Apophysis | GIMP
Ah, jeez. Almost forgot about this one.
I'd been waiting to upload the gallery CSS and the CWP v.1 first.
This is a rare new fractal from me (i.e. not some random old flame that's been on the hard drive for a few months). Although, it's technically a reworking of the Death
flame. It probably won't be very popular, but I was extremely pleased with this piece on all levels from composition and structure to the gradient.
Speaking of the which, I spent forever working on the gradient. I had an exact idea of how I wanted the flame to look, but the gradient would not cooperate. Just as I was giving up, I did one final tweak and it was exactly what I wanted.
My one real complaint is that I wish I had been just a bit more patience to really square off the flame structure to produce straighter lines.