SplitsCylVania 12: Excaliber (UF0321) by barrowda

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Part of my recent vacation was spent at the Excaliber Hotel in Las Vegas, with many symbols of the legendary sword in the stone (also at one time held by the Lady of the Lake) that inspired this image.

From ATF tut 10 with added Fx of Julia3D, hyperbolic and Bubble, then sharpened with added supernova in GIMP and rendered in Ultra Fractal 5.04 with a bit of Lake transform at the bottom. Best if viewed larger.

The series title was somewhat inspired by the movie theme (see youtube below) which was in turn a spoof of the Big Band era song Pennsylvania 6-5000.


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  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 3 years ago

    oooooohhh beautiful wish i could pull something like this out of a lake

  • Thanks so much for the fave and comment, Lore!! So far, I’ve only learned how to put them into the lake…I’ll have to now figure out how to pull them out :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!! . . .

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, Hugh!! These equations with parallel lines (splits, rectangles, etc.) do a great job of illustrating just what the subsequent mathematical transformations are really doing in two and sometimes three dimensions…

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 3 years ago

    love this….gorgeous light….lovely reflections…..and beautiful design….it is a marvelous sword….. definitely magical…. :)

  • Thank you so much, Pam!!! I’m pretty happy with this one myself, for the moment at least :o))) Back to the fractal cauldron to make some more magic happen!

    – barrowda

  • viennablue
    viennablueabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work David, love the animation lol. :-)
    up the road from Swanage is a town called Wareham. Wareham is a saxon town which lies between 2 small rivers and still has it’s saxon walls. back in 1927 a new bridge was built, while this was happening a saxon sword was found in the old bridge. Wareham Town Council this year commission a blacksmith to make a copy of the sword, they have placed it on a roundabout plunged into some large blocks of Purbeck stone. Now all our summer visitors want to know what we have to do with Arthur, where did he stay, where was his castle??? this part of old Wessex has nothing to do with the Arthur legend, its driving all the local museum’s crazy!

  • Thanks, Jacqui!! What a great story, I’m so glad this image inspired you to share it, but sorry it’s driving the local curators bonkers :o) My middle name is actually Arthur, so you can perhaps imagine this has been a favorite topic of mine ever since an aging Merlin told me the full histories when I was just a lad in the tenth century ;o)

    – barrowda

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 3 years ago

    Really wonderful, David! Love the sword in the lake effect!

  • Thank you very much, Peggi!! I’m really having some great breakthroughs both with this tut, and at the same time with GIMP and UF (all thanks to you!). Best, D

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic work hun!

  • Thanks, Jackie!! I was hoping you would like this one and #11…wait until you see #13 (hehe)…

    – barrowda

  • viennablue
    viennablueabout 3 years ago

    I am honoured to be a friend of the great Pendragon, lol! :-)

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Indeed I do! :)

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssabout 3 years ago

    Once more a master-piece, David! Great image … ;o)

  • You are so kind with your generous comments, my friend :o))) Ciao!!

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 3 years ago

    6/11/11 Congrats on being part of Mega Feature Weekend!

  • Thank you, Jackie!! You know I loved this tut :o)))
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us next…D

    – barrowda

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