And here the the second alternate coloring of the image in Vines #11. There are more colors to help the fractal fireworks standout. The vines now appear as shadows or waves around the main fractal shape.
I was going to move on to another topic today. But my obsessive compulsive disorder prevents me from leaving this topic with “yeah, that one could be better if I worked on it more”. So I went back to work on it. Here are two alternate views of the same fractal space, with better foreground / background separation. I muted the background, removed the corners on the vines and added gold / brown to highlight the high spots in the fractal shape.
Fractal location 0.020 + 0.818i, image width 0.016. With more a conventional coloring method, the fractal shape here is a jagged line with branches, it is very thin. It looks like lightning. But it is rather boring, as if it is calling out for some decoration.
The vines algorithm is one way to add decorations. Points in what would normally be called the actual fractal (non-escaping orbits) are removed from this image. Focus is on the path the nearby escaping points take while escaping. Like wrapping vines around a jagged invisible branch.