This leads to an uncropped original render

This is the cropping you would have seen in magazines. This appeared as full page ads in MacWeek, MacWorld and showed up several other places.

I named it "Sedona Strike" to make it sound occult. ha. It was made in Bryce 1.01 in 1996

Actually a hacked version of Bryce 1 that allowed for additional light sources besides the sun. One of Eric's development versions. They were called: "lights" It helped give that wonderful backlighting to the terrain forms and make the image so appealing.

Other than that, even though the image was used to sell Bryce2, it displayed none of the features of Bryce 2 because it wasn't made in Bryce2.