Pole - qhph - 182
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.