thanks - I appreciate it
the last one was from a macro photo of a wreath made of tissue paper flowers which is originally just a quadrant of the image. It created a "foreshortening" effect thus the larger paper petals and the exponentially shrinking petals.
totally mandala-esque - I find them pleasant to make and look at, like stain glass.
each of the images consist of approx 5 layers of varying in shade/contrast/saturation/blending/dodging or burning...
here's a couple more