[PHOTO] Re: OT: Fractal: was Re: Champagne Elegance
- Subject: [PHOTO] Re: OT: Fractal: was Re: [iris-photos] Champagne Elegance
- From: "Aunty Pear" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 06:17:31 +1000
I have used your photo and here what I came up with. Talking about hats off,
without your flowers guys, it would not be the same. I am in total owe of
all of you.
Christopher, if you have a website, I can make a link to your page. And one
silly question, what name would you like me to put about your photo?
It does deserve some recognition.
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Darlington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: OT: Fractal: was Re: [iris-photos] Champagne Elegance
> Thanks for the info Gerry and hats off to Aunty Pear for the cool
> Christopher Darlington
> In warm sunny Lafontaine Quebec
> Gerry Snyder wrote:
> > Aunty Pear wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello, Christopher.
> > >
> > > I am sending one fractal to have a look at.
> > Beautiful, A.P.
> > A brief explanation. "Normal" geometic objects look like what they are
> > at just one scale. Zoom out on a circle and it's just a dot. Zoom in
> > properly and it is a circle. Zoom in farther and it just looks like a
> > straight line.
> > Many real things look about the same at different zoom factors. A map of
> > the west coast of the USA has a certain roughness. A map of the
> > California coast has a similar roughness. So does one of Los Angeles
> > County. The puffiness of clouds is similar at different scales. In a
> > (dicot) tree, the branches off the trunk have similar geometries to the
> > smallest twigs on the branches. Etc.
> > In short, many natural objects we see all the time are not
> > well-represented by circles and squares. Objects with similar roughness
> > over a range of scales look more real with a much smaller number of
> > parameters.
> > The name comes from these constructs having (somehow) a fractional
> > number of dimensions. WAY off topic for here.
> > And don't get me started on the Mandelbrot set.
> > Gerry
> > --
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> > Gerry Snyder, AIS Symposium Chair, Region 15 RVP
> > Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
> > in warm, winterless Los Angeles--USDA 9b-ish, Sunset 18-19
> > my work: helping generate data for: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/
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