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BD#7: Silver Threads Among the Gold (UF0694) by barrowda

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BD#7: Silver Threads Among the Gold (UF0694) by 

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Created in Apophysis 7×15 as an abstract fractal based on the Bipolar Design tutorial by Fractaldesire on DA currently running in Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. This is another work (see below) from an early, intermediate step in the tutorial, using only the first five transforms (out of 17!).

Gradient fills, mirroring and image replication added in GIMP v2.6, with scale up, “de-magnification” and final render in Ultra Fractal 5.04. Best if viewed larger.

Created from the same apo image as this work:

BD#3: Fab Five (G0690)
by barrowda

“Silver Threads Song Traced to Poets Re-Hash on Order” Shiockton, Wis. (AP).—The love ballad, Silver Threads Among the Gold, which has stirred the hearts of more than one generation, was not the inspiration of an aging poet but a re-hash produced on order. The story developed after the unveiling of a monument here in honor of the author of the words, Eben E. Rexford, who died in 1916. Rexford made a living by writing verse and flower and garden articles for magazines. When he was 18, he wrote and sold for $3 some verses entitled Growing Old. Later, H. P. Danke, composer of the music for Silver Threads, wrote to him requesting words for a song. Rexford dug into his scrapbook and revised Growing Old.

Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today,
Life is fading fast away.
But, my darling, you will be, will be
Always fair to me,
Yes, my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me.
Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold,
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.
When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright,
With the roses of the May,
I will kiss your lips and say,
Oh! My darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown!
Yes, my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown!
Love can never more grow old,
Locks may lose their brown and gold;
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow,
But the hearts that love will know,
Never, never winters frost and chill;
Summer warmth is in them still;
Never winters frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.

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Celebrating the milestones of 750,000 Views (11/14/14), 1300 Features (11/30/14) 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, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago

    Bro, love all that you have here, striking colors, very exciting , all happiness always your Sis.

  • Thank you so much for your fave and great comments, NJ!! This is one of my favorite “older” songs, with a theme that becomes more meaningful with each passing year… :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 3 years ago

    I love everything about this David….the gorgeous colours…..the beautiful pattern….love it…. :)

  • Thank you so much for your fave and comments, Pam, I think this is one of my favorites, too! Have a great weekend!! :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous piece of work David. Loving the pattern here!

  • Thank you very much, Jackie, for your fave and comments. The full tut produces some beautiful images, but perhaps a little complex…I really like what this simple intermediate has to offer. :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Stormey
    Stormeyalmost 3 years ago

    Wow. Very nice job David.

  • Thank you very much, Sheila!! Have a great weekend! :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 3 years ago

    thanks…you too David… :)

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