Created for the Cityscape Workshop in Solo Exhibition Group as the third step in the translation of
Starting with Mandelbulb3D parameters from Alien Weapon Installation by fraterchaos I modified the shapes and colors as best I could in M3D to try to match the general complexity and palette of Lucinda’s wonderful photo from memory. Next, using GIMP v2.8 I have selected just a portion of the image and, using the perspective tool on just that selected rectangular portion, increased the height to resemble the taller windmill tower in Lucinda’s photo. Selecting the top portion of this new “tower”, I again used the perspective tool to greatly “pinch” the very top, forming almost a triangle, whose contrast and brightness I greatly darkened to resemble the conical roof. Then I just copied and reduced in height this tower to form the smaller windmill tower.
While I had often used this perspective tool to modify the entire image, this was the first time I had realized I could use it to distort just an isolated section, which opens up a lot of possibilities for future creativity, a great result already from this workshop, but I still have much to do to complete this translation.