I just love fractal generated images. These computer based images, crafted out of mathematical formulae, carry with them some of the visual characteristics of both natural forms and of abstract mathematical beauty. At their best, they resonate with a brain-tingling hint of infinity.
Dainis Graveris has collected 60 prime examples, in this case all generated using a freeeware flame fractal program called Apophysis (Windows only, unfortunately), and posted them on the 1stWebdesigner blog. The article is listed as “Part 1”, with the rest presumably to follow soon.
Many of the images are linked to larger versions, frequently on deviantART, that show some of their intricately recursive worlds-within-worlds details (see the detail of the last image, above).
Credits, in this case, are often just screen names. (Images above, Gibson125, babymilk and parablev.)
For more on fractal images, see my previous posts listed below, particularly my article on Benoit Mandelbrot.
Update Part 2 has been posted and is a list of links to 33 Apophysis tutorials.