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A Forever Promise by rocamiadesign

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There are two kinds of promises used in the Bible:

Conditional promises, which are dependent on the behavior of the other parties, similar to the promises we make in contracts. God made many of these promises to Israel, promising to bless and prosper them as long as they behaved. It also talks about children obeying their parents so that it would be well with them (the children) and they would live long lives.

Unconditional promises, which stay in effect no matter what the other person does. An example of this kind of promise is when God told Abraham that his descendents would inherit the land that is now Israel. Another unconditional promise was made to Noah, after the flood, when God told him that the earth would never again be destroyed by flooding. The rainbow was given as a sign so that man would always remember this promise.

The original for this was made in UltraFractal 5 from a Nova (Mandelbrot) formula, and altered in Photoshop CS. I made this as an example of redeeming an old artwork, for a workshop in “Fractal Abstracts”. We’re running the Redemption Challenge in that group to encourage members to find an old fractal that they had given up on and do something radical to update and “redeem” it. Below is the original for this piece:

I imported the image into Photoshop as a .psd file so that I could use layer effects on the trap shape. I used a standard drop shadow and then added a black-to-white radial gradient overlay to give it more of a spherical look. I then duplicated the layer and overlaid a pastel rainbow gradient.

On the background I used the Flaming Pear Lacquer filter on a duplicate layer and then used “Overlay” to blend it with the original to give it an embossed look. I then added a new layer and overlaid a rainbow gradient. One of the problems I have with working on Nova formulas is that there are portions of them that look too busy, which you can see at the bottom of the original fractal. To counteract this, I added the water, using the Flaming Pear Flood filter and softened it with the Nik Glamour Glow filter.

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kathleen emerson, roca mia design, a forever promise, fractal abstract, rainbow, ftrd2011, ftrd2012

Comments

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 2 years ago

    Very pretty Kathleen :)))

  • Thank you, Elaine!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Very nice!! . . .

  • Thanks, Hugh!

    – rocamiadesign

  • MedILS
    MedILSover 2 years ago

    this rocks big time wow

  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Soft and beautiful work.

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    simply magical

  • Chazagirl
    Chazagirlover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 2 years ago

    FABulous!!!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 2 years ago

    I just can’t resist..

    This one is really a gem!

  • Thank you so much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured by Inspired by Life

  • Thank you very much, Charmiene!

    – rocamiadesign

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