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Adventures in the 3rd Dimension

July 6th, 2015 (11:41 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

I recently bought a 3D camera second hand from ffutures. Here are a first few shots:

West Port, St. Andrews - from the west

West Port, St. Andrews - from the east

Blackfriars Chapel, St. Andrews

The Scottish Cabinet in Cupar, 6th July 2015 

Interesting to see what works and what doesn’t. There seems to be a greater sense of 3D if there’s something distinctive in the foreground, which is why I actually chose pictures with cars in shot when I had examples without. Things further away tend to flatten out a bit, even if there’s something in the foreground to emphasise the difference – but even in the middle distance, a significant difference in depth can make things stand out. I didn’t notice the pedestrian crossing the West Port in the second photograph when I took it, but she becomes an interesting feature when viewed in 3D. As usual, click through for full size – it’s probably worth it for that second one at least, as the figure is a bit lost in the smaller version.


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Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: July 7th, 2015 06:53 am (UTC)

Thanks! I've not been posting too actively recently but good to know there's interest if I take any more worth sharing.

The final shot was taken last night in the assembly hall at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, where the Scottish Cabinet were taking questions from the public. The picture reminds me of those old toys too!

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: July 7th, 2015 09:02 am (UTC)

As I pointed out when I sold this, vertical alignment can be a bit off with this camera - you'll get better results if you tweak the alignment in Stereophotomaker before fusing the 3D images.


Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: July 7th, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah, I fiddled with it a bit, but I need to fiddle more. Still thought it was worth throwing up a few early examples.

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