Hey everyone. This post is about all about View-Master and their amazing Miniature worlds, writes Lance Cardinal. I have always been a HUGE fan of View-Master, especially the vintage 1960s, 1970s, 1980s View-Master reels. As a kid I wanted to be the person who made those small little sets and I think it began my obsession for anything small.
I remember looking at them as a kid and getting lost in the magical worlds of the Flintstones, Muppets, Charlie Brown and many other popular fairy tales and characters. I have been acquiring these reels as an adult, and I now can appreciate the amazing miniature work done to make these happen. I loved the miniature worlds created by the artists, as well as seeing cartoon characters portrayed in “Real Life 3D”! I love the style and detail work…amazing!!I wanted to share some of these AMAZING View-Master reels.
So I used a lamp and a regular digital camera. I lit the reel from behind and used my macrozoom to take the tiny pics at high resolution. Then I edited them on the computer to fix brightness, contrast, etc. I tried to retain the original “Kodachrome” coloring when I could. They are quite beautiful and rich. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these reels and the artists who helped create these little miniature worlds.
And now for our main presentation, Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree.
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