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Squaring the Circle

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Ultra Fractal for Mac & PSE

This one took a week to render - PLEASE click to see full-size details...





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Kaleidogal's avatar
Beautiful work, love the colors.  Please tell me how you zoom so deep into the M-set with UF, I find it is no easy task.  You either have to keep clicking the left mouse button or 'scrub' the mouse to move in deeper.  I was so spoiled with XaoS, instant fractal zoomer, made it fun and real entertaining to find good spots.
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Thank you for kind words (and favs and comments on other pieces).  I stopped fractalling a few years ago, but I had a lot of fun for the years I was doing it.  Zooming into UF demanded a lot of patience - I would draw the tiniest box around the spot I wanted to zoom into and let it render a little so that I could work out where I needed to draw the next tiniest box, and so on and so forth.  It took ages.  But then, and using the wonderful coloring algorithm that I was using, it was all worth the final days-long render at a large size.  These last UF renders I did are my favorites.
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Thank you for your reply.  I'll have to try zooming in with UF6, it renders much faster which is great but I haven't tried zooming into the Mandelbrot yet.  There just should be some magic to it!
Too bad you gave up making fractals.  Looks like you experimented with a lot of different programs.  Once I started my fractal adventure with XaoS I instantly became addicted, such a fun hobby with so many different formulas to explore, especially with UF.  
I love all your bird photos, they are very nice.  Where in the states are you?  I'm in Pennsylvania and people around here don't know anything about fractals.  It's like talking to a brick wall, they just don't get it!

Take care :) (Smile)    
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I did experiment with many fractal programs!  At one point I must have had over 70 different programs on my computer.  I narrowed it down in the end to my favourite: Fractal Explorer; plus Ultra Fractal, Fractal Science Kit, Apophysis/Chaotica.  I made fractals for five or six years and had a great time doing it but then I found that I had lost any inspiration (if I ever had any in the first place!) and needed the time for other things.  Including bird photography - thanks for nice comment.  I guess I also found it quite solitary - nobody I know really understood it or why I was doing it.  That shouldn't be the main reason, of course!  I am in Northern Virginia and very happy here (I come from the UK).
Thanks again for your kind words!
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Northern Virginia, oh it's so beautiful in the rolling hills of Leesburg, Middleburg, Frederick and over towards Harpers Ferry.  I haven't been down that way in many years but I'll never forget the gorgeous scenery.

I know what you mean about fractal art being solitary.  I sit at home for hours on end glued to the computer and wonder at times why I don't have any good friends, why aren't I more social??!!  Same thing with writing and other solitary hobbies.  Oh well, all is great with the world when we create, either alone or along with others.  70 programs is a bit excessive, though!  Perhaps you over did it just a little :D (Big Grin) 
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wonderful and colorful.
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Thanks very much!

:-)
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your so very welcome
sorry this finds you late
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