A camera lucida is an optical device used as a drawing aid by artists. The camera lucida performs an optical superimposition of the subject being viewed upon the surface upon which the artist is drawing. The artist sees both scene and drawing surface simultaneously, as in a photographic double exposure. This allows the artist to duplicate key points of the scene on the drawing surface, thus aiding in the accurate rendering of perspective. . . . [producing] an inverted image which is right-left reversed when turned the right way up
An occasional “column,” camera lucida[e] will be the “light chamber” of my wanderings.
The Indigo Girls “Shame On You,” off the 1997 – Shaming of the Sun album.
Seems just too apropos not to highlight these verses. Create a new hashtag?
Let’s go road block trippin’ in the middle of the night
Up in Gainesville town
There’ll be blue lights flashin’ down the long dirt road
When they ask me to step out
They say we’ve been looking for illegal immigrants
Can we check your car?
I say you know it’s funny
I think we were on the same boat back in 1694 .
I said ooh la la
Shame on you
(Note: All though the song was released in 1997, the following video is an vevo alt version posted on October 25, 2009)
May 1, 2019 at 4:01 am
I love the Indigo Girls. I saw them in concert a few times, good times.
I haven’t seen a camera lucida in person, but I’d love to.
May 3, 2019 at 12:35 pm
I almost saw the Indigo Girls. Lucky you!
April 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm
wow, now that’s term I hadn’t heard in a while! totally cool device this …. reminds me of pinhole cameras – which are just insane too! LOL -but in the best of ways … :)
I like the idea of this “column” very much – looking forward to it when it shows itself :D
May 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm
I remember making a pin hole camera. They are so cool, I agree. There are buildings that are camera obscura! Seen it in one of those British mystery shows I am addicted to.
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May 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm
it’s amazing how something so simple can yield such incredible results – mind blowing really!