Featured 6/12/11 in Fractal Combinations
Created June 9, 2011 specifically for the Fractal Paradise Spirals Challenge, this image has an Apo Gnarls base fractal at its core:
That apo fractal was itself created in Apophysis 7x v15 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group, using Cylinder in the final transform. The initial starting point was from the instructions in the tutorial called Comprehensive Gnarls by dA’s Drummerboy08.
Here, after color adjustment and line sharpening in GIMP, two additional but smaller copies of the original fractal were added as layers in Ultra Fractal 5.04, and they, as well as the center of the main image, were rounded and magnified using a UF Standard transformation called Glass Hemisphere, adjusting the parameters carefully to best fit the structures and balance the composition. Best if viewed larger.