Here are a few snaps from the June 2015 O Moon Party in which we also celebrate the Reverend Arthur Slade’s birthday. There are also some snaps of the friendly eels and a trip to the beach in !k!jekekaed earlier in the day.
It’s been a while since I posted some 3D/4D photos. I recently went on a retreat for the Equinox Eclipse Portal to Arthur’s Pass (pueleaz mau ‘puels! yfnos). I didn’t have my 3D cameras but took some snaps on a phone. The quality isn’t great but flying was an opportunity to get shots of the islands from above.
Why are they 4D? Because the images used to give the 3D effect where actually taken seconds apart; TIME is considered the 4th dimension. A 3D picture is usually taken at the same time from slightly different perspectives; each photo representing the two different perspectives of the eyes. As I flew, one photo was taken for the left eye and 2 seconds later another was taken for the right eye. Unless the subject is completely still during the two photos there will be some evidence of time passing. Consider the images of the water flowing. Another example is the photographer and the newly weds. His camera moves from his chest to his eye between shots. The rest of the picture is a convincing 3D photo but his camera moving causes visual dissonance. This can then be played with by blocking the view of one of your eyes with your hand. Now move it to the other eye and back and forth. It creates the illusion of time passing in a simple loop.
The other effect of taking shots from something moving as fast as a plane is that you get more perspective between the eyes. Things at a distance such as that from a flying plane don’t seem to have much depth to them; everything just looks ‘far away’. With a little time to give a little more distance between shots for the left and right eyes a large amount of perspective is gained. If you think the mountains look miniature you can work out why. The two photos taken to make the one image are the same distance apart as the eyes of a giant would be.
As a surprise event Rev A Slade took a few of the faithful to the Salceuu!d (the pinnacles) to witness the full moon and the sun in the sky at the same time. This is a very rare sight and can only be seen from a great height. The Salceuu!d is 759 meters above sea level and takes 4 hours to walk to.
The Reverend took this panoramic photo (unfortunately only 2D) which pans from south to west to north and east. Click on the picture to enlarge. Because of the scope of the photo the moon seems small. It is under the large cloud to the left of the nearby rock which actually the top of the Salceuu!p.
They stayed in a hut nearby and at dawn the faithful ascended again hoping to see the opposite – the moon setting as the sun rose. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see anything.
We celebrate the O Moon (Full Moon) with drums with round skins. We bring our attention to circular movement with fire poi and fire staff. We are aware of cycles, seasons, spirals and rhythms. Time and space.
Note: The full moon image is digitally enhanced for these images