Friday, December 30, 2005


You're gonna have fun whether ya like it or not!

To view this convergence/cross-eye stereo pair with the naked eye, click on the image to enlarge. Then postioning yourself about 24" away from and level to the image, cross or converge your eyes a bit until the stereo pair morphs into three images. Stare at the center image. Watch out not to get your eye poked out!.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005


Africa? Egypt? Mars? How about ...Oceano?

Click on this convergence/cross-eye viewing stereo pair to enlarge. Then, from two-feet or more away and at eye level to your screen, cross or converge your eyes until the pair of images morphs into three. Stare at the center 3-D.

The Pismo Dunes Preserve---located in Oceano, California---is a five-mile-long series of undulating sand set within an 18-mile sand dune system from Pismo Beach on the north end to Point Sal down south. Bordered by housing, an RV park, fresh water dune lakes, an offroad vehicle recreation area (feh!), and the Pacific Ocean, stroll barefoot through the wind sculpted dunes and stand in awe of nature's art. This is surrealism times ten.
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Pismo Dunes Preserve
Oceano, California

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Sunday, December 18, 2005


White Pelicans, Morro Bay
Cross-eye/convergence viewing stereo pair

Click on image to enlarge.

View in 3-D without glasses:
1) Position eyes level and perpendicular to image from a distance of 18" to 24"
2) Cross or converge eyes a bit until you see three images
3) Stare at center will be in 3-D.


White Pelicans, Morro Bay

This stereo anaglyph view of white pelican profiles on the grassy island habitat in the Morro Bay National Estuary located on California's Central Coast is one of my favorite bird photos. These birds are magnificent on the ground or in flight. With stereo imaging, you are there, in the kayak, gazing through binoculars.

This particular view took over an hour of positioning and repositioning the kayak, all the while cursing under my breath while trying to keep calm and Zen-like despite being pushed here and there by a stiff wind and fighting a 2.5 knot ebb tide. To get such a shot, the cameras and zooms had to be manually set for everything including f/stop, focus, focal length, and made double sure the two cameras had not moved out of precise alignment on the mounting bar. This kind of photography can be rather frustrating, but the results are well worth it.
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Sunday, December 11, 2005


Cross-eye/convergence view of wildlfowers bursting forth in the rainy Spring of 2005 seen here in the eastern portion of San Luis County. Click on the view to enlarge it. This particular glasses-free view is of lupine, poppies, and more. A long-time dream project entails touring each state during wildlfower season to document as many wildflower species as possible. Highlights from each statewide stereo photo survey would appear in a 3-D book with accompanying 3-D DVD, plus an educational website. Conservation and preservation of rare and endangered wildflower species is better understood and appreciated when taking a closer look at these unique plants via stereo imaging.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Crop Rows R Us!

The California Central Coast landscape is abundent with 3-D landscapes such these alfalfa crop rolls in the Los Osos Valley.

I'm actively seeking private or corporate sponsorship to support an ongoing series of web-based you-are-there reports from way off the beaten path across the U.S. and beyond.

The engaging visual appeal of stereo imaging is a superb educational tool for children of all ages. It makes learning fun and introduces a dynamic not found in 2-D "flat" media.
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Welcome back. Are you there? This stereo view of alfalfa rolls was taken along the Los Osos Valley. Each roll stood approximately 5.5-feet tall. Someday I'll meet a visionary publisher who'd like to produce an entire 3-D book on crop rows. I've literally got hundreds so far. Contact for more information. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Here's an anaglyph 3-D version of the previous entry. Use your FREE pair of red/cyan anaglyph glasses to view this and other anaglyph images in this blog. To order your free pair, scroll down to the bottom of this blog and follow the simple instructions.

These past few weeks have been jam packed with nearly five new projects, albeit, most of them spec projects offering no up front compensation. Despite lack of pay, I believe these projects are a great way to get quality 3-D work in front of lots of eyeballs that wouldn't normally see such work.

By the way, professionally produced eye-catching 3-D imaging is ideal for web and print:

---insurance documentation
---special event coverage (i.e., weddings, business openings, festivals, etc.)
---single, group, and family portraiture

---web, print, and projected applications (i.e. seminars, conferences, trade shows, etc.)

The most exciting 3-D applications I see coming down the pike are a wide variety of web presentations. Though most of us don't go through life with one only eye open, one-eyed 2-D perspectives dominent visual media. With an ever expanding consortium of visionary technical and creative stereo media professionals to choose from, it is my intention to bring these individuals together under one roof for the upcoming 3-D renaissance. After all the world isn't flat. Why look at it that way?!?

I welcome all serious business and investor interest. The future looks bright...and it's in 3-D!

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How to view images larger...

For those of you who enjoy glasses-free viewing of stereo photography, here's another birding favorite, a mixed flock cruising by in the back bay area of the Morro Bay National Estuary. Left click on the image to enlarge it. This view was shot with optically matched dual zooms set to 300mm on the hand-held configuration of the twin-rig camera system seen at the very bottom of this blog.

For best cross/convergence-viewing results, position yourself directly in front of the image, cross or converge your eyes a bit. This will produce three perceived images. Now stare at the image in the center. It will be stereoscopic...without viewing aids.

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