Re: Art Of Digital Show


I saw the images in the newsgroup and am interested in what you said about putting together all the basic fractal sets. These four that I saw are in the basic formula sets, but there can be many more. A starting place for the complete set of fractal types could be found at the wikipedia site at this address -

On the subject of post processing - I appreciate post processing of fractals when it is done in a good context. One good site I would recommend that does good work with post processing of fractals into digital art is a site created by Adam Webb -


Jim Hauser wrote:
"Stephen C. Ferguson" <fergusonsc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:s4EVg.43718$DU3.8895@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I think that what separates fractal art and fractals is that fractals are created purely from math by iteratively applying a formula and applying a coloring algorithm to color the single pixel. Fractal art is sometimes misleading because the image has been post processed. The first image that I saw at this web site, I noticed that post processing was obviously used on the image. This distracts me from continuing to look further.

The pure fractal art is what I am really interested in.

Thanks for the post Roger. I looked at the site for about 2 seconds and became disinterested.


I would have to agree with you on post work. I use it sparingly, mostly for brightness and contrast. But it has to be kept under four slider clicks in any combination. Anymore and the image starts transforming too much.

As you said in your post about post processing. Just say no... :-)

Your last post in the binary group is a fantastic example. (cl-2006-10-05_008)

On the other end I have just finished a somewhat comprehensive (if that is possible) set of all of the basic fractal sets that I'm aware of. They are rendered neutral in black and white bmp. I want to put the formulas into the images. Hopefully, this will give them an artistic appeal all their own. Will post some examples in the binaries when the first few are finished. (So far there are around 120.)