DSC065113d2 s1 Boston Aerial 3D Part I 12/1/07

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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 December 12, 2007

As Kamaly can confirm, December 1st was very windy and cold day. So as usual, on my way back to Chicago I wanted to be able to take pictures of downtown and wanted to confirm the best seat for it with the captain (A seat or F seat). So the lady greeting the passengers told me to ask the question to pilots directly. I approached to the door and said "Gentlemen" a little loud and firm before casting my question. An immediate reply came from the cockpit "Where is he?" we laughed :) and he said "A" seat would be the one. That way he confirmed my estimations and what you are seeing is result of that. I should have brighten it up a little but it is not bad this way either.

So referring to our conversation here in my opinion it is great that we have positive thinking individuals like them no matter how their brain is wired.

Cheers, Volkan

lacitot on December 13, 2007

He is a spectacular picture! Laci

Vasco Pires on December 13, 2007

Amazing shot! I never get tired of seeing these 3d urban landscapes.

Perfectly balanced 3D

I thought you use to threaten the pilots with a hand gun to get the A seat ;)

Volkan Yuksel on December 13, 2007

Thanks Laci, good to hear from you :) Cheers to Hungary, Volkan

Volkan Yuksel on December 13, 2007

Vasco, thanks, I am glad you liked this hazy Volkanzilla shot. He should have tried IR which would make it much clearer. I'll tell him to not to forget that next time ;) Yes 3D dept is nice :)

To be able to take pictures like this from a passenger plane, I do not need anything other than the most powerful tool mankind ever invented; words.

Cheers, Volkan

kamalyn on December 13, 2007

well, I'd bet those words were probably promising the pilot a ride in your space ship!

So these were through a normal plane window? How come I never get windows this clear? :-)

Volkan Yuksel on December 13, 2007

Kamaly, thanks for your kind words for clarity even though it appears to be very dark image with low contrast.

I usually ask for a napkin before the flight to clean the windows. People near me perhaps think that I am one of those dirt phobia person :) But thats to improve the picture quality. In most of my aerial shots the actual clearness come from post processing which is usually manual contrast increase.

Volkan Yuksel on January 3, 2008

Kamaly, about your comment

So these were through a normal plane window? How come I never get windows this clear? :-)

There are times cleaning windows can't do much. In that case I try to do IR like this one. Cheers, Volkan

kamalyn on January 3, 2008

Interesting, Volkan. Is the IR a setting on your camera, or a filter? I'm curious: when you do these shots from airplanes, how long do you wait between shots? Are they two shots almost immediately following each other, or do you wait, say 5 or 10 seconds?

Volkan Yuksel on January 3, 2008

Kamaly, I answered similar question from Jessica in this X-3D pair My answer is from milliseconds to minute depending on the altitude, speed of the airplane and where you are aiming your camera for the 3D shot. Intention is to have sufficient difference (~2-20 degrees) between the shots to be able to make the 3D perception possible.

Yes my camera has Night Shot mode which enables IR mechanically reach to CCD by disengaging the IR blocking filter that every digital camera has. In that case I put IR pass filter that blocks the visible spectrum so that only invisible IR picture from the scene could be taken. So my infrared pictures are made with the light that is not visible to humans. Hope that all this is it's not to complicated :) Volkan

Bits-n-Pieces on November 8, 2009

Hi Volkan - Spam warning on the comment above - it's got a malicious malware link.

Volkan Yuksel on November 9, 2009

Kathy, thanks for the warning. Hope you're doing good. Cheers, Volkan

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