Monday, November 28, 2005

Cross-eye/convergence view of Morro Rock. View in 3-D without glasses:

1) Click on the image to enlarge...

2) While aligned perpendicular to the image at eye-level from 18" to 24" distance to the screen...

3) Cross or converge your eyes a bit. This will produce three images.

4) Gaze into the center image. It will be in 3-D!


Morro Rock...

...also known as "the Gibralter of the Pacific.

Positioned at the entrance to Morro Bay harbor which in turn leads to the national estuary (upper right), this magestic California Central Coast icon is a 576-foot tall extinct volcanic peak. Chumash and Salinas nationa sacred tribal ceremonies take place yearly atop the rock which hosts a principle nesting site for endangered Peregrine Falcons.


Cross/convergence-viewing version of anaglyph image from previous entry.

To see this in 3-D without glasses:
  1. click on the image to enlarge
  2. view the pair of images straight on and at eye level, 18" to 24" inches from the screen
  3. cross or converge your eyes a bit until the pair of images morph into three
  4. stare at the middle image. It will pop into 3-D. You are there!


When in Morro Bay, California...

...visit the Morro Bay Estuary Visitor Center [] perched over the spectacular harbor channel where playful sea otters, harbor seals, and all manner of boats pass by. You can also see the Morro Dunes Preserve (known to locals as "the sand spit") just across the channel.

Here Yours Truly is posed next to Discover The Estuary In 3-D, an environmental public outreach and education exhibit on permanent display featuring six stereo views presented in back-lit binocular viewing ports. Images are swapped out approximately every month making way for six new highlights from the 2003-2004 Morro Bay National Estuary Stereo Photo Survey, a 15-month photographic tribute to the landscapes, wetlands, riparian corridors, native plants, otters, sea lions, harbor seals, human activities, and wide variety of migrating bird species that depend upon the relatively pristine natural habitat of the Morro Bay estuary to survive. Morro Bay is the smallest of the 28-member national estuary system.

It is my hope that the images from this survey and future environmental studies may inspire proactive stewardship, conservation, and preservation of this, the most significant stopover habitat on the Pacific Flyway between the Sacramento River Delta to the north and the Tijuana Estuary and points south. 3-D is simply a (much) better way of conveying important visual information in our dimensional world and the interconnected web of life we share with creatures large and small.

While I remain a huge fan of stereo slide viewer presentations, I'm also developing new interpretive visitor center exhibits that will offer theatrically projected cinema-styled 3-D programs for groups as well as single-viewer 17"-22" glasses-free interactive viewing stations. That's right..3-D
without glasses.

Morro Bay Estuary Visitor Center hours: 10AM to 5PM daily. Closed some major holidays. Address: 601 Embarcadero, 2nd floor. Visit the Morro Bay National Estuary Program's website at or call 805-772-3834 for more information.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


View from atop Prefumo Canyon

For the time being, I will submit convergence/cross-eyed stereo views along with these red/cyan anaglyph glasses versions (at left).

I live to shoot all types of hyper stereo scenic views with multiple planes of depth. Can you dig it? Posted by Picasa


Cross-eyed stereo view of surrounding hills from atop Prefumo Canyon

The morning light was lovely in this single-camera convergence/cross-eye stereo view of the hills atop Prefumo Canyon, San Luis Obispo, California.

--> Click on image to enlarge.

Friday, November 25, 2005


Up in a tree!

Here's a stereo view of my dear friend, Mark shot with a single digital point-n-shoot camera.

To view this in 3-D without glasses:
1. click on the image to enlarge
2. while viewing straight on at eye level about 20 to 24" away from the screen
3. cross or converge your eyes until the pair morphs into three
4. Stare at the center image for the full 3-D effect.

Photo shot on location by the Morro Bay estuary, Los Osos, CA. Posted by Picasa


My new 3-D blog . . . How to get your free pair of 3-D glasses!


My name is Abe Perlstein. I'm excited to introduce a showcase for my stereo photography work
, effectively placing you, the viewer, in the picture.

Thanks to Ray "3-D" Zone who shot this wonderful portrait (at left).

Throughout this blog you will often have two stereoscopic 3-D viewing options:

Glasses-free cross/convergence viewing or anaglyph viewing via red/cyan tinted eyewaer.

Here's how to view cross/convergence viewing images with the naked eye:
2. Anaglyph viewing: with a pair of red/cyan-tinted anaglyph glasses: If you don't already have a pair laying around the house from a 3-D film or magazine article, here's how to get your very own FREE pair:

Send a self-addressed 1st-class-stamped envelope to:

Rainbow Symphony

6860 Canby Avenue/#120

Reseda, CA. 91335

Enclose a note stating, "Wow! I can't wait to see in 3-D! Please send a free sample pair of your red/cyan anaglyph glasses in the self-addressed-stamped envelope provided. Thank You."

In less than a week you should receive a free pair.

Best RegarD-D-Ds,

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