I’ve come up with yet another approach to 3-D art, one that can be a little scary. I have a bunch of those little LED flashlights, including one with a red light and one with a blue light. One night I put on my 3-D glasses, turned out the lights and walked around the house with the red flashlight in my left hand and the blue flashlight in my right. As I walked from room to room, I shone the two flashlights on the various furnishings in my house. What I saw was terrifying. I saw shadows literally floating in mid-air, at times appearing to jump out at me. I’d never seen anything like it.
Then I decided to try taking pictures of these floating shadows to prove to myself that I am not going insane.
This first picture is of an ordinary dining room chair. When seen with the 3-D glasses, the shadow does appear to be floating in mid-air.
This is a shadow of the glass lamp that hangs in my dining room. When I saw it through my 3-D glasses, I was spooked. The lamp appeared to be floating in mid-air around the room, growing in size and appearing to headed directly for me. It’s a good thing it’s only a shadow.
Here’s a shadow of my camera on its tripod. Again, when seen in 3-D, it appears to float in mid-air to take on a new life of its own.
And finally, here are some of my toys which grace the top of my desk. The shadows here cast an ominous and eerie tone, quite uncharacteristic of their normally innocent presence.
Wow. What a creepy night. I’m not sure if I want to do this again.