Saturday, February 03, 2007

Speed Fractalism Session

Wow, I don't believe it. I won the Speed Fractalism Session held at the Apophysis group on DevArt. It was quite enjoyable. The session started off with some parameters posted by Nestalgica. We had an hour and fifteen minutes to tweak away. I showed up around 12:25-12:30pm so I was a little late. I really had no idea the sessions were coming back to the group. I just happened to be reading their journal and saw the news, so I quickly joined the chat for the fun. The parameters that Nestalgica posted were very tweakable, and I had a lot of fun with them.

Here is the image that won:

This is a pure flame. The image below has been edited in Adobe Photoshop 7 - just some basic filters applied, such as sharpen. I really don't know much about PS7, therefore I don't know just how much my flames can be improved upon. Please tell me which image you like best - either the pure flame above or the edited flame below. Thank you for your input.



Deborah said...

Pure flame

Great images Stacey, and congratulations !!

beadbabe49 said...

wonderful work! I like the second one a bit better because some of the colors that seem to get lost in the first one, pop out in the second.

goatman said...

Congratulations, I guess.
Why does it always have to be about competition?

Intergalactic Stacey said...

Thanks for your input, Deborah!

Intergalactic Stacey said...

Thanks Beadbabe. I appreciate the input because I've been having a hard time deciding between the two. In a way, I want to stay "true" to the pure flame, but at the same time, I'm enjoying how clear Photoshop makes them when I apply the sharpen filter. There are so many other things I can do, too, once I learn how.

Intergalactic Stacey said...

Thanks, Goatman. I don't know.... I don't enter too many competitions. The reason I participated in the first places was so I could learn a few things. That's really what the competition is all about - it gives you an idea of how someone else created a flame. Then, you get to pick apart that flame and make changes so that it becomes your own. It's challenging and fun.