Ahmetler Volcanism Lava Tunnel from Turkiye - Stereoscopic Cross eyed 3D

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If you like to see this scene in dazzling 3D, please cross your eyes until left and right images overlap in the center. The center area should appear in 3D. You can also copy the entire image and paste it to Stereo Photo Maker for full screen viewing with zoom and pan ability or changing the 3D viewing technique. This image pair from a lava cave or the purple lotus flower is good for beginners due to their simplicity.

As you may have noticed, these images are simply taken with some offset distance between them with a regular digital camera. Therefore it is also possible for you to use your regular camera to start making your own stereoscopic 3D photographs with the mentioned software and share.

Wishing you best of luck for your success on this very simple to make yet amazingly rewarding technique.

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Volkan Yuksel on June 5, 2010

Dear Annushka77, I am very happy that you were able to succeed seeing this pair in 3D. You should start making your own 3D photos Thank you very much for your kind words and support. Very best wishes from Chicago, Volkan

Hakan Güven on July 29, 2010

fotoyyu 3tanne gördüm ama 3boyulu depğildi neyse bu işe fazla kafayı takarsam gözüm şaşı kalacak herşey için teşekkürlervolkan bey

Hakan Güven on July 29, 2010

ama bende deneyecem bu tekniği

Volkan Yuksel on July 31, 2010

Bol sans Hakan Guven :) Chicago'dan selamlar. Volkan

Mahdi Kalhor on August 19, 2010

Hi Volkan

What is the difference between left and right images in this kind of photography?

Please answer in my photo with link to this shot.

Thank you.

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All the best from Iran,


Volkan Yuksel on August 20, 2010

Hi Mahdi, thank you. Left and Right images are taken with some horizontal distance between them. (Just like the distance between our eyes.) So if you succeed feeding these images in to your eyes, it allows view of the scene with depth which we refer as 3D. My work is all X-3D, which requires crossing of the eyes to create and overlapping images in the brain. It is also known as stereo view. Regards from Detroit, MI. Volkan

C. Johnston on October 17, 2010

Wow. This is an amazing 3D shot. I Like it a lot.

Greetings, Cathy

C. Johnston on October 17, 2010

Volkan You said to take the left and right images with some horizontal distance between them. I was wondering, do you make the space by simply turning your head a little or do you step over a step and take the picture from there? Or does that make a difference? I have tried to do this 3D imaging just by copying and pasting the same photo side by side and it worked fairly well, but you don't get quite the same 3D effect.

Thank you for all of your instructions in this interesting type of photography.

Greetings, Cathy

Volkan Yuksel on October 17, 2010

Hi Cathy, I am glad to hear that you are already gifted with X-3D perception. So, congratulations :) If you think that we can see the world 3D because we have two eyeballs with some horizontal distance (5-8cm or 2-3inches) between them. They see differently and that's what we need to do as we are shooting two images to construct X-3D pairs. (To me, using the same image twice is not the right approach) Once you have the sense of the technique, you'll see that there is no single rule for this shift distance but I usually take the second shot after I move right about half a step in nature scenes. Let me know if you'd need more explanation of the distance issues any further. Looking forward to see your first X-3Ds :) Thank you and Good Luck, Volkan

C. Johnston on October 18, 2010

Thank you Volkan I understand now, that just using the same image twice is not the right approach, so now that you have given me some idea on how to properly approach this, I am going to go and and give it a try. I will let you know if I need any more instruction.

Thanks, Cathy

Volkan Yuksel on October 18, 2010

Dear Cathy, the biggest difficulty is accepting how easy it is to create amazing 3D experience on your own with no additional resources :)

Although it is not required to have the StereoPhoto Maker to make X-3D, it is a great utility for balancing/aligning both side of the pair and viewing them with concurrent zooming and panning.

I wish you make your first true 3D pairs very soon :) Cheers, Volkan

Mahesh Kulkarni (UPS… on June 10, 2011

Similar tunnels are observed in India. I have these photographs.

Volkan Yuksel on June 17, 2011

Hi Mahes, thank you again. If you share a link to Lava Tunnel photos, I'll be delighted to see them. Cheers from Chicago, Volkan

Mahesh Kulkarni (UPS… on June 17, 2011

Pl explain me how to share that link. I clicked but reached at your photo page. PL also observe 1, 2, 3, Volcano

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