if you ever visited my photo-blog, you would have noticed that I am a big fan of stereo-photography. years ago I used color-slides and watched them in a broken apart old viewmaster. today with all digital images that doesn’t work anymore, but – there is a new way – you create out of the 2 stereo-image components an ANAGLYPH. in some simple steps red and cyan-blue is added to the 2 images in photoshop and the layers are combined to one picture. now you can see the 3D-image effect through special red/blue glasses, the blue needs to be on the right side.
during my flights I shot a lot of stereo-photos, not by using a special 3D-camera, just one camera and shooting 2 pictures. the stereo effect in the end happens when you wait about 10 seconds between the 2 shots, it looks like as if you had moved the camera sideways. you can see a lot of those images on my other blog.
a while back I found out that this same technique can be used to create stereo images from normal tv-documentaries or even feature films. whenever the camera moves sideways, like shot from a car or helicopter, you screen-capture 2 images with a small distance ( you find the best results after a while with a bit experience ), and these final anaglyphs look stunning, as you can seen below. there was nothing 3-dimensional looking planned in all these films, you create the effect artificially. I especially like 3D results from historic film footage. maybe someone is as crazy as I am and give it a ‘shot’…
images © ZDF 2.german tv