The canals of Bruges have connected the city to the sea for centuries. International merchants guaranteed wealth and prosperity. Bruges soon became one of the largest Hanse cities. Until today, the medieval buildings and structures of the 15th century remained mainly intact. UNESCO designated the entire city centre as a World Heritage site in 2000.
On my trip to Madeira, I took many stereo snapshots. The beautiful mountainous landscapes we walked through were well-suited for stereography. The snapshots presented here were taken with my two GoPro Hero8 Blacks and the GoPro Smart Remote. Using this setup, I could synchronize the cameras and adjust the stereo base.
This gallery showcases some stereos I took in the capital city of Paraguay: Asunción. Stereoscopy offers a whole new perspective to look at our surroundings, in depth and in detail. These were taken with a smartphone using the burst mode feature to take sequential Left and Right images. I hope you enjoy this little tour pf my hometown!
Hiking offers many opportunities for landscape stereo-photography. Due to the diverse scale of the objects, from small, beautiful flowers, to trees, to entire mountain regions it is possible to take a large variety of stereo-photos. My favourite stereos are the hyperstereos of mountains.
Anyone who wants to take closeup stereo photos has to deal with the several problems. But apps like i3DMovieCam bring simultaneous stereo photography to your iPhone. This opens up the world of small animals, insects and moving objects to everyday stereo photography.
This gallery is a small representation of the different landscapes on Vancouver Island (Canada). You probably won’t recognize any of these locations unless you’re an islander like me, but I’m proud to live in a place with such varied natural beauty! Come visit some time!
The following six images show some of my ‘space handpaintings’ that were created using the 3D painting app Blender. I used to export them as a video and let the visitor ‘fly’ through my little painted worlds. More recently I’ve tried exporting them as stereoscopic pairs to enable visitors to watch them in real 3D. These are the first results.
The scenes from historic documentaries presented here were up until now only viewable in 2D, but thanks to the horizontal movement of the camera and/or the object within the video, I was able to ‘extract’ stereo pairs by combining selected stills without the use of (artificial) manipulation. As a result, I was able to create 3D images from 2D video, in some cases almost a century “after the fact”.
The stereo of the tree with multicolored foliage below was my original inspiration for this series: it has so many patches of various colors that when you mirror certain slices, different colors abut one another, and it winds up looking like a pastiche of many trees rather than just one.