natural camera obscura

Sarah White

Central Mass: April 2007. Camera obscura or a pinhole camera is usually created by drilling a hole in a box and allowing light to fall on photo sensitive paper. Occasionally you stumble across the natural version. This one is room sized and was created by light entering the room through a hole in the wood used to board up the windows. The image shown is another building on the campus. It appears upside down because of the physics of light. This is actually how light hits the retina and the sensors on our cameras. Our brain and the camera's computer flips it back.

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