The Folks In 3D

What? You don't keep red/cyan glasses on your desk?
. . . and not really a submission for_ +Project52-2012

+Takahiro Yamamoto posted a really neat cross-eye stereo photo of a classic Thunderbird 'Matchbox' style car.
I mentioned that I had fooled around with anaglyphs. Here is a quick and dirty one.

I moved my tripod a couple of inches to the right for a second shot, trying not to change the angle. A slider bracket is nice, but I don't have one. Some photographers do hand held shots using what they call the 'cha-cha' method. You just take a short step (no more than 3 or 4 inches) to the right. It's based on our natural stereo vision, and the average person's eyes are 2 1/2 to 3 inches apart. Much more than that, and it gets difficult for the eyes and brain to reconcile the differences into a viewable scene.

If I was doing this as a serious project, I'd want to get my camera elevated a bit so as to create more stereo effect. This 'straight on' view is OK but doesn't provide much material for the stereo vision.

For those interested, there are several tutorials out on the 'net, and for the faint of heart, there's a nifty little free application called Anaglyph Maker that you can put your left and right frames into.

Now go out and get some red/cyan glasses!