Feathered Flame

by Scott Chitwood • Sunday December 30th, 2007
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames

This image gets the honour as the final desktop for 2007 here at ye ole Ranch™. Just a word before we go, to wish all of our friends prosperity and happiness as the new year unfolds. We’ll see you after the break!

Feathered Flame

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Rendered in Oxidizer 0.4.2. Post processed in Photoshop CS.


  1. Don Larson
         December 31, 2007

    And a Happy New Year to you too!


  2. Anonymous
         January 2, 2008

    absolutely sublim !

  3. R
         April 14, 2009

    HOW did you post-process? Could you release a step-by-step? I’m still figuring out how people magically know the right combos to get awesome photographs.

  4. Scott Chitwood
         April 14, 2009

    I don’t know about “magically knowing the right combos” but maybe it is fair to say that I’ve always felt good about my ability to see a shape and know if it works for my needs.  After that, colour is the next big thing.

    In this instance my render started off with a somewhat dark mix of dark purples, maroon, and blue.  Using Auto Levels in Photoshop is one of my default workflows and it worked well for completely changing the color values and brightening them up.  This doesn’t always work but it is worth a shot.

    Looking a the layers palette now and I’m seeing that I copied the enhanced version, bumped up the colour saturation and then used layer blending “Color” mode to bring out the best of both variants.  Next step was to merge both layers and make some other color variants.  Funny thing is now that I’m seeing those other options it seems as if I may have chose the dullest variation.  That’s the other thing; we all see colour as a subjective thing, what looks good one day could very well be very different to our senses the following day.

    Not sure if I answered your question or not so feel free to hit me back if you need more info.

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