The Mysterious Depths is a collection of twelve fractal artworks inspired by the atmosphere of deep ocean waters – undiscovered, mysterious, bottomless. All images share similar structures, yet, every image tells its unique story. Images are intentionally created without a signature to allow presenting in any orientation.
Every image is available for download as a wallpaper in wide variety of resolutions. Posters, framed prints and other products are available on Redbubble.com. Technical details about the production of the images are near the bottom of this page.
The spectacular patterns seen in the images were generated with the help of a program written by the author. The program uses a formula describing the famous Mandelbrot set to visualize the patterns. Raw images were generated in the resolution of 400 Megapixels – compare that with your camera’s resolution. Images were then post-processed to ensure the highest possible quality and the best color representation. The program incorporates many clever algorithms which help to produce the very best results. For example, a multi-layered sharpening algorithm ensures that all details are preserved even after downscaling of the image.
- Every image is a very deep zoom of a tiny, tiny part of the Mandelbrot set. For example, if you would print the Golden Shore image on a canvas that is as tall as an average human, the whole Mandelbrot set would then span from the Earth to the Sun! Five times!!
- Average rendering time of one final image was 10 hours on a quad-core CPU.
- Average file size of one final image is 160 MB compressed in PNG format.
- The software tool created to help with generation of the images have 18 273 lines of code.