Chaotic Utopia

Friday Fractal XXI

To compare this evening’s fractal with nature, take a walk. Look beyond the scaling patterns in the autumn leaves, the branching trees, the billowing clouds, and up into the darkness of space. If the time is right, you’ll see a familiar shape, similar to the following image. This, of course, isn’t a photograph, but a computer-generated set of patterns based on numbers. This Julia Set has been trapped within a spherical shape and slightly randomized, then highlighted with nature’s palette:


In case you can’t find the Harvest Moon in the sky tonight, try this picture, taken by Bev Brink in 2003:


For more information about the Harvest Moon, visit NASA’s article, Strange Moonlight.

All fractals made by the author using ChaosPro


  1. #1 donna
    October 6, 2006

    Wow, awesome! I thought that *was* a moon photo at first….

  2. #2 Kenneth W. Davis
    October 8, 2006

    Beautiful, Karmen. Many thanks.

  3. #3 Kim Boone
    October 13, 2006

    Wow! That is a beauty.
    I also thought it was a real photograph at first.
    Seeing this, I feel like running up a hill singing “Careless Love” 😉

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