Sometimes pictures within pictures emerge unexpectedly and uninvited! For example, the image below began life as a photo of some strands of seaweed. I decided to remove the background and allow just a few of the strands to form a random, abstract pattern. I also decided to use just two contrasting colours. The result was the first image below:
But when I rotated the image 90 degrees clockwise (Image 2) I distinctly saw a fish and the head of an old fishseller. Or is it just my imagination?
This image was initially an unsuccessful photo of a ‘cow parsley’ seed head protruding through the snow. To ‘rescue’ it I decided to remove the texture of the snow and heighten the contrast. There was little improvement, but when I flipped it horizontally and rotated it 90 degrees anti-clockwise the eccentric ice skater emerged. Just a bit of fun!