Thank you I kind of agree with you so I added some more sharpness now if you can tell, it's not too much though, is it? Regarding the framing I don't really know what to do, it looks alright to me but if you have any specific suggestions I might consider changing it.
Definitely, I notice the sharpness now. I don't know if you use Chaotica or if you're using Apophysis, because I recently have been using different sharpness settings on Chaotica that I find to be a bit more effective for this type of fractal.
I'd be tempted to say that lowering the blur slightly would add some sharpness without losing the depth that I like in this, as when I tend to work with blur, there seems to be a very fine line between what keeps the interesting points sharp enough and what blurs them too much (sometimes I work on the 0.00025 range with blurs, it can be that finicky!). It's rather tricky, and sometimes a rather tedious process to have to add and remove blur on every individual transform to see which one keeps the most sharpness in the details but still blurs enough to have the effect you would like.
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94… are a few things I personally would be interested in trying out. The stuff circled in black indicates interesting sections of the image that I am using as guidelines for framing, and the squares indicate possible framing that I would try experimenting around with. Take of it what you will; I'm very obsessive-compulsive about framing and sometimes spend way too much time trying to do it and end up with worse results than before I start
I also tend to drive myself crazy with framing, that's why I was like "let's just leave it like this" this time but I guess I could have spent just a few minutes to try different alternatives out, such as the ones you posted. I agree that it would have looked better. However, I won't change it right now since I'd have to re-render the fractal (or else it would become too small).