To be honest with you, this is a tad too dark for my tastes. I do like your gradient, though, as it brightens up the fractal a little bit. The semi-grid pattern is interesting as well. Keep it up, Max!
Yeah, I know what you mean, but when it was lighter, it was just kinda... hazy. Unformed. I dunno -- I just liked it better this way. Thanks for the thoughts, Dennis! I can always count on you for some kind of critique.