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Three D Light
updated: Jan 18, 2013, 3:39 PM

By John Wiley

Here's a way to visit the Point Conception Lighthouse today. I've experimented with different ways of seeing the 3-D effect, and have found a new one that's easier for many people who've tried it. Look at a point about 2/3 up the white line in the middle, then gently cross your eyes until you begin to see three images. As you keep gradually crossing your eyes you'll notice your attention drawn to two versions of some feature in the middle image. For me it's usually the ball at the top of the tower, the tiny white dot I put in the exact middle, or the decorative white box atop the middle of the roof. As you cross or uncross your eyes to converge the two versions of your chosen feature in the middle image, your brain will suddenly "lock" the two images together in the middle image. There will still be the appearance of three images, but you'll tend to ignore the two on the sides as you look around the center one that's now framed by two thin white lines. If you have any trouble, make the image smaller on the screen or just move your eyes further away from the pic, and then do the same process again.

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 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 04:01 PM

I'm very curious how many people will find it possible to see the 3-D effect this time. In case you'd like to try it with a larger version, I've put this and a front view of the light on my Photo Page.

 

 COMMENT 365033P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 04:43 PM

That's a very cool effect! Like the view a bird would have flying over it. The edges are clear, like the cliff, the rooftop - all have more dimension. Thanks!

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:17 PM

OMG iy really works. Now if my eyes don't get stuck that way.

 

 COMMENT 365057 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:24 PM

So cool that the lens will be donated by the Coast Guard to be on display at the SB Maritime Museum---maybe by the end of this year!

 

 COMMENT 365069P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:56 PM

Easy to get the 3d effect. Thanks for sharing.

 

 COMMENT 365139P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 09:51 PM

I know something you don't know and I'm not gonna tell. Nyah, nyah.

 

 COMMENT 365225 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 09:09 AM

Wow - it really works! Thank you

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 03:21 PM

A dollar a week is too much to join the community? Can't get a paper or magazine for that.

 

 COMMENT 365329 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-19 03:51 PM

098 I agree! Used to be a member----

 

 COMMENT 365529 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-20 11:35 AM

So my complaints about being mocked and insulted are "off topic," but the insults themselves are fine? Nice "community" you've got here.

 

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