When it comes to making art by pushing buttons and turning dials, there ought to be a general rule of thumb that says push every button, turn every dial. If it's there - turn it.
I just discovered the blur thing. It's always been there, but I guess I just thought it made things blurry and that's not terribly interesting. But I've discovered that the two blur parameters, blur-something and blur-something else are very interesting.
The second image in a series I've titled, Smudge. The first one didn't look cool when I looked at it a day later, so I deleted it. The blur effect is quite powerful and adds a unique style to the images. I guess you just don't know what the result of some parameter change will be until you see the results.
The above was left to render for a much longer time in order to made the light, translucent forms more visible. The blur does create the expected cold, foggy, wet, rocky seashore look and the black and white color limitat…
The digital medium allows for some very strange, head-warping things to be done. For instance, one can take one piece of art in it's final state, completed and ready for viewing, and use it as the raw material for another, completely new and different work of art. This is more than a mere "reworking"; it's a complete transformation of one thing into another where only the artist (i.e. machine operator) knows what has happened.
Made in Fyre, the above image is blown up to four times its size and transformed by Showfoto's block wave filter. I then cropped out a piece which is shown just below.
As always, sometimes it makes something interesting and sometimes it doesn't. I tried it on twenty or so images and came up with the following results:
The above, using the same procedure I just mentioned, yielded the image below:
The same thing again, from the above to produce the one below, which is a cropped out detail of the 4x image.
Pictured above is an image of a recently discovered Cloud Star. Although theoretically impossible due to their low density, the Cloud Stars are ready for display and discussion at the beta level.
Early speculation has determined that these Cloud Stars are not actually stars in the normal sense as their surface temperature is relatively quite low. While they do emit a significant amount of microwave and infra-red radiation, it is considered to be at a level which is not harmful to human life and in fact may be very complementary to it.
A Cloud Star can best be described as a low density energy emitting gravitational field (LDEEGF). Within the cloud cosmic rays and other forms of radiation common in space are greatly reduced in the same way that Earth's atmosphere shields us from these dangers and makes space suits unnecessary.
Since Cloud Stars have such a strong resemblance to an atmosphere without a planet, it has been suggested that it may be possible to build space stations…