Fractals of the Week | “Labyrinth, When the Stars Fell”

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This week, I have a few pieces that were really fun to play with, from reconditioned older parameter sets given new life. I’ll be a bit minimal on introductory text, as we are busy getting the new cat used to the home, and especially the other cats. I’m taking pictures tonight if I can get Ricky to stay still and not run away from the camera!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

Starfall on the Labyrinth World

This one was interesting to work with, combining Sierpinksi, Mixpinski, and Mandelbox into an odd hybrid mishmash, but one that worked well. Among the things it suggests to me are the walls of a sort of alien hive, though not Xenomorphs, but something stranger, like maybe Hounds of Tindalos, which show a marked preference for angles, especially those of time. It would certainly be a place where they could easily get to any victims who wandered in, given that the Hounds can use angular surfaces to attack. This also has evoked a resemblance to a city seen from a Goblin King’s eye view, with labyrinthine walls and bluey glowing pits or maybe meteorite craters, for goblins to toss their stuff. My friend Jason Avery gets credit for the title.

Clearance for Launch

This piece uses a similar set of parameters, the inputs used to tweak the math which generates the final image’s appearance. It zooms in, or magnifies the image much more than the previous piece. The somewhat prosaic title comes from the image of a starship taking off from a spaceport. But what’s going on with it?

The glow effect could show a mix of things going on, but whatever it may suggest, that’s a lot of light being thrown about, whether the daylight of an extremely nearby stellar primary, the fiery reaction mass of spacecraft in liftoff, perhaps a spaceport in the process of exploding in a very nasty way while evacuees desperately try to escape from impending disaster, like a gargantuan solar storm. What you see is up to you!

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

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