man∙da∙la(Sanskrit mandala circle)…a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing a multiple projection of an image. (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.)
This is a blog of photographs that I have transformed via multiple “reflections” into images that remind me of the patterned symmetry of far eastern mandalas. These could be called “photo mandalas” or, as I like to call them,mandalagraphs. The blog’s first post was on September 1, 2012.
Most of the mandalagraphs are derived from nature, but some involve people or are of man-made objects of one kind or another. Unless otherwise noted, all the original photos are mine.
Originally, my goal was to publish one post a day, usually consisting of one mandalagraph. On occasion, a post will include several of the versions possible when creating a mandalagraph from a given image. Or you will find posts with several related mandalagraphs created from completely different photos. Currently, I am trying to publish at least one mandalagraphs every three days, a less demanding pace.
For those curious about the equipment I use, until early February 2014 when I started using a Fujifilm X-E2 digital camera, most of the original photos were taken with a Nikon D300 or a Canon S100 or S95. Some of the older photos used other digital cameras, mostly Nikon. On occasion, photos taken with my iPhone–from a 4S to 5s and now a 6–have turned out to be good mandalagraph material; I identify such photos in the caption.
For suggestions on how to access the images on this site other than by simply scrolling down through the posts, please see the Galleries & Searchpage.