This is the 200th
fractal I've uploaded to the internet. I started on Renderosity (but that account is now all gone... I don't like R'osity).
I've rendered *several* thousand fractals (my ~/Flames/ directory has 23GB in it
). I used to post more of what I made (I was submitting a new fractal every couple days when I first started). But now I develop an idea over several weeks.
I usually save 5-10 fractals similar fractals in an evening and render them over night and into the next day. They're usually very similar: I play with the colours, weight and design, but keep the overall style. If I like one of the renders I'll post it or develop it further the next time I play with Apo. Often I play around with plugins to get a desired effect. If I get bored I make something totally different and start the process over again.
So, yeah... I'm both picky and spend a lot of time