Oakland Stereo Camera Club Submissions


These are all images that I had submitted for competitions but which did not take any prizes. I like many of these more than several which did win. See my winning photos here.



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Relax
Relax
A silly self photo of me relaxing on the grass at the Palace of Fine Arts. The images in this row were all taken with the club's funky loaner camera that they make available to new members.

A silly self photo of me relaxing on the grass at the Palace of Fine Arts. The images in this row were all taken with the club's funky loaner camera that they make available to new members.

Plumage
Plumage
Another Palace of Fine Arts snap from the same day.

Another Palace of Fine Arts snap from the same day.

CastaicLake
CastaicLake
This next set is from a trip in my friend Christian's small plane. He lets me open the canopy in-flight to take snapshots out the side. Assembling them into hyper-stereo images is a lot of fun because it gives you a god's eye view of things that you can't normally see in 3D. Here I'm experimenting with non-rectangular cropping to reduce the amount of detail in one eye's view that is not also in the other.

This next set is from a trip in my friend Christian's small plane. He lets me open the canopy in-flight to take snapshots out the side. Assembling them into hyper-stereo images is a lot of fun because it gives you a god's eye view of things that you can't normally see in 3D. Here I'm experimenting with non-rectangular cropping to reduce the amount of detail in one eye's view that is not also in the other.

ChumashIsland
ChumashIsland
A reservoir near the Grapevine pass between the Central Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

A reservoir near the Grapevine pass between the Central Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

BathtubToys
BathtubToys
Docks seen on landing approach into San Carlos. Playing with the "tilt-shift" Photoshop camera effect which makes everything look like tiny models. This works especially well with hyper-stereo images. In this case making the ships look like bathtub toys.

Docks seen on landing approach into San Carlos. Playing with the "tilt-shift" Photoshop camera effect which makes everything look like tiny models. This works especially well with hyper-stereo images. In this case making the ships look like bathtub toys.

GGBZ
GGBZ
The Golden Gate Bridge from a Presideo overlook. I used a lot of Photoshop work to erase the boats that moved between the shots and to insert the zeppelin which I snapped in the same general area a couple weeks later.

The Golden Gate Bridge from a Presideo overlook. I used a lot of Photoshop work to erase the boats that moved between the shots and to insert the zeppelin which I snapped in the same general area a couple weeks later.

Critter
Critter
This is Critter, our sweet kitty. Amazing that she held still enough for me to take separate stereo images, but then it took me a lot of tries before I got a good pair.

This is Critter, our sweet kitty. Amazing that she held still enough for me to take separate stereo images, but then it took me a lot of tries before I got a good pair.

OrchidRockrose
OrchidRockrose
Extreme close-up of an Orchid Rockrose in the Presideo.

Extreme close-up of an Orchid Rockrose in the Presideo.

Rose
Rose
Beautiful white roses on the Lucas campus.

Beautiful white roses on the Lucas campus.

NewBayBridge
NewBayBridge
Construction of the new East span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as it meets Treasure Island.

Construction of the new East span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as it meets Treasure Island.

ModelCity
ModelCity
Tilt-shift hyper stereo snap of downtown San Francisco taken from a cross country flight with our cheap point-and-shoot camera with which I shot most of these images.

Tilt-shift hyper stereo snap of downtown San Francisco taken from a cross country flight with our cheap point-and-shoot camera with which I shot most of these images.

SanArdoHills
SanArdoHills
I used a rented professional camera for this set of hyper stereo images and it sure does make a difference! Another experiment in non-rectangular cropping.

I used a rented professional camera for this set of hyper stereo images and it sure does make a difference! Another experiment in non-rectangular cropping.

Rays
Rays
Sunrise breaking through the clouds. Rather washed out but I really like the idea of showing radiating sun rays in 3D, and it achieves that at least. What looks like ground beneath your feet is actually rolling hills thousands of feet down.

Sunrise breaking through the clouds. Rather washed out but I really like the idea of showing radiating sun rays in 3D, and it achieves that at least. What looks like ground beneath your feet is actually rolling hills thousands of feet down.

StereoSunInUV-
StereoSunInUV-
Composite stereogram created from carefully selected exposures taken from the pair of solar satellites called SOLAR. The satellites were about 30 million miles apart at the time and each image is a false-color composite of exposures at three different wavelengths of ultra violet.

Composite stereogram created from carefully selected exposures taken from the pair of solar satellites called SOLAR. The satellites were about 30 million miles apart at the time and each image is a false-color composite of exposures at three different wavelengths of ultra violet.

3DSon
3DSon
Just for fun, a 3D photo of my family looking at a 3D photo. The images on the laptop were changed between snapping the left and right images so that you can see the laptop image in stereo even if they didn't.

Just for fun, a 3D photo of my family looking at a 3D photo. The images on the laptop were changed between snapping the left and right images so that you can see the laptop image in stereo even if they didn't.

