Yes, this is a photograph taken with a Pentax K10D. Actually it is ten separate photographs (five for the left side and five for the right side) taken at different exposures and combined into one image each and tone mapped. In other words an HDR image (high dynamic range). I then created the red/cyan anaglyph image from those two images.
Yes, all my anaglyphs except the fractals are photographs (none are conversions or CGI). They are either from a film stereo camera with the resulting slide images being scanned and formatted to anaglyph or from a digital stereo camera or a digital 2D camera on a slide bar.
I've had this in my Favorites for months, waiting for hte day I'd have red/cyan 3D glasses. I just got some 2 hours ago, and all I could say when looking at this was "holy crap!" over and over again because this looks like such amazing 3D with the glasses on! Without 'em it's just all jumbled! WITH 'em and not only is the picture clear, it's clear why you got a Daily Deviation too!
I know, I should only be able to see this with such glasses. But somehow I'm able to force my eyes to see it (a little messed up, and only for a second or so) so it's probanly a combination of squinting/crossing my eyes and imagination
anyway it hurts to do it so it's not something I would do (except I allready did it, though I don't know exactly why, or most importantly how).
Well 3D & HDR - seems like you pulled out all the stops on this one - but subject matter like that would seem to be hard to find - I don't think I've ever run into a tractor graveyard before - there's a plane graveyard near Tucson - you might want to haul your slidebar and stuff out there.
Pretty simple. I set up a Pentax K10D on a tripod with a slide bar attached. A slide bar is just a platform that allows me to precisely slide the camera sideways while keeping it perfectly aligned. I took five images at varying exposures, then slid the camera sideways about 2.5" and took five more exposures at the same settings. I took these raw images into a program called Photomatix and combined them into a high dynamic range (HDR) image. I used the same program to tone map the images. I used Paint Shop Pro X3 to tweak the image a bit with some high pass sharpen. I then used Stereo Photo Maker to align the images, set the stereo window, and create the anaglyph stereo image. If you want any more info just ask.
At first glance I thought: another anaglyph... When using my glasses, I see all these fine details like the dry grassprites and the waving in the gravel. You did an excellent job in making it a monochrome image - now the fine details are amazingly present. You found the tractors, made the thinking and let us enjoy. Wow!