Postcards from Hyperspace


By a several special requests, here’s how the fractal doubles were made. This really too simple for a Tipster!

The fractal doubles were made by generating some fractal graphics with Chaos Pro 4.0 (downloaded from, photographing them off my old CRT monitor with the brightness set at “painful” with an old SLR camera, rewinding back to beginning, then going about the neighbourhood shooting flowers and things.

The film was developed and scanned at a CVS Photo Kiosk. The negatives came out rather dense. The girl at CVS said that, when they scanned the negatives, their machine (a Noritsu) applied “auto correction” to the .jpg files. The results are as you see them. Those of you who have your own scanners can scan and correct to your own tastes, which is much better. However, I love the results. The CVS girls did a good job, but I think I need to get my own scanner as well.

written by herbert-4 on 2010-08-19 #gear #tutorials #flowers #tipster #doubles #minolta-sr505 #fractals #postcards-from-hyperspace


  1. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    that's crazy - - and beautiful! :)

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    yes! crazy and beautiful! bravo Herbert!

  3. saintjacques
    saintjacques ·

    cool idea!

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    stupidly simple, painfully impressive. bravo indeed.

  5. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Creative and Welldone herbert-4

  6. phiphu
    phiphu ·


  7. pulex
    pulex ·


  8. hippopo0838
    hippopo0838 ·

    Bravo!! amazing accident...

  9. sixsixty
    sixsixty ·

    Great article! I'm a fan of shooting old monitors and things as doubles! Very cool shots!

  10. noe_arteaga
    noe_arteaga ·

    SO UNREAL!!! GOTTA TRY THAT asap!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. sadiestoker
    sadiestoker ·

    super amazing !!!

  12. buckshot
    buckshot ·


  13. ashgowan
    ashgowan ·


  14. annabellee
    annabellee ·


  15. lomographyfrance
    lomographyfrance ·

    So nice!

  16. lomographyfrance
    lomographyfrance ·

    So nice!

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