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FRACTAL ECLIPSE by DeepChrome FRACTAL ECLIPSE by DeepChrome
Finally. Apo and I finally found a fractal I could get along with enough to make the "solar flare" effect that you see around a total eclipse. Otherwise I don't think this would've worked. :O_o: That was NOT an easy one-- getting a rotational fractal plus gradient that I thought looked right for the effect.

Anyways, the fractal itself has not been altered in any way beyond a little blurring to take the jaggies out. The water, title, and everything else was done in Adobe Photoshop 7.0.

Enjoy.

Not sure what I'm going to do next. I'm running out of ideas, so I may parse out future elements of this series, or just start another one when the ideas hit. :shrug: I'm really not sure here. There's only so many ways to do the "fractal in the sky above water" effect before I run out of ways to do it and start reusing certain elements. As you'll notice this looks a bit like that fractalized moonrise I did earlier in this series. Kinda hard to top off the Terragen/Fractal one, lol.
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magrib Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
oh.. cool
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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magrib Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
no problem)
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psivamp Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
...wow...

i dont usually like work like this but this one draws me in...
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you liked it.

What about it draws you in? I'm just curious. :)
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psivamp Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont think i have any clue O_o it's just beautiful
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey that's okay. I was just being nosey. ;P

Thank you, though.
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Scapegoat101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Excellent as always. <3
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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gaelic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, an old one that I would never have seen if it hadn't been featured on the front of your page. I really should go through your gallery sometime.
Anyways, there are a few things about this fractal that I would like to mention. First, a small optical illusion makes the dark circle at the interior of the fractal makes the entire thing seem slightly lopsided. After I took a closer look, I found that that was not the case, but it does look that way.

I love the water. Pretty soon here I'm going to have to get photoshop for some of my pictures. Heaven knows, most of them could use a little reworking.

The fractal is a bit off center, but other than that, this is a wondeful piece. Congrats.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Yeah, centering can be a bit of a pain as some fractals have off-center elements....that don't quite show in thumbnail or zoomed out, or sometimes you don't really SEE anything close in...and you try to center anyways. Yeah. I get this sometimes...it's like I'll do my best to center, and WTF it *still* looks lopsided. *sigh*

I appreciate your commenting on this in depth. The water was the Flaming Pear Flood filter--which I need to reinstall as I had a reformat 2 months ago, and kinda got lazy about finishing with restoration. :P

Glad you liked this despite its flaws. :bow:
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Soul116 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006   Photographer
very nice how did u make the water??????
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A PS plugin called Flood made by Flaming Pear. :)
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Groxx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
'tis a beaut :) And it looks FANTASTIC for a name of "fractal eclipse", it fits perfectly, incredibly awesome job :thumbsup::)

PLEASE say you'll put out a wallpaper version of this with just the fractal... or maybe a few variations (though one with just the fractal as well)... it's wonderfully balanced for a background.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...I might be able to work something out. I keep all the original renders on hand, so I could probably build a wallpaper version--although it'll be a little bit different from the tall-and-skinny version, because I'd have to rebuild it all over again with a wider format.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see what I can do. :) Glad you liked this so much. :D
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DerivativeOfMalice Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
Awesome. This whole series was great. Very good idea blending landscapes and fractals, and you pulled it off very well.

props. :trophy:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow: :)
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jacl35 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool and interesting, looks like an Ad for something!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. An ad? :lmao: Now if I could think of what I'm advertising!
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jacl35 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I was thinking a Lavish dish of food, with a couple, candle setting, The soft candle glow accenting the couple while bring attention to the dish set-up... inside the circle...on the outside of the circle would be a masked night shot, of business lights, accented by palm trees and a coast line, finished of with a soft red sunset. All this masked of and faded out in the background, blending into the black....into a sort of lazy s shape...where menu items would go , or advertising writing....all this so the dish and romance would stand out first...LOL How's that for Advertising thought? LOL
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: I'll keep that in mind, then!
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jacl35 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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dmschenk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005   Digital Artist
Coronus Magnificus! :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D Glad you liked it!
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yulii Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
oh yeah the flare around the shape is beautiful...makes things a little real looking more in the dark....or on the dark bg..its a beautiful apo shape and i dun know how u make them soo crystal clear ..added to the effects at the bottom makes one very peaceful image! !!!!!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :nod: I appreciate your comment. Yeah, I was shooting for a more "real" eclipse effect, much like the sunset, the Aurora, and so on. Wasn't sure how real it was going to look, but I figured I'd do my best. :)
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sequential Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cooool. (I would add more here, but I'm really tired. :laughing: ) :thumbsup:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's ok. I'm a little too tired to read anything in-depth right now. ;P
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005   Writer
The sun has failed to rise! The earth is plunged into darkness! All are doomed! Plants will wither and we shall surely starve....*runs*
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: You sure got a knack for the random, funny comment! That put a smile on my face.
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005   Writer
Aw, you're welcome. :3
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celticdragon14 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
wow dat is very very nice its so elegant in a way and simple! I like it!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Writer
Nice.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Writer
No problem.
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