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3-D and x-ray vision
« on: March 06, 2010, 07:03:57 PM »
Last Christmas, I needed to get a picture of the southeast river bank near my favorite bridge. There's a fence in the way, and didn't have the opportunity to get out and set up a shot at my leisure. The best I could do was pull my car over to the side of the road for a couple of seconds. I rolled down the passenger-side window, took one shot, moved my arm sideways about a foot and took another shot, and had to leave.

Here are the pictures, auto-rotated in ThumbsPlus to make the fence pickets vertical:

For those of you who can (like me) cross their eyes to view stereo pairs, enjoy the 3-D image. I hear it's all the craze in Hollywood these days. :)

However cool it may be to create my own Viewmaster slides, though, that's not why I did this. I figured that, if I moved the camera a bit between shots, the fence would be blocking a different part of the view in the two different pictures. So with a bit of luck, I would be able to combine the pictures in Corel Draw, using the "if lighter" filter, to effectively look through the fence:

(I obviously didn't move the camera up, to deal with the horizontal rail of the fence, but my main area of concern was down at river level.)

Sort of the same concept as Helicon Focus, but a very different application.
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Re: 3-D and x-ray vision
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 11:58:57 PM »