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.
Since the 18th century, the castles along the river Rhine, Germany, have shaped the term Rhine romanticism that sums up cultural-historical interpretations in poetry and art. Here you find three famous examples of the countless places along the Rhine worth visiting.
Ready for a journey into deep space? Space and galaxies have always fascinated me, so when the book Cosmic Clouds 3D by David Eicher and Brian May was released in 2020, I got the idea of converting my traditional space paintings into 3D by using a depthmap. But I realised that the result was far from satisfying. So I switched from canvas to digital artwork, which has the advantage of being easier to convert into a stereoscopic drawing than a traditional one.