Tuesday, 17 November 2009


As mentioned in my Previous post, The Vintage and Handmade Fair Christmas 2009 which was held in the Town Hall at Chipping Sodbury (S. Glos), was a fantastic event! I would not have missed it! The fair was mentioned in various blogs, magazines and newspapers including BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine and Sew Hip Magazine. Both Magazines had a stall there too.

As some of you know, Alan took some photos of the fair first thing just before the public was let in. The photos were taken using two digital cameras held side by side. Once back at home, Alan converted both sets of photos using his own anaglyph software. He has spent more than 14 hours so far over the past 3 days, working on them then uploading them on to his website.

If you couldn't make it to the fair, you can now experience it virtually!

I would like to mention that 3d is better suited to bright conditions, the lighting on Saturday was not ideal to obtain the best results but with a bit of work on the photos Alan ended up with an acceptable result. When outdoors, the success ratio for the final product is much higher than when photographing indoors.

Colours will be affected due to the nature of 3d photography, red in particular!


Make yourself comfy and don't forget the 3d glasses. Remember they have to be red & cyan to work! Sainsbury's 3d glasses will NOT work on these photos as they are meant for TV viewing only (they are amber and blue)
If you have children, they may have a pair. If not, you can email me on suzysvintageattic@gmail.com to order some. £1 per pair (includes p&p)


Once you have put your glasses on, with the red lens over the left eye, sit back from your screen a little (about half a metre) and keep still. The 3d image should appear quite quickly.

Some images, distant views for example, may take a little longer for the 3d effect to work. If you are having difficulty seeing the 3d try focusing on one object in the picture and, hopefully, the rest of the picture should appear in 3d too.

You may also find it's best to set your monitor to full screen by pressing F11 on your keyboard.

Don't worry if you are unable to see the 3d at all. It doesn't work for everyone. Unfortunately, if you are colour blind you will have problems.

I do advise regular breaks to give your eyes a rest. I suggest a break every 15 minutes.

There are 87 photos spread over 3 pages! In order to get these pictures to you as soon as possible, we have decided to spread the photos over the next 3 evenings. Page 1 is available now, Page 2 will be available tomorrow evening & Page 3 will be available on Wednesday evening.


I hope that you enjoy looking at the photos and would love to hear what you think of them! Thank you.

Here are a selection of 2d photos of the fair so no glasses needed for these!

Miss P and I admiring Clare's beautiful hats

You can see what I bought at the fair on my previous post.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

P.S: UPDATE 17/11/09 - 3D PHOTOS - PAGES 1, 2 & 3 have all been uploaded. All 87 photos can now be viewed.


Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle, What a treat for us for the next few nights! Thank Alan for his hard efforts. Do you do International postage on your magic glasses? I would love to see the images! It is probably a good thing I couldn't go to the fair. I would be broke now or have had a heart-attack with excitement. xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

C'est formidable!!!!
How fascinating and exciting to see the fair in wonderful 3D.. brings a whole new dimension.. to our event.
I particularly love the shots taken from above and the way the chandeliers are seemingly suspended in mid air. What a thrill also to see the stalls from a different angle.
Thank you so so much Alan for all your hard work and generosity..
I do hope you enjoyed the day

With love
Michele xx

bellaboo said...

Have so enjoyed looking at your photos of the fair.So many wonderful goodies there!


sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh so so pretty, more lovely shots of the fair, thank thank you Isabelle, I am really getting a flavour for it all. Gorgeous dollies and animals, I really liked those!

Love Sarah x

ps I am saving the 3D experience for a treat at the weekend!

sue15cat said...

What fantastic 3D photos. And what a talented man you have.

Sue xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
The 2D photos are fabulous, giving an impression of the hussle and bussle of the day.
The 3D photos are incredible...I wasn't expecting to see anything quite so dramatic - the depth is stunning! I loved the one of Liz's glitter village. Well done to Alan, he must have worked so hard on them and must be seeing not just in 3d, but double too!

Thanks to you both for this,
Niki x

made with love said...

