Natural Fractals in Grand Canyon National Park
Follow-up Images to Presentation
These Grand Canyon images are filled with natural fractals, nature pictures
usually are. After downloading and viewing my associated
presentation, you should be able to recognize
similarity in them. Practice looking for some of the highlighted examples
from the presentation. Look for canyon joints: 1) corner points; 2) blocks
in the Canyon walls and rim; 3) horizontal lines/ vertical lines/ blunt faces;
and 4) falling blocks. Look for similarity in tree limbs, the way larger sections of
limbs resemble smaller sections. Clouds
resemble their neighbors in texture and overall shape, and each cloud is composed
of a lot of little clouds. In general, look for the same
shapes on different scales, for shapes within shapes. Consider the ruggedness of
the Canyon rim, how shorter and shorter units of measure will affect the length and
complexity of the rim boundary. If you have already seen the
presentation, do you recall what the Sierpinski tetrahedra have in common
with nature? The camera used was a 2 megapixcel Fujifilm Finepix. I have put the
images up full-sized (1600 x 1200 pixcels) at medium quality, so while detail
was lost in the compression, they should be big enough to use as screensavers
or desktop backgrounds for large-size monitors.
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These images are here as followup to my Natural Fractals in Grand Canyon National Park
and may not be put into print or placed on websites without my permission.