Barry Rothstein  

Eucalyptus Blossom by Barry Rothstein

January 2021 - Eucalyptus Blossom

January 2021 - Barry Rothstein


About the Image(s)

This is a fairly old image dating to 2012, It was shot with a Fuji W3 stereo camera and Cyclopital macro attachment made for that camera.

9 comments posted

Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
This is my first effort to the group, sorry not to have included more information about the shot. I took this with a Fuji W3 and Cyclopital macro attachment made for that camera. It's one of my earliest macro phantograms. I made a rectangular frame out of cardboard for this shot to use for phantogram processing.   Posted: 01/08/2021 01:52:05

David Allen   David Allen
Great 3D image with great focus, fine detail and depth. I really like the composition. It seems not that good of a photographing angle for a phantogram. I try to take phantograms at a 45 degree angle looking down on the subject so when processed the subject would seem to stand up from the table (or floor). How did this one work as a phantogram?   Posted: 01/09/2021 17:12:17

Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
Hi David

This one was nowhere near 45 degrees. Maybe more like 75 to 80 degrees. Most of my phantograms are in the 30 to 60 degree range, but more than anything I look for a shot I like. In any case I find that correcting for perspective does quite a bit.

I've attached the original LR   Posted: 01/09/2021 17:55:36
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Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Welcome to the group Barry; The image is very colorful and sharp. It looks like you shot the image looking straight down on it at a 90 degree angle.   Posted: 01/11/2021 12:31:06
Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
not quite 90 but not far from   Posted: 01/11/2021 21:16:22

Betty Drinkut   Betty Drinkut
Welcome, Barry! You did not disappoint! After getting the email announcing you had joined us I expected a phantogram and here it is! Lots of depth to explore.   Posted: 01/11/2021 20:58:36
Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
Hi Betty,
Looking forward to hanging out with this group for a while.   Posted: 01/11/2021 21:15:00

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
Welcome, I had never before heard the expression "phantogram" so I looked it up and found that it is patented and you require permission to use it. Reading the description and looking at the drawings how to do it, it appeared to me basically the cha - cha method of taking sequential images. Am I right?   Posted: 01/12/2021 15:21:01

Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
Hi Brian, thanks. 1) the patents are no longer valid, so anyone can do it. 2) cha-cha method has nothing to do with it.

The nature of a phantogram is that most typically a rectangular reference frame is included in the shot, and the image is shot at an angle relative to that rectangular frame. Both the right and left eye shots are cropped to the frame, effectively reversing the effects of perspective.

I've attached a tutorial page from my new book of macro phantograms, Macrophant 3D (info at There's a pretty good phantogram tutorial on my main website at   Posted: 01/12/2021 17:35:26


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