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  #52 Antique
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a look into the past       ©2008 broph
Nikon D300       1st place, 196 points
1/50s, f10, ISO 200, 90mm, Manual, Pattern, flash
Post-Processing: Crop. and sharpen. Removed some spots and darken background.       Extra Info: This is a stereoscope which was all the rage in the earlier part of this century.
A double photograph of a scene was placed in the holder, and piece of wood sticking out at the bottom was used to hold the viewer and the photographs was moved until it was in focus.
The viewer looked through the two eye holes and low and behold the two photographs were turned into a 3D view of the scene.
Really rather dramatic.
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Dec 8, 2008
    s4mart: Thank you for your comments.
I recently purchased some black velvet material for use as a backdrop and expect I will find many uses for it in the future.

Dec 8, 2008
    Congratulations Great shot!! Good find. I like your black backdrop. Lighting and perspective spot on.

Dec 2, 2008
    LindyB & Andris: Thank you very much for the good wishes on my 1st place.

Dec 2, 2008
    Congrats Broph!

Dec 2, 2008
    Congratulations on your well deserved win! Nice to hear you had a Viewmaster too. We spent many a fun hour with ours when I was a child.

Dec 2, 2008
Thank you so much for your good wishes.

Dec 2, 2008
    Congratulations on your first place.

Dec 2, 2008
    f_otto: Thank you for your kind words.

Dec 2, 2008
    Itīs about time. Congratulations.

Dec 1, 2008
    Aprilesole: Thank you very much.

Dec 1, 2008
    Congratulations!!! This was awesome antique and you did a great job capturing it!

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Dec 1, 2008
    Amberbug: Thank you for your comment and vote.

dodrizzt: If you ever get a chance to look through one you will see what an amazing viewer it is. It never ceases to amaze me.
Thank you for your comment and vote.

Dec 1, 2008
    Wow, what a curious artifact! thanks for the pic and the extra info :-)
And definitely nice pic fo the theme, TT for me, good luck!!

Nov 30, 2008
    Nice shot, exposure etc, in my tt.

Nov 30, 2008

It resides in my attic and has been there for 50 years.
Every once and a while I take it out and look at the pictures. I have about 20 of them and I am always amazed at the clarity and 3D effect.
Back in the early part of this century people must have been amazed by it.
Thank you for comment and vote.


Since you have one you are aware of the clarity and great 3D effect.
I tired adding a little more sharpness but I could see an adverse effect on the two photographs so stopped.


The good old Viewmaster which was a part of my life and also dramatic in its own way.
Thank you for your comment and vote.

Franz07: Thank you for your comment it is indeed an interesting piece of past history.

Nov 30, 2008
    Great finding for the theme. Nicely composed.

Nov 29, 2008
    I've seen these and they really are rather dramatic! It's a very good shot and the black background really shows off the stereoscope. In my top three.
P.S. I'm now glad I didn't enter my shot of a 1958 View-Master!

Nov 28, 2008
    Nice theme; I thought about shooting it as well (because I also own a sterescope);
May be a bit more sharpness would have been better?

Nov 27, 2008
    Really a rare find and well captured. I love the black background as it makes the viewer focus on the subject without any distraction~! TT~!
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