Author: Jim Muth Date: To: fractint Subject: [Fractint] FOTD 06-05-12 (The Birth of Light )
FOTD -- May 06, 2012 (Rating 9)
Fractal visionaries and enthusiasts:
For today I see we have a fractal that earns a splendid 9.
Hopefully, we're beginning a spell of high-quality images that
will bring awe and wonder to even the mildly interested fans of
the wonders of fractals.
Today's parent fractal came about when I subtracted 0.525 parts
of Z^(-1.32) from 0.75 parts of Z^(1.23) then added straight C
on each iteration. This combination produces a fractal that
resembles a twisted Mandelbrot set with its main bud on the
southwest side of the oversized main bay, and the northeast
shore line of the main bay seriously eroded. Today's scene lies
on the zigzagging spike extending south from the main bud.
To add a bit of zest to the image I rendered it with the outside
set to 'real', which eliminates the boring flatness that spoils
the normal 'iter' version.
The name "The Birth of Light" sounds rather mystical and is
fully appropriate for an image made of numbers. The calculation
time of 1-3/4 minutes should cause little impatience.
To eliminate all chance of impatience, a finished 640x480x256
version of the image is online at:
Today brought morning clouds to Fractal Central and sun for most
of the afternoon. The temperature of 72F 21C must have satisfied
the fractal cats, who slept the entire afternoon.
There was no FOTD on Saturday, May 5, because FL and I took the
day off to visit an antique emporium in State College, a city
about 60 miles (100km) west of here, where the Penn State child
abuse scandal recently broke. But, at least while we were there,
one would never guess there had even been a scandal. Today, we
simply took it easy. The next FOTD will appear soon. Until
that vague time arrives, take care, and be alert for the forces