An actual 3d fractal flame, hovering over an ocean. It's actually a composite of 3 renders, one of the 3d fractal, one of an ocean at the same angle, and a 2d version of the fractal used to cast reflections in the water.
Due to bad weather I had to rush out a day early for a week long trip, catching a ferry instead of a plane. This image was supposed to be online before I left, and it got left behind. But I'm back now, and have it uploaded.