Monday, July 25, 2011

Stereographic Cave Images

Like ducks, it's hard to take a picture of a cave that isn't boring. So in an attempt to make something from a recent tour of Cumberland Caverns, I decided that stereographic images were the way to go. After all, caves are about size and depth - wondering what's around the next corner.

If you've never seen one of these, I recommend clicking on the image to make it larger first. Then sit a comfortable distance away and begin to cross your eyes as you stare at the image. You will begin to see that the two sides move away from each other and toward each other in the middle. Relax and focus on them in a way that allows the two to converge in the middle, making what seems like a third image. Once your eyes begin to focus, you will be able to see the scene in 3-D with great detail. It takes practice for some people.