Camera Obscura

In front of the Ashmolean museum they’ve built a camera obscura.

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A camera obscura is basically a pin hole camera. This one you can walk into.

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For this one the inside was covered in white fabric and the floor and ceiling was painted white. The “pin holes” were about 1.5″ in diameter.

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The image generated on the wall was remarkable.

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It would be fun to set one of these up at the various festivals in the area. I don’t think I’ve seen one before, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they have had one of these for da Vinci Days in Corvallis.

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