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Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones,
coastlines are not circles and bark is not smooth,
nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
- Benoit Mandelbrot
The most famous fractal is the Mandelbrot set
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Image Acquired: July 13, 2007
"Image courtesy of USGS National Center for EROS and NASA Landsat Project Science Office"
Atlas of the Mandelbrot set
Instituto de Física Aplicada
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Serrano 144, 28006 Madrid, Spain
link added January 20, 2006
the sky through fractals
© All rights reserved 2006, "there goes the light" (used with permission)
Hi Rupert- sure, I'd be honoured if you'd like to
use the photo on your webpage!
Siberia from the air, 3.05.2000, part I
Directory of /fractals/natural/
Fractals in nature and applications
© Copyright 2002, Jim Loy (used with permission)
The Koch Curve
Fractal: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
umbrella.gif used with permission of the author
The fractal Umbrella
© Copyright 2005, Paul Bourke (used with permission)
F r a c t a l s , C h a o s
The Fractal Paintings of Nick Chlebnikowski
The infinite art of Janet Parke
© Copyright 2005, Janet Parke (used with permission)
My work is composed primarily of computer generated, mathematically-inspired, abstract images which
powerfully reflect the beauty of mathematics that is often obscured by dry formulae and analyses.
There are some images which, while not my best, have some significance to me -- intriguing shape, interesting texture, or a sentimental value because of what I learned or who I became during their creation. I'm going to keep them up here in the attic...
Some images from my own exhibition
see some UltraFractal examples including Parameters
They are sometimes very simple:
King's beautiful fractal dream
are very complex and have wonderful
shapes that we may recognize in nature
|many have wonderful colours:|
High voltage dielectric breakdown within a block
A fractal image generated using Ultra Fractal.
Romanesco broccoli fractals. Photograoh taken August 21, 2004
with a Canon D60 camera and Canon 28-135mm lenses.
This is a public domain photo from PDphoto.org
The most famous fractal is the Mandelbrot Set.
MSet.ufr Zipped with Winzip
The edge of the Mandelbrot Set is infinitely complex and contains an infinite number of tiny Mandelbrots, each of which contains an infinite number of other tiny Mandelbrots.
Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1983). The fractal geometry of nature. New York: W. H. Freeman.
Russell, R. (2016, July 04, 02:04 pm). Fractal Images
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