Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Giant Camera -- November 15, 2017
The Giant Camera sits on a terrace behind San Francisco's Cliff House. The attraction is also called the Camera Obscura San Francisco. A camera obscura is a dark room which displays an image of an outside scene projected through a pinhole or a lens. The Giant Camera, built in 1947, provides a beautiful view of the Land's End area of San Francisco. On a clear day, it is always worth a visit.
I took the photos in 2012.
Seal Rocks, in the background, used to be home to a large group of sea lions, but they have moved to a warmer home next to Pier 39.
There is a high quality lens in the tower. It rotates to give a panoramic view.
More about the camera obscura:
The Giant Camera's webiste: