Archive for August 14th, 2009

This is not a photo.

This is not a photo.

A camera obscura is one of the precursors to modern cameras. It is essentially a pin hole camera projecting onto a wall in a dark room.

Seeing one I thought it would be a great thing to photograph, turns out this is harder then thought without a tripod (or monopod). Hand held at f/2 and 3200 ISO it still came out as a slightly blurry photo. Though to be fair this particular camera was pointed at a periscope like mirror that rotated to show everything around the building.

I took the photo from the wrong side of the display so the tree at the top is actually upside down.

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