This is the third version of this mosaic that I have posted on Flickr. The previous one was made a year ago, a little after Valentine's day, hence the title. This one is not actually belated, so perhaps I should say elated valentine ?
This version shows some of the improvements in my mosaic-making software over the course of the year. The obvious visual improvement from the prior version is mainly due to the use of duplicate tiles. The previous versions use all unique tiles, which greatly decreases fidelity to the target image. The tradeoff is that there are far fewer individual tiles making up the image, which reduces the fun of examining it up close.