I am back from an involuntary hiatus. A friend, his wife, and I bought and remodeled a building, starting a couple small businesses in two of the storefronts. If that sounds like a major time killer, it was. (Is)
My PC updated to Windows 10, and it seemed to go flawlessly until trying to run the scripts to setup this image. Permissions were easy to fix, but an unused mysterious missing font turned out to be the thorn in the watermarking script.
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.