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OLYMPUS E-P5 1/1000 second F/4.5 ISO 3200 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Ok, I think it's too early in the morning or something, but somehow I can't figure out what that thing is. Even your title is not helping me at all... All I know is that it looks very nice and interesting.

31 Oct 2013 6:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I give in, admitting to be clueless.
It would make an excellent bed for my cat though :-)

31 Oct 2013 7:33am

@Curly: It's a "Camera Obscura" Pointing out to the gardens is a lens, behind it a 90 degree mirror. That projects an image of outside onto the paper. If you wouldn't mind standing on your head, you will see an image of the outside on the platform about a 1/3rd of the way up the main device!. That is then used to enable an artist to pencil in a "Photorealistic" outline which could then act as a framework for a painting. A version of it was also used in the middle ages to spy on opposing troops when you didn't want to stick your head up! It was also a very necessary precursor to the first cameras.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fascinating contraption I'm intrigued

31 Oct 2013 8:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe et splendide lumière. Bonne journée.

31 Oct 2013 9:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Interesting tale, now I want one:)

31 Oct 2013 10:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I made a simple one to reflect slides from a projector in order to make accurate illustrations for a book, This is a trifle classier. :)

31 Oct 2013 10:52am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Where does the memory card go?? Great use of light, Chris.

31 Oct 2013 1:31pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I'm glad you explained what kind of precusor it was. Nice shotl.

31 Oct 2013 4:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic light on the furniture as well as outside the room!!!

31 Oct 2013 5:03pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

The old days they were very clever, amazing piece of equipment

31 Oct 2013 6:54pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant meuble

1 Nov 2013 10:01am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


1 Nov 2013 8:52pm

helys from Paris, France

Contrastes, formes

1 Oct 2014 12:33pm

1/1000 second
ISO 3200
28 mm (35mm equiv.)