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Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux! Vol. 45

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 1:00 AM

What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?

You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!

Previous editions:

You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!

Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected :aww:
Here we go!

Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 32 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 31 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 30 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 29 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 28 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 27 by heavenriver

Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.

Here is the September 2014 challenge, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)

The winner of the Formula challenge is jucarbi with Newtonian World:

Newtonian World by jucarbi

The pearlescent shade of this fractal is absolutely lovely, and it looks as though an actual fractal had been trapped into a marble stone. It glows like a jewel would, and the design is really charming. Definitely a job well done.

The winner of the Theme challenge is Gerda1946 with Sept14 Heart and Soul:

Sept14 Heart and Soul by Gerda1946

A very intense picture, brimming with love and life. The powerful dark red shade exudes an energetic sense of motion, creating great dynamics for a still picture. Nice spin on the classic spiral gems style!

The winner of the Style challenge is miincdesign with Fractal Like Text:

Fractal Like Text by miincdesign

The meaning of "text art" has never been taken so literally, and with a remarkable overall effect to boot! The textures integrate perfectly within the letter boundaries, and they create a relief effect in the background, as if it was a geographical map.

The winner of the Other challenge is GrannyOgg with Under the Number:

Under The Number by GrannyOgg

The darkness of the piece makes it harder to tell the shades from one another, and the underlying complexity of the work actually benefits from this. The mixture between spiral shapes (as seen in the top-left area) and geometric cuts is very good!

As per every other month, plenty of other good fractals have been entered. Here they are!

Sept14 Newton Galore 1 by Gerda1946 Sept14 Newton Galore 2 by Gerda1946 Life Is Passion by roup14 Sept14 Love Letters in the Sand by Gerda1946 Text ART by roup14 Light by zisgul Danger in Text by jucarbi 140903-02a6 by devgnoll Sept14 Highlights on the Dark 1 by Gerda1946 Sept14 Highlights on the Dark 2 by Gerda1946 Highlights on the Dark by zisgul Highlights on the Dark 1 by zisgul Stripes and Flower by roup14

We're done for September. On to October!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #45: October 2014

October's Formula challenge will be the Triangle Inequality challenge!
All colouring algorithms (both inside and outside) used to make fractals in this challenge MUST contain "Triangle Inequality" in their name. All fractal formulas are accepted. Mappings are also allowed and unrestricted, but they should be used with moderation, as the Triangle Inequality shape must still stand out in the overall design.

October's Theme challenge will be the Vampires and Ghosts challenge!
What else could possibly be more appropriate for the month of Halloween? The theme of this challenge is vampires and ghosts, as the title suggests. All fractals entering this challenge should reflect the theme in a way that is up to the artist's choice - it's not necessary to actually reproduce ghosts and/or vampires, as it would be difficult with fractals, but you can attempt something correlated (e.g. blood or bats).

October's Style challenge will be the Low Resolution challenge!
The purpose of this challenge is to create seemingly low-resolution works. Of course, this is easily doable by just saving a fractal into a compressed .jpg image multiple times, but our aim is to recreate the same effect with UF, and in a more refined way. Show us how low-res fractals can be good-looking - use your imagination!

October's Other challenge will be the Triptych challenge!
Fractals entering this challenge must be triptychs; that is, they must be divided threefold. There are mappings that help out with carrying out this task (browse for "Triptych" with the UF search function), and you may feel free to use them, but they are not strictly required; so long as it is clear your picture is split into three parts, it will be good to go.

Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!

Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!

This challenge's deadline is October 31st, 2014. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:

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Graindolium Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
WA is very beauty fractal I am a dummy! 
Charmadige Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: .. so much for accepting me to your group :handshake:
Kind regards, Charmadige
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Thank you for the request :)
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You're most welcome, Anna! :hug:
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The 2013 Submissions gallery appears to be full. :)
jim373 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the headsup, Chris!! :D :hug:
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No problem! Thanks for setting up a new folder so promptly. :thumbsup: :iconpounceglomp:
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