MagicValley
MagicValley
A magical valley from the coast road just north of Santa Cruz. Don't know why but it always calls to me when I drive past.

A magical valley from the coast road just north of Santa Cruz. Don't know why but it always calls to me when I drive past.

HawkHill
HawkHill
Raptor sanctuary in the Marin Headlands along the edge of the cliffs over the Golden Gate. The road appears to dead-end at the bunkers at the top of this hill but this little-known picturesque one-way road snakes down from there towards the light house. This photo was shot from a little knoll partway down and looking back.

Raptor sanctuary in the Marin Headlands along the edge of the cliffs over the Golden Gate. The road appears to dead-end at the bunkers at the top of this hill but this little-known picturesque one-way road snakes down from there towards the light house. This photo was shot from a little knoll partway down and looking back.

NewBayBridge
NewBayBridge
Construction of the new East span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as it meets Treasure Island.

Construction of the new East span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge as it meets Treasure Island.

RainAndShine2
RainAndShine2
I really love this aerial hyperstereogram shows streaming sun rays through the fringe of a thin cloud layer, with a downpour just visible behind them.

I really love this aerial hyperstereogram shows streaming sun rays through the fringe of a thin cloud layer, with a downpour just visible behind them.

DonAndKim
DonAndKim
My friends Don and Kim inside the San Francisco city hall. Their love is palpable.

My friends Don and Kim inside the San Francisco city hall. Their love is palpable.

DesolationValley
DesolationValley
Some of the most beautiful, remote and pristine wilderness in the Sierra Mountains. This image didn't take any prize but HTC paid me so that they could pre-install it on their 3D Android phone as an example. Regardless, this is still one of my all-time proudest photos.

Some of the most beautiful, remote and pristine wilderness in the Sierra Mountains. This image didn't take any prize but HTC paid me so that they could pre-install it on their 3D Android phone as an example. Regardless, this is still one of my all-time proudest photos.

Quinceanera
Quinceanera
A beautiful latina in her quinceanera dress for photos at the Palace of Fine Arts, 2/12/2011

A beautiful latina in her quinceanera dress for photos at the Palace of Fine Arts, 2/12/2011

Home
Home
"Found" hyperstereo selected frames from a NASA video made from frames shot from the International Space Station, this stereo pair shows Calgary, Canada in the foreground and bright aurora borealis circling the North Pole in the background. Don't we live on a beautiful planet?

"Found" hyperstereo selected frames from a NASA video made from frames shot from the International Space Station, this stereo pair shows Calgary, Canada in the foreground and bright aurora borealis circling the North Pole in the background. Don't we live on a beautiful planet?

OCC
OCC
Here is a snap showing several of our mottly active club members. Barry in the foreground is giving a lecture on a rig he developed for shooting 3D photographs of gems and other tiny subjects.

Here is a snap showing several of our mottly active club members. Barry in the foreground is giving a lecture on a rig he developed for shooting 3D photographs of gems and other tiny subjects.

TheIndustrialCity
TheIndustrialCity
For this special competition themed "Titles" in which images are expected to contain their titles, I chose this aerial shot of South San Francisco showing the giant self-promotional lettering. It took the judge a long time to find the title.

For this special competition themed "Titles" in which images are expected to contain their titles, I chose this aerial shot of South San Francisco showing the giant self-promotional lettering. It took the judge a long time to find the title.

PhlebotomySelfie
PhlebotomySelfie
This blind selfie turned out quite well I thought. Unfortunately the group found it very disturbing. I can't watch myself getting stuck with needles, which is one reason I chose to concentrate on taking this snapshot instead. I can look at the photo just fine but I guess I underestimated the effect it would have on others.

This blind selfie turned out quite well I thought. Unfortunately the group found it very disturbing. I can't watch myself getting stuck with needles, which is one reason I chose to concentrate on taking this snapshot instead. I can look at the photo just fine but I guess I underestimated the effect it would have on others.

YoungAndOld
YoungAndOld
A touching moment on Chestnut Street in my neighborhood.

A touching moment on Chestnut Street in my neighborhood.

Palace-Sphere1
Palace-Sphere1
I'm experimenting with a new technique of shooting extremely wide angle stereo images using Android's "Photosphere" mode and a tripod. This is one of my first successes.

I'm experimenting with a new technique of shooting extremely wide angle stereo images using Android's "Photosphere" mode and a tripod. This is one of my first successes.

Recursion1
Recursion1
For a special competition themed "Sequence", I attempted a recursive montage of other stereograms. The first three images are past submissions of mine and the fourth shows all three plus itself. This causes an infinite recursion which I took all the way down to the single-pixel level. Unfortunately it just confused everyone.

For a special competition themed "Sequence", I attempted a recursive montage of other stereograms. The first three images are past submissions of mine and the fourth shows all three plus itself. This causes an infinite recursion which I took all the way down to the single-pixel level. Unfortunately it just confused everyone.


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