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Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 53

Journal Entry: Sun May 31, 2015, 11:00 PM

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. 41 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 40 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 39 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 38 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 37 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 36 by heavenriver
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

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 May 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 Lupsiberg with Semi-Regular Tesselations No. 3:

UF-Chall 52 - Semi-Regular Tesselations No. 3 by Lupsiberg

There is a very interesting mixture of shapes in this fractal, where spirals occasionally peek from the sides and seemingly alternate a continuous motion with the six-point alpine stars in the centres. The sandy gradient and texture help the overall effect as well, which is neat and soothing.

The winner of the Theme challenge is Gerda1946 with Sand:

Redux May15 Sand by Gerda1946

The powerful waves and the very pronounced grainy texture make this fractal look like a full-blown sandstorm! Dynamic and aggressive on the eyes, but no more and no less than how much a sandstorm should be. Very well executed, in its every single aspect!

The winner of the Style challenge is Klytia70 with Moments of a Mandelbrot I:

Moments of a Mandelbrot I by Klytia70

You know somebody has done a smooth job at imitating another person's style when you can't tell whose fractal this is, and Klytia has done a fantastic job at that. The embossed feel of the minibrot structure is just right, and exactly what I would expect to see from her admired artist, Olbaid-ST. Once again, a truly well done job.

There was a massive influx of entries this month, many of which were, if not worth the prize, at the very least a honourable mention. As usual, you can find them all here!

Redux May15 Tesselation 1 by Gerda1946 Redux May15 Tesselation 2 by Gerda1946 Redux May15 Tesselation 3 by Gerda1946 Four Corners by miincdesign To Tesselate or Not To Tesselate by wolfepaw Just a Little Tesselation for Your Troubles by wolfepaw Friendly Patrolman by Fractalisa UF-Chall 52 - Semi-Regular Tesselations No. 1 by Lupsiberg UF-Chall 52 - Semi-Regular Tesselations No. 2 by Lupsiberg Semi Reg Tessa 01 by aartika-fractal-art 150509-02 by blipbl0p 150501-01b by blipbl0p Strive Reflect Thrive by jucarbi Hidden Swirls by miincdesign Spintastic by aartika-fractal-art Yellow Leaves Falling by Ampelosa Vat in a Candy Factory by Ampelosa Garden of Zinnias by Ampelosa Coarse Sand by Fractalisa Grain of Sand by jucarbi Burning Sand by zisgul Ozzy by Ampelosa Night on the Beach by Ampelosa Seaweed on the Beach by Ampelosa A Night at the Beach by ConstanceKeat Redux May15 Inspired 2 by Gerda1946 Redux May15 Inspired 1 by Gerda1946 Redux May15 Inspiration 3 by Gerda1946 Clematis montana by aartika-fractal-art Square Patch by aartika-fractal-art Gnarly Inspiration by miincdesign Pastel Ogees by Ampelosa Parisian Ogee by Ampelosa Linoleum in a Glasgow Kitchen by Ampelosa

We're done for May. On to June!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #53: June 2015

June's Formula challenge will be the No Stars challenge!
All formulas are welcome to this challenge, except the ones with a gold star next to their name. Specifically: fractal formulas included anywhere from dmj.ufm to sam.ufm, colouring algorithms from apophysis.ucl to tma.ucl, and mappings from dmj.uxf to sam.uxf. Everything else is fair game.

June's Theme challenge will be the Eyes challenge!
This is very open for interpretation; whatever you can think of when you think of "eyes", physically or metaphorically, you should put in your fractal. You can try to actually make something that looks like an eye in fractal form, or opt for something more conceptual (explain your reasoning in the description in this case). Good luck!

June's Style challenge will be the Water challenge!
Simple as is, our goal this month is to make a fractal that looks as close as possible to water, or something else that is liquid in nature. There is no limit to what is or is not allowed, so give it your best shot!

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 June 30th, 2015. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:

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M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I wish the group a very great and

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!Neujahr66 by M-i-t-c-h-e-l 
ellarien Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me! I'm afraid the 'Mandelbulb' folder is over its size limit too.
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made another, is it working?
ellarien Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is :bounce:

Sorry  I didn't spot that one before!
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, and thanks for telling me :D
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