Navarre Beach 3D Stereo Images

Sorry for the lack of posting, but it’s been vacation time!!!

This summer, we met my parents and my sister’s family at Navarre Beach, Florida, for a week in the sand.

And, I took some 3D stereo images while I was there…

Stereoscopic Imagery

Supposedly, British scientist and inventor Charles Wheatstone discovered stereoscopy in 1838. Wheatstone constructed a stereoscope that displayed 3D images from two 2D pictures. Soon, stereoscopes, along with collections of stereo image cards, were the conversation piece in middle-class Victorian parlors.

As TV became the main entertainment in adult living rooms, the popular ViewMaster upgraded stereoscopic images with color film and easy-load discs targeting the children’s market.

Disposable stereo 3D camerasA few years ago, I stumbled on a cheap way to create your own stereo images. Just tape a couple of disposable cameras together, base to base. Make sure the lenses are in the same horizontal plane.

Next, just aim through one of the view finders and press both camera buttons at the same time.

Viewing 3D Images

You can buy special viewers to see your images, or you can learn to “free-view” the images without a viewer.

The most popular free-viewing method is the cross-eyed method: Cross your eyes, relax your vision until there are three images, then focus on the center image.

Here’s one of my own images to try it out on (click picture for a larger image pair):

Navarre Beach

You can view a few more homemade 3D vacation pictures here: Navarre Beach 3D Pics.

[tags]Navarre, stereoscope, stereogram, 3D, vacation[/tags]

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