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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
The color shaft to my kaleidoscope. The opaque looking shapes are actually little bits of mirrored plastic. The complete kaleidoscope is in a note in the upper left. I bought the kaleidoscope at an antique store. It's made to look like an antique, but it's not ... it's more of a homemade item/art. The kaleidoscope body is made out of stained glass. The viewing end is at the bottom and contains the viewing lens. The T end of the kaleidoscope is an acrylic rod filled with fluid and bits of color which slide down a spiral slot inside the rod. It works pretty much like a regular kaleidoscope with a prism at the T-end. You twist the rod as you look through the viewing lens and it changes all the shapes and colors. I just noticed while sitting here looking at the photo that it has a crack in it and I'm guessing it's been dropped sometime by one of the grand kids ... or maybe me! I did a search a few minutes ago and there are actually stained glass kaleidoscope kits available. Not quite the same design, but then I bought this one nearly 12 years ago.

James Wiley, k.e.s_kloset, Rafael, Clickity Click and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


41 comments - The latest ones
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
that is so cool! I love the colour Norm!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thanks Wendi! ... I think there may be a little witch flying around in there! :-)
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
where? up on the right??
this is a rather awesome looking apparatus... you need (it's not necessary) to put up a description about it. I am certainly intrigued.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Yes ... upper right. I added some notes and description to the kaleidoscope photos.
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Very artful composition, Norm! :)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Valfal
Thanks Valerie! :-)
3 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Stunning work Norm!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to PaulOClassic©
Thanks Paul! :-)
3 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Very pretty. I'm intrigued too.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Yvette Chew
Thanks Yvette! :-) I added some notes and description to the kaleidoscope photos.
3 years ago.
H C
H C
Very nice kaleidoscope and shot.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to H C
Thanks Harriet! :-)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Wonderful point of view and light well used =)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Sami Serola
Thanks Sami! :-)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Dramatic and eye catching, love the tones, Norm.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Gillian Everett
Thanks Gillian! :-)
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Not sure what this object is, but I realy love those fabulous colors !
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks Isabelle! :-) I added some notes and description to the kaleidoscope photos. Ceiling fan in the background and the color tube to the kaleidoscope in the foreground.
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Very dramatic and cool . I'm intrigued too
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Janano -
Thanks Jan! :-) I added some notes and description to the kaleidoscope photos.
3 years ago.
Janano - has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks I just read them. Fascinating. I have never seen one like this. Thanks for adding pics and notes
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Excellent shot! At first, I thought it was the hilt of a Samurai sword.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks Kenny! :-) It doesn't look anything like you would expect it to look like.
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
A great little thing Norm and you've made it all the more dramatic in the manner you've shot it!. I especially love the composition and the bokeh! :)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to autofantasia
Thanks Paul! :-)
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Cool Shot Norm! Great colors and designs. :)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Clickity Click
Thanks Chris! :-)
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Awesome shot.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Don Sutherland
Thanks Don! :-)
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Super compo. Love the dof and the light behind!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to *starless*
Thanks Dark Skies! :-)
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
interesting and a very good composition
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Many thanks! :-)
3 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Brings back a few memories Norm! :-)
Nicely photographed!
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Goffy
Thanks Goffy! :-)
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Great find, Norm and an interesting photo of colors and shapes and, of course, light.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to Clickity Click
Thanks Chris! :-)
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
This is so cool Norm. I have a small collection of them too and have always enjoyed kaleidoscopes. Have you ever taken any shots while looking through one of them?

(sorry i'm so late. I don't know how I missed this.)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks Karen! :-) Just once ... and I really need to make something to hold it while I do a manual focus for the shot. I may try it again someday once I do.
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Best of luck if you do Norm and I'd love to see your pics.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks Karen! I'll post them if I ever get around to setting it up!
3 years ago.