Thomas G. Obermair
Digital Artist

Buddhabrot Classic

This is a classic and high resolution Buddhabrot rendering occupying 90% of the dynamic range per pixel and channel at 16 bit.

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Buddhabrot Classic

Buddhabrot Classic

A classic Buddhabrot rendering occupying 90% of the dynamic range per pixel and channel at 16 bit at a total resolution of 25000x25000 (625 Megapixels).

“Classic” refers here to the fact that the red, green and blue channels had max iteration values of 5000, 500, and 50 respectively (which is the way that Melinda Green initially discovered).

The Buddhabrot is the probability distribution over the trajectories of points that escape the Mandelbrot fractal. Its name reflects its pareidolic resemblance to classical depictions of Gautama Buddha, seated in a meditation pose with a forehead mark (tikka), a traditional topknot (ushnisha) and ringlet hair.

The Buddhabrot rendering technique was discovered by Melinda Green, who later described it in a 1993 Usenet post to sci.fractals.

For more information about the Buddhabrot rendering in general visit the Buddhabrot Wikipedia entry and Melindas site: The Buddhabrot Technique .

Image Dimensions and Properties

  • 25000 x 25000 pixels, 625 Megapixels
  • Aspect ratio: 1:1
  • TIFF RGB with 8 bits per channel
  • ICC Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
  • Small: 60cm x 60cm
  • Medium: 90cm x 90cm
  • Large: 120cm x 120cm
  • Softproof and reproductions both deliver very satisfying results with ultraHD Fuji Maxima glossy paper.

JPG Export 2500x2500

Buddhabrot Classic - JPG Export 2500x2500

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