Sunday, December 30, 2007


Wishing everyone the best for the coming year.

Myles the Magnificent

Myles sets the note for hope for the future, A young man just coming to grips with being a participant in our shared voyage on Spaceship Earth. Just returned from his first os trip & setting out on stage 2 in a few months.

So I've montaged a few of his travel pix & set them in environments he can aspire to next time, having had his first taste of Himalayan trekking & snowboarding in NZ.

The view out the door is what you see from the top of Everest on a clear day. The northern lights are in Greenland.

So there's a couple of extreme goals for you mate!

Meanwhile steady rain as east coast low stalls on Qld coast - will it become a cyclone? We haven't had one for a while. The rain has been falling for 15 weeks (except for a few sunny days mid-November). At last the springs are running and one fall flushed the system & the creeks briefly rose, so if it keeps up we may have welcome floods soon.

What a great way to start the New Year with the gift of WATER!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Evolution Thru Diversity

Made this for a Competition in DeviantART, so thought I'd share it here too.

A compilation of a few fractals I've made since I recently started creating them again. Last time was 1992 with Fractint. Now I've found Apophysis my life has changed completely. As you see from the posts below, I'm very busy on my journey of discovery. Loving every minute. Feel like I've found the access code to Ali Baba's cave. Riches beyond belief.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ivory Towers

Enjoyed making this today.

Another wonder from Apophysis. This one came from a script I didn't write over a flame I didn't create using a gradient that isn't mine either. Production details here.

Such is Apophysis - the fractalist can create something unique from all the resources created and freely shared by others , thus even I can enjoy the privilege of presenting something like this to the world. Hope you like it.


It's still raining, the tanks are full, the creeks and rivers are up and running a'banka .

Tuesday, December 11, 2007



Playing around in Apophysis, still, of course, finding the mutations of the Biomorphica flame Spiral Galaxy endlessly fascinating. Thank you again Thomas Williams. I've been exploring his work. Love it all.

Came up with many usable results & decided I was in a pearly mood, so created pearls in PSCS2 & added them to the mutations.

Here are a couple of results. More on Flickr site.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Appy Apo

Another day, another batch of Apophysis wonders emerges from my machine.

Trying for some silvery fx with some small success.

For this beautiful gradient I owe Biomorphica (Thomas Williams) for the gradient in his Spiral Galaxy flame .

See more of same series & production details on DevianTART & Flickr, via links on Anu Links on right side bar.






Beautiful endless wet weather.

Tank full, nightly boom crash opera dumping inches between 0100-0200 (a.m.) with close lightning crashing too close as I lie, resigned to fate's whims, in my mozzie-netted bed under the roaring tin roof in the haze of fine spray that permeates all. Today the heat of the day will dry all again.

It's definitely drought breaking. been going for weeks now on an almost daily basis & the forecast is weeks of it to come. I'm definitely NOT complaining. Daily baths are still a new delight for this old dolphin.

And here comes the Silly Season - ho ho ho, ha ha ha, he he he, hi hi hi, hu ...?

Hu is Anu. Love 2U2.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Homage to Escher

Been working on a series of Escher-esq images in Apophysis 2.07beta based on 5spiralsInline flame of DeviantART's Fractal-Impact Mixed flame pack . Used the Super Susan script of Phoenixkeyblack, also from deviantART. Good site that!

Came up with a whole swag of images Escher would love. I do too. I keep thinking what he might have done with fractal generators like Apophysis. I am definitely a hobbit being carried on the backs of giants & wizards....wither....?

So here's a small sample from my series:

Homage to M.C. Escher

I'll leave them nameless. You can check out more of them on my Flickr & DevianART sites, click on links in Anu Links at right.

Good rain is falling, with the odd thunderstorm. Sandflies very bitey.

It seems like the people are finally working around the war lord mentalities that have dominated thinking & media noise for so long. Of course there's nothing like the terrifying scenario of rising sea levels to focus minds to mutual survival.

But still our numbers grow. Oz is now 21 million. Land of the Ruddites.

Somehow the population pressure/carrying capacity keeps being whited out of the equation. Doesn't it occur to the decision makers that less people means less pollution, less impacts on the biosphere? Ah yes...the elephant in the room. We don't want to go there, do we!