ST5673 : Clifton Suspension Bridge through the Camera Obscura

taken 15 years ago, near to Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain

Clifton Suspension Bridge through the Camera Obscura
Clifton Suspension Bridge through the Camera Obscura
At the top of the Observatory on Clifton Down is the Victorian Camera Obscura. Whereas a simple Camera Obscura projects a fixed view through a pinhole onto the wall of a darkened room, this is somewhat more sophisticated. A periscope in the roof projects the view onto a large shallow bowl in the centre of the room. The periscope can be rotated with a large handle above the viewers, which enables the view to be seen in any direction.

Best seen on a sunny day, the eye adjusts to the darkness, but the camera did not adjust so well - hence the graininess of the picture which I have lightened considerably. Apologies also for the shadow of somebody's head at the right!

See also ST5673 : The Observatory, Clifton Down
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 August, 2006
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Suspension bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5658 7314 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3339N 2:37.5781W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5656 7325
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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