An alternate take on the Ocular 6

Last month, I took some dream-inspired photos of my eyeglasses against the image of my living room Venetian blinds. And the best of the pictures was this image, which I called “The Ocular 6.”

The Ocular 6. BlackBerry KEYone camera phone. Photo (c) 2021 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

I still like this photo, don’t get me wrong. But I wanted to try something with it. Right now, all I have is the lens bending the Venetian blinds from straight lines to wavy curves.

But what if I wanted to create something swirly in the eyeglass lenses?

You know? Just like the kind of eyeglasses you saw advertised in the comic books, those old X-ray specs?

Damn it, I said X-ray specs, not X-Ray Spex… I gotta fix that WordPress plugin that thinks I’m typing in the names of rock bands and finds the YouTube clips for them. 😀

So anyway…

I went back to my original setup. Put my eyeglasses in an armature to hold them in place, then took several shots at different angles, to accentuate the swirly bends of the Venetian blinds against the eyeglass lens.

Kinda like this.

I superimposed several shots so that they all lined up with the eyeglass frame, and combined them in a magic-motion lenticular run.

And this came out.

Yeah, I know it’s a little blocky … and it looks like a bad attempt at recreating some sort of chintzy animation…

But if I keep at this, I could have a nice physical lenticular print that would catch someone’s attention at an art show.

Yeah, Chuck is still thinking about Competition Season 2021. I mean, I could still enter my static “Ocular 6” image, or I could develop another magic-motion print.

It’s nice to have options.