Fractal of the Day
by Jim Muth

Terraces to Nowhere ©
Jim Muth's fractal image in GIF format (640x480).

FOTD -- April 06, 2010   (Rating 5.5)

Fractal visionaries and enthusiasts:

Today's image with its rating of 5.5 is quite a come down from the lofty rating of 9.5 given to yesterday's image.   But it is still worth a quick look.   Unfortunately, with a calculation time of 12-4/5 minutes, taking a really quick look from the parameter file could present a problem.   To solve this dilemma, I suggest a quick trip to the FOTD web site at:where the image is, or soon will be, posted for immediate viewing pleasure.

The parent fractal is a small Mandelbrot set rotated 90 degrees so that its main stem points north along the positive Y-axis.   Today's scene is located on the negative Y-axis beyond (south of) the parent's East Valley, on a blunt wedge jutting into a distorted bud on the northeast shore line of a strange appearing hole with minibrot characteristics.

The name "Terraces to Nowhere" pretty much explains itself.   The terraced effect was achieved by rendering the scene with the outside set to 'tdis'.   And now that the image has been described, let's get to conditions here at FC.

Lots of sun and a temperature of 82F 28C made Monday the most pleasant day so far this year here at Fractal Central, at least outdoors.   The sun is now so high in the afternoon sky that it falls short of the fractal cats' window shelf.   The dynamic cats do not worry themselves about the lack of sun however.   It is now plenty warm all through FC.

My day was average, like so many other days.   It's curious that when one is a child every day seems different, then when they reach adulthood, all the routine days seem to blend into a kind of monotonous similarity.   One thing always varied however is the next fractal, the very next of which I will post in 24 hours.   Until then, take care, and it's all an evil conspiracy.

Jim Muth

START PARAMETER FILE=======================================

TerracesTo_Nowhere  { ; time=0:12:50.35-SF5 on P4-2000
  reset=2004 type=formula formulafile=basicer.frm passes=1
  formulaname=MandAutoCritInZ function=ident periodicity=6
  e+010/1/75/0 float=y inside=0 outside=tdis maxiter=6400
  XVm_TmbSmfRniPnlOnoNnrSis }

frm:MandAutoCritInZ    {; Jim Muth
  a=real(p1), b=imag(p1), d=real(p2), f=imag(p2),
  g=1/f, h=1/d, j=1/(f-b), z=(((-a*b*g*h)^j)+(p4)),
  k=real(p3)+1, l=imag(p3)+100, c=fn1(pixel):
  |z| < l }

END PARAMETER FILE=========================================

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