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Uploaded: 07/21/15 4:48 PM GMT
Beach Horses
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On the Off Topic forums I spoke of a picture I searched everywhere for -- it had mutated out of all recognition.

Created in Apophysis in March 2009, using Cabin Tom's 3D Spiralia script. Post-processed in Photoshop (lightly tinted background, hue change and adjustment layers).

Wondered if I could re-work it so the spirals were less soft, but the original flame no longer looked like these waves... in their place were a couple of depressed foxgloves. The plugins are accepted by my newer version of Apophysis (7x 15D) but don't seem to work the same way they did in the older version.

Fortunately... I still have the older version, and could view the waves with it.

Unfortunately... couldn't improve on the original at all! I zoomed out and increased the contrast and vibrancy in Photoshop, but that was it. I can't clarify the spirals in Apophysis without losing the shapes altogether, along with that foamy, stormy look.

I love this flame; it's fascinating no matter what -- but it's an odd one. I can't render it any higher than Gamma/Brightness 1 (3 to 4 is normal). Then it renders fast -- a 3200 x 2000 render took 12 hours. Compare that to a 1920 x 1200 render taking 21 hours.

It is what it is, I guess. Waves just rolling on through, mist and spray everywhere... Blink, and they're gone.


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07/21/15 7:02 PM GMT
Another excellent, and very creative render, I'm really enjoying your work of arts. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
07/21/15 11:10 PM GMT
Thank you, Tigs. :-) I really appreciate your comments.
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07/22/15 6:10 AM GMT
Well Sandra, if this is not quite what you envisioned be comforted in knowing I love it:):):) I'm sure you'll find a long list of members who do as well:):) Love those colors btw!
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07/23/15 6:27 AM GMT
It's an octopus swim party with a lot of splashing to the music of the Beatle's Twist and Shout, which explains all the arms in the air! LOL

Colorful and creative image!
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07/24/15 12:00 AM GMT
Thanks, that made me laugh -- I can picture it now! Lol.
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