Thursday, August 26, 2010

Annabel Eats a Tomato in 3D!

Annabel eats a San Marzano, August 26, 2010.
I'm excited to announce that has entered the third dimension.  This is a test of my first digital 3D photo.  It's stretched and funky in many ways, but I was so excited that I couldn't resist posting it to see how it looked on the blog.  Unfortunately, you can only view it in 3D if you happen to own a lorgnette style stereo print viewer.  But if you're one of the lucky few, check it out and let me know what you think.  I can use all the help I can get.

It will take a while to work out the kinks, but please be patient.  I promise the entire blog will not go 3D, at least not until every new computer comes equipped with it's own stereo viewing system.  In the meantime,  I encourage you to save the next pair of red/blue stereo glasses you come across.  You'll eventually be able to use them to view images on our site!  And if you can't stand the wait until we convert to anaglyph, you can buy a lorgnette viewer online.

Update:  I tried to post a link for a website where you can buy lorgnette stereo viewers, but my usual vendor has gone out of business. to see the style of viewer I bought.  (I've never bought anything from this vendor and cannot endorse his products or services, but these look like the ones I usually use.)

Also, if you're interested in more information about stereoscopes or stereoscopic photography in general, here are a few useful links.  The Stereo Club of Southern California is a wonderful organization and full of  excited experts and 3D fans who are always happy to help out a possible convert to the world of stereo photography.

Stereo Club of Southern California- for resources including an in-depth description of stereo photography and film, as well as a discussion group and member showcase.

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum- for photos of vintage stereoscopes.


  1. Where is the link to the lorgnette viewer vendor or will you be selling them through this website?

  2. Funny you should ask. I couldn't find the website where I usually buy mine and I've just discovered that they went out of business. Check back in a few hours and I will hopefully have found a new source. (I know they're still out there!)