Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I Stand Corrected

Isn't this really the right image for your camera obscura poem?
Thus a comment from John Magee, but sent to me by e-mail, because the picture that he attached, shown on the left, would have given Blogger incurable heart-burn, I suppose. John was abolutely right. That very thought occurred to me as well, but the charm of the image kept me from learning how to effect the transformation that he so ably managed. — Amazing, when you think about it. That is exactly how our eyes actually see things—but just as an algorithm in the camera makes us see the image right side up, so the brain also turns things around.

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