Barry Rothstein  

Footsteps in the sand by Barry Rothstein

January 2022 - Footsteps in the sand

January 2022 - Barry Rothstein


January 2022 - Barry Rothstein


About the Image(s)

It takes just the right degree of dampness in the sand to leave footprints with so much detail, so if you happen to notice some like this, be sure to take advantage.

This was a point and shoot shot with a Fuji W3, and as I often do, I used guidelines to form a trapezoid surrounding the right eye image that would approximate an actual rectangle on the ground. I then matched up grains of sand to form the opposing trapezoid for the corners of the left eye image.

I'm showing this image as an example of how a phantogram can nicely show just positive parallax, sinking down into the page, and is not limited to just for negative parallax, popping out of it.

It's also fun to
1) flip the image 180 degrees and see how the negative parallax inverts to positive, a footprint rising out of the sand of

2) lay real objects "into" the footprint and see how they blend into the image

3 comments posted

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
What an interesting subject and one so simple and usually overlooked. You have created great stereo with quite a depth on the footprint Well done   Posted: 01/09/2022 16:50:27

David Allen   David Allen
Another interesting (but different) phantogram. Into the sand, not up out of the sand.   Posted: 01/10/2022 13:07:52

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting image of an interesting subject. Very clean stereo image. The image is sharp too. In the flipped image, the raised foot print appears to be as stacked!!! Excellent work.   Posted: 01/20/2022 12:04:04


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