camera obscura

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camera obscura

a darkened chamber or small building in which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface by a convex lens in an aperture

camera obscura

[¦kam·rə əb′skyu̇r·ə]
(optics)
A primitive camera in which the real image of an object can be observed or traced on the wall of the enclosure opposite the aperture, rather than being recorded photographically.
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Beverly Rubik worked inside the dark chamber with the subjects, strategically positioning the photomultiplier to measure biophoton emission.
Once the ladies entered the dark chamber, he announced to them that he had actually convened them to their burial (58).
Open your door, I am waiting," says he in another song of The King of the Dark Chamber (49).
They are placed on a level surface in a dark chamber which allows the temperature and humidity to be controlled.
But I didn't take anyone off to some dark chamber to talk, either.
Imagine if the makers of urban Brit pic "Bullet Boy" and Mike Leigh had collaborated on a remake of "Funny Games," and you have a rough approximation of "Cherry Tree Lane," an impressively dark chamber piece from helmer Paul Andrew Williams.
Illuminated by varied Opticks, I view from both sides of the glass: "In a very dark Chamber, at a round Hole .
Animals were then placed in the middle of the lit compartment, facing away the dark chamber.
Walk about 300 meters into Rouffignac Cave in southern France, turn left into a dark chamber, raise a lantern, and gaze up at a prehistoric marvel.
She focuses on Freud, Lacan, and Irigaray and discusses works of literature including including James Joyce's A portrait of the artist as a young man, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The mistress of spices, Clarice Lispector's The stream of life, and Rabindranath Tagore's The king of the dark chamber.
In the letter, the mother explained that Megumi was kidnapped while walking home from her junior high school, and she ''was held in a small dark chamber in the bottom of a special intelligence ship where she scraped the walls with her fingers while crying out desperately, 'Mother, help me, save me,' as he was carried across the dark sea.