CAMERA OBSCURA EDINBURGH lies at the top of the Royal Mile between the Upper Bow and Edinburgh Castle esplanade.
These three shots were taken from the esplanade looking down into the Upper Bow.
BEST VIEWED IN LARGE FORMAT
Taken on the evening of 11th December 2008
Canon EOS 300D
17-85mm IS USM Lens
Camera Settings for all three shots:
f32 13 seconds ISO 100 focal length 75mm IS Metering Mode – Pattern
Mirror Locked up and used remote to release the shutter.
Shot in Raw and very little post processing has been done with the exception of Levels, Curves, Unsharp Mask and sizing. Then all three put together in a collage.
HISTORY OF CAMERA OBSCURA
The name ‘camera obscura’ comes from the Latin words meaning ‘darkened room’. The first record of the camera obscura principle goes back to Ancient Greece, when Aristotle noticed how light passing through a small hole into a darkened room produces an image on the wall opposite, during a partial eclipse of the sun.