# Snowflake Symmetry Types Gallery

Angel Dance - 2

Hedge - 41

Foliage - 31

Quonset HHH - 74

Fine Lace - 1

Pinkpetals Q - 66

Sun Squared - 93

Incoming - 98

Smoke Filled Room - 22

Woodwards Assym - 104

Yard - 106

Bearing QH - 108

Scylla and Charybdis - 4

Barb - 8

Cordovan Flox - 20

Cris - 21

Empties - 26

Cross-Sectional - 29

Cool Mint Flavor - 35

Ken - 42

Alley - 45

Lizard Dance - 47

Candy Hearts - 50

Electric Sky - 52

50s Print - 54

Outgrowth - 78

Do-Si-Do - 79

Shadow - 82

Ken - 111

Atrium QHH - 115

Atrium QHHH - 116

Bathwall - 10

Brick Circle - 14

Quonset QHHH - 76

Wet Walk - 102

smashed - 124

1940s - 13

Cage - 16

Moorish Tile - 30

Goose - 38

Gaol - 36

Grass - 39

Mirror - 60

Pentagonal - 65

Deceptively Simple - 96

Tree - 97

Woodwards - 105

Chainlink QPP - 110

Backpack - 5

Diamond Dasies - 25

Evoving Shapes - 27

Hedge 2 - 40

Mama - 51

Bearing QHH - 109

Heather - 117

Spring Corner - 90

Pink - 119

Bath - 9

Birds on a Wire - 12

WindowWall - 61

Dusky Daw - 58

Stellar Focus - 63

Pinkpetals QP - 67

Breaking the Surface - 95

Deep Inside - 103

Ent World - 46

Close Encounter - 56

Starburst - 57

Pennsylvania Dutch - 3

Moorish Dome - 19

Dead Tree 1 - 23

Dead Tree2 - 24

The Entrance - 28

Fresh Leaves Assym - 32

Fresh Leaves Blend - 33

Fresh Leaves - 34

Livestock - 49

Puddle - 59

Sharpening Focus - 62

Barb and Cris 2 - 64

Port Entrance - 72

Science World - 80

SFU - 81

Spring - 89

Simple edge - 91

Cookshack - 18

Texture - 94

VAG Stairs - 100

VAG Stairs 2 - 101

VAG1 - 11

Byantine Floral - 15

Milky Way - 37

Howard and Pat - 44

Pinkpetals QPP - 68

PinkTree - 71

Organic - 84

VAG - 99

Stair - 120

Main Station - 122

Sky Blend - 85

Sky 1 - 86

Sky 2 - 87

Colonial Porcelain - 17

Pinkpetals QPPP - 69

Quonset QPPP - 77

Siding - 83

Steel - 92

Wrinkles - 107

Grass - 113

Leaves - 118

Station - 121

Spiral - 88

Plaid - 48

Puddle 2 - 73

Barb and Cris - 6

Barb and Cris Tiled - 7

Hexagonal - 53

Tangled Web - 55

Quonset HHH Tiled - 75

Empties Tiled - 112

Mama Tiled - 114

Howard and Pat - 43

Pinkpetals Seed - 70

Smashed Tess - 123

Ken - qhh - 42

This page shows the snowflakes arranged by symmetry types. I use 6 types; 5 rotational symmetries and a simple translation symmetry

I have q - which stands for quad which is taking a square and then making a mirror image horizontally and lining the squares up and then taking that whole thing and flipping it vertically. This creates a bigger square that is very symmetric arond the centre lines.

I have p - which stands for pent - which involves taking a section of an image that is a 72 degree isosceles triangle that can be rotated and matched 5 times.

I have h - which stands for hex - which is much like pent but uses triangles that can be rotated 6 times by 60 degrees.

I have t - which stands for tri - which is much like pent but uses triangles that rotate 3 times.

I have d - which stands for dec - which is like pent but uses triangles that rotate 10 times.

The images that you see that are over all involve translation where I take snowflakes and fill a plane with them. The hexagonal ones tile a plane perfectly but the pentagonal ones have an aperiodic tiling.

To make the snowflakes I start with a photograph as a seed and then extract and combine chunks repeatedly - the string of characters after the title shows the transformations in the picture and the order they occured in.