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Top 10 placement 4/29/11 in ATF Gnarls Challenge
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Gently paddling our canoe through the early morning fog, we could barely see fifty feet, even though the sun was beginning to pierce the mist from above. Slowly revealing itself, first as just a reflected glimmer of sunlight, we began to see a remarkable object partially submerged in the water ahead, but could not recognize it as anything we had ever seen before…

Created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a white background, color adjusted with added supernova in GIMP v2.6, then saved in .jpg format, and finally scaled up with added Lake transform in UF. Number 9 in a series of images generated with the instructions in the tutorial called Comprehensive Gnarls by dA’s Drummerboy08. Best if viewed larger.


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Celebrating the milestones of 630,000 Views (7/10/14), 1100 Features (4/26/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts and Artists Universe groups, and active in over 50 other RB groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    This is superb! I am totally in love with this piece. Perfect shape, gorgeous gradient the sparkle in the center and corner. 2 thumbs up hun!

  • Thank you so much, Jackie, for the fave and the wonderful comments here and on the ATF forum…as you know, I love to find good apos on white backgrounds, and if I can add UF Lake “drowning” (LOL) then you get something pretty special…so glad you, too, escaped the weekend’s tornadoes…Best, D

    – barrowda

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlover 3 years ago

    Very, very nice!! I’d love to see more like this one from you!

  • Oooh! Thank you so much, Michelle, for this comment and fave!! I’d love to see more like this from me, too (LOL)…I’ll try my best!! Take care, David

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Lovely work David . . .

  • Thanks so much, Hugh!! I’ve been greatly inspired by your light-bending skills ever since I joined RB, David

    – barrowda

  • Congratulations on the acceptance of your beautiful and thought-provoking image on the Sojie 10 Earth Day special exhibition!!

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    You’re very welcome. I too, am very glad they missed you too hun! hugs

  • Congratulations on the acceptance of your beautiful and thought-provoking UF image on the Sojie 10 Earth Day special exhibition!!

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    this is stunning David… it…..gorgeous…. :)

  • Thanks so much for the fave and comment, Pam!! I get lucky once a while and they turn out just right (lol)…Best, David

    – barrowda

  • plunder
    plunderover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Debs, for the fave and feature!! Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 3 years ago

    Very pretty David!! Congratulations!

  • Thank you VERY much, Daisy!! Best wishes for continued success on your wonderful Earth Day activities, David

    – barrowda

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    This is brilliant David. One of your best. A gorgeous blend of fractal and digital art. Congratulations on work well done.

  • Thank you so much for the fave and wonderful comment, Bunny! It is so rewarding to finally have command of some of the artistic tools to be able to intentionally create pleasing images without having to just stumble over them after hundreds of mistakes and false starts :o)))

    – barrowda

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    I agree with Jaclyn. Very beautiful, superb work!

  • Fave and comment much appreciated, Thea!! I’m very happy that you and many others seem to be enjoying this one so much; precisely why I’ve invested so much time to learn how to use these programs, in hopes of sharing something more beautiful than I could ever create with manual techniques.

    – barrowda

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