X3D Stereo image of Union Pacific Engine 119 reproduction locomotive - Nov 2008

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You can get a beautiful stereo view of this steam engine by crossing your eyes - if you can do that comfortably. View the left picture with your right eye and the right picture with your left eye. The stereo view will appear as a third picture between the left and right views.

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MaxFarrar on December 14, 2010

Cross your eyes to see a stereo image of this wonderful reproduction locomotive.

The original Union Pacific engine No. 119 was renumbered 343 and worked on the transcontinental railroad until 1903 when it was scrapped.

Urias E. Takatohi on December 17, 2010

I can see only paralel stereo images :-(.

MaxFarrar on December 18, 2010

The image on the left is for your right eye. The image on the right is for the other eye. Hold your finger in front of your nose and focus on it. Move your finger slowly toward the sceen. There will be a third image formed between the two on the screen. The middle image will become a stereo image showing the locomotive in depth. It takes some practice. There are several websites devoted to stereo photography. (The term X3D seems to have been taken over by the movies lately.)

Marco Corbetta on December 28, 2010

molto bella

very nice Marco

Urias E. Takatohi on January 7, 2011

Yes Max I understand, but due to my slight divergent strabismus I can't cross the eyes. I can easely look with the right eye to the right picture and the left eye to the left picture.

MaxFarrar on January 8, 2011

Urias do you think I should make another version of this pair for people who cannot cross their eyes?

MaxFarrar on January 8, 2011

Bruce, thanks for the complements. It didn't get accepted by G-E because it was taken under a roof... I am not surprised at that. Those were the rules we always had. I don't think G-E likes X3D pix anyway.

But you need to get yourself over to Promentory Point in the spring or summer and see these replica engines when they are taken out on the track to re-enact the Golden Spike Ceremony. It will blow your mind better than any old geyser.

Urias E. Takatohi on January 9, 2011

They don't put 3D images in GE. Only by "mistake" as you can see at http://www.panoramio.com/user/2341793?commentpage=1&photopage=6 where 2 outdoor pictures passed and 2 not. This examples by SEIMA are parallel 3D.

MaxFarrar on January 9, 2011

OK Urias, I'll make a parallel stereo version for people with strabismus (I looked it up in Wikipedia) and post it this evening. Hope it works better for you. Let me know.

MaxFarrar on January 12, 2011

Urias, you haven't looked at the parallel 3D version yet.

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  • Uploaded on December 14, 2010
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    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P5100
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 7.50mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO308
    • Exposure Bias: 0.30 EV
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