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(animated stereo) Maiko meeting in Meiji-era japan

The purpose here is not to duplicate the original image, from Okinawa Soba's stream, but to generate an animated gif to assist viewing. Unfortunately, animation is not automatic - to animate you must view the image at original resolution (click all sizes) or simply scroll down.


Okinawa Soba posted several CC licensed stereoimages by T. Enami documenting life in early 20th century Japan (the Meiji period). The original hand tinted image (circa 1898), presented for parallel viewing and showing two Maiko meeting at the gate is one of many stunning stereo compositions. Note how well the tinting is done - there is very little variation in hue from image to image. This animated gif version exploits motion parallax to give a stereo illusion without eyestrain, to see what the photographer envisioned.


Animated gif generated with StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes


creative commons attribution of Okinawa Soba's original image:

www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Taken on October 24, 2009