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3D Picture.

By LenLamb
My first attempt at uploading a 3D picture to ePz as a response to funnewhobbys uploads in the Humour/Fun Gallery. It surprises me that more 3D shots do not appear on ePz. Perhaps a separate section would encourage it.

As I was a bit critical of Brandons efforts I thought I should demonstrate what I thought was wrong and I am pleased with how this has turned out.

I found it so much easier using the digital process than all my previous 3D shots using film. So useful to see if it works immediately and correct as necessary.

I hope I get some feedback from all the folk who can see this 3D effect without the aid of any equipment. It just needs normal controlling the focus of the eyes so that the two pictures merge. (It does not mean you go cross-eyed. I have never been able to do that)

I think it is very rewarding to learn this trick. The link I have given Brandon to the 3D pictures of stars and galaxies is very worth a look for a start. There are also links there to advice on how to learn to see the 3D effect.

Tags: Humour and fun

Voters: gndphotography, zoo, yjjeep and 5 more


22 Aug 2005 9:53AM
Very cool, works for me :0)


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zoo 16 51
22 Aug 2005 10:56AM
yup, I got it too.
After viewing lots of of those magic eye posters I've become well practised.
Now I'm able to instantly put my eyes into "3D mode" .

You're right Leonard, you don't go crossed eyed, the way I try to help people see it, is to de-focus the eyes. Its like looking into a clear pond , you look at your reflection on the suface of the water, and at bottom of the pond at the same time.

I got to find out how to create these images.
yjjeep 15 13
22 Aug 2005 3:18PM
I got it.Nice job.
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
22 Aug 2005 3:23PM
Ok, I must be dense, I tried and could not get it, I even crossed my eyes, imagine a 48 year old man looking at his monitor with his eye crossed! My daughter walked in and is still rolling on the floor laughing! Wink There goes Dad's credibility... Click for the work though! Spot on! Click!!!

highlander 16 32 Scotland
22 Aug 2005 9:46PM
I think now that I have eventually got the picture Len I will have to wait a couple of hours before I drive to work, I am sure all oncoming traffick will now pass on either side of me, lol...good work and have a nice day.
23 Aug 2005 12:46AM
I'm not able to overlap the pictures with the defocusing technique... at least with images side by side. Crossing the eyes (which is easier for me) it would work but the images should be exchanged...

LenLamb 17 105
23 Aug 2005 12:53AM
Well 4 out of 5 is pretty good! Thanks for the response you guys.

I will have to give Greg some special tuition. Can't have daughters rolling around on the floor laughing can we?

Doug. Any excuse to delay that drive eh? But glad you got the result OK.


PS Well now we have Claudio too! I'll count him as a 1/2 !!!!
yes! Now I've just copied and modified your picture in order to invert the two images, and I can see the effect with the cross eyes method. Cool!

LenLamb 17 105
23 Aug 2005 1:06AM
Fantastic Claudio. I very much appreciate your comments and find that most interesting.

Perhaps I'll have to upload any other 3D shots on different days, showing both the methods, to see which has the best success rate.
Thanks again.

PatriciaWilson 15 615 58 Greece
3 Sep 2005 4:00PM
Tried and tried...can't do it! Feel cheated now, I'll have to come back another day and try again.
LenLamb 17 105
4 Sep 2005 12:35AM
You are possibly trying too hard Patricia. Just try and look through the pair in a relaxed manner, don't blink and keep your eyes level so that the pictures come together absolutely horizontally.

So 'Relaxed' and 'Slow'. It is a brain thing that takes a few seconds as well as the eyes.

Good luck,

debbiehardy 15 363 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2005 2:09PM
Just found these pictures - amazing Len!

Just a note - apparantly people with astigmatism aren't able to see the 3d effect, no matter how cross-eyed they go!

The method I use is to put my nose almost on the screen, then slowly come away from it, focussing on the back of the screen.

Some fantastic shots, well done!

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