Monday, November 28, 2005
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!
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:
- click on the image to enlarge
- view the pair of images straight on and at eye level, 18" to 24" inches from the screen
- cross or converge your eyes a bit until the pair of images morph into three
- stare at the middle image. It will pop into 3-D. You are there!
When in Morro Bay, California...
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 www.mbnep.org or call 805-772-3834 for more information.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
View from atop Prefumo Canyon
I live to shoot all types of hyper stereo scenic views with multiple planes of depth. Can you dig it?
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!
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.
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 http://www.ray3dzone.com 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:
- Place your eyes 18" to 24" from the stereo paired image on your screen, level and perpendicular to your eyes;
- Cross your eyes slightly while looking at the stereo pair;
- The stereo pair will soon morph into a set of three virtual images;
- When you see all three images, stare at the center image. It will be in 3-D..
- If at first you don't succeed, be patient, and try again. The reward is well worth the effort.
Send a self-addressed 1st-class-stamped envelope to:
6860 Canby Avenue/#120
Reseda, CA. 91335Enclose a note stating, "Wow! I can't wait to see www.abes3dworld.blogspot.com 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.