Thankyou for stopping by and taking a look at my blog. Also for the lovely comment you left me. You are very kind. I'm just off now to take a look at yours. That fair looked great.
Rachael XX

Laura said...

Hi Isabelle!
I do not have 3D glasses...that all sounds so technical...Alan must be brilliant!....but your regular photos are enough to make me gasp! What talent and treasure all at this fair! I wish I could have been there...now I understand why you said you went back and went around twice!! Fantastic! Thank you for sharing! :) Laura

a mermaids purse said...

woweee thats a great idea! lovely to feel apart of the that wonderful day at the fair! beautiful images! fab blog!!! xx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle
I'm sorry we didn't find each other at the fair! But it was rather like a tin of sardines - in space, not quality! I was somewhat overwhelmed by it all and my eyes flew from one lovely item to the next. I am dreaming of so many lovely items which I didn't buy.... but I am very happy with all that I brought home.
We don't have any 3d glasses (!) but we will go visit Alan's pictures when we get some!
Have a super week,
Denise x

Minky Magic said...

What a shame that fair is not closer to me it looks fab! Maybe I should have one down south hmmmmm...food for thought! Thanks for sharing great pics!

Florence and Mary said...

Fantastic photos!!

Victoria xxx

Les Cotrions said...

Oh! This fair is stunning! I can see the 3D images but these are faboulous too!!! Many lovely items all together and so beautifully displayed!
A nice Wednesday for you!

BusyLizzie said...

wow, just looked at the 3d photos, they are wonderful! well done to Alan. lizzie x

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Thank you so much to you and Alan for the wonderful photographs... Until a few weeks ago I hadn't even heard of this fair, and now I feel I was almost there.

Gosh it looks so pretty. Old toys are my 'thing' and I spotted so many in the photos... lovely old teddies and so on... just lovely.


Donna said...

Wow those 3d photos are amazing, Alan is so clever! I especially love the one of Lizzie VH in 3d and of her doll's house. Looking forward to seeing the rest, what fun :-)

Mr Jones said...

Loved the vintage xmas decorations.. having got my xmas ones I can't wait for 1st of December to come along. Its new - would have preferred vintage but.. hey ho...

maría cecilia said...

Oh my goodness Isabelle, what a gorgeous fair!!!! As your other post, I will have to pass for the 3d cause I have no glasses.
I´m so grateful for your lovely comment today, if I could I would send you roses everyday.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Beth Niquette said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I LOVED reading your blog today, too--I especially liked your tutoral on how to see photos in 3-d. I learned something new. Thank you!

Beach Vintage said...

This looks like a fun way to spend a day. Great array of goods.

koralee said...

Everything is so lovely...how I love these types of Fairs..now I am in hunt of one for the weekend. Please come enter my giveaway...you have always been a loving blogger friend and I would not want you to miss it!

sarah said...

wow, it looks like such a wonderful day out, I love these kind of events and sadly miss them so much here in my new life, just not the same as a delightful old english event like this...enjoyed the photos, thanks

Hens Teeth said...

What a treat to see it all in 3D...they are fantastic, thank you so much.

Clare said...

How fabulous!Please pass on my thanks for such a wonderful job!

Country Cottage Chic said...

What fabulous pictures - it reminds me of the View Master pictures we had as children! Hope Alan enjoyed taking them too!


Bumpkin Bears said...

oh what heaven that fair must have been, I LOVED all the photos. It's nice to meet you, I am British but live in Belgium with my Belgian fiance and grew up spending much time at my Granny's in Shaftesbury, Dorset near Somerset! Catherine x

Midsummer Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures looks like a great turnout!

robin dudley-howes said...

Looks like a great event....now I will have to find my daughters 3-d glasses!


robin dudley-howes said...

Looks like a great event....now I will have to find my daughters 3-d glasses!


Anonymous said...

Hi Isabelle,

Your photos of the fair are great! One day I will make it along I am sure... Although I think I would end up spending a fortune!

Rose X

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How fun! I wish I had the glasses to view them. I didn't even know that 3-d photos were available!

MelMel said...

All looks such fab fun!x