quick handheld photo of a camera obscura image inside a hotel room.
Husband and I had a blast making this impromptu life-sized camera obscura, out of our hotel room this morning! We had to get up and drive home from our vacation today, and the thought to try this experiment popped into my mind as I was waking up.
The "pinhole" is about American quarter-size in diameter. Husband cut it out of a tour pamplet. (see upper smaller image inset) We held the pinhole up to the window, and gathered the curtain around it to block out as much light as possible.
The lower smaller image inset is the actual view out the window. (our vehicle in the parking lot, Mt. Elden in the background). I have rotated the image 180 degrees and horizontally, in Photoshop, for a direct comparison.
If you look at the top of the image, you will see one of my kids, still lying in bed.
The image was projected very dimly onto the wall, and I quickly handheld our little point-and-shoot to snap a quick photo. Therefore, the quality isn't that great, but not bad for no planning at all! (-:
The kids said (in their groggy voices) that their parents are crazy, but I secretly *know* that they think this little experiment is very cool!
Image made May 31, 2012, Days Inn Hotel, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA