered to infinity, I tend to like this one a bit more than the previous image.
Too bad the alignment of the nested images doesn't match the frame very well.
Ah the wrapping droste effect image. Does this style have an actual name or can I just call it the wrapping droste effect?
Not as cluttered as the original nested image, so it is a bit easier on the eye.
Because I wanted to make everyone ill, here is an animated gif of the offset droste image.
Are you a little queasy yet?
What does all of this mean? It means that the "know-how" is now mine and I need to make a fancy shmancy image with a bit more forethought regarding the contents of the image.
now stop reading, and go make a picture