Photography ... astronomy ... art ... design ... technology
(... and the odd rant)

All of these make my world go 'round, to some extent, and they will all be found here at some time or other. Some of the photography can be purchased from my Redbubble site. I can also be found at Tempus Fugit (no longer being updated).

Saturday, December 20, 2008

3D Clouds

A couple of days ago, the clouds were scudding along on a brisk wind, and apart from the general photographic possibilities, the opportunity for taking 3D pairs came to mind. Sometimes, if the cloud forms are moving quickly enough so that they don't change too much between exposures, you can take sequential exposures with a static camera, then view the image pairs side-by-side to create a stereoscopic effect. Obvously, with a static camera position, the landscape perspective is not changing, so no 3D effect can be seen there, but the clouds will appear as if taken by normal stereoscopic means.


mantas said...

i woud love to see your pictures in reel life, i meen stereo pictures of clouds.

Duncan said...

Thanks mantas, but as 3D stereo pairs are effectively an illusion, it doesn't really matter whether they are seen on a monitor or as real prints on a wall. Having said that, I would like to mount an exhibition at some time, but it won't be soon, and would be difficult for you to see from Germany!

mantas said...

well Duncan, true, digital version has its advantages :)
but still monitor is somewhat limiting. 72 dpi... u know ffirst instinkt is to look at monitor from very small distance in order to aprisiate details.. and thats not the same as photopaper resolution :)