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Brad
09-30-2006, 07:35 AM
The Mt Washington Observatory is currently running 4 web cameras posting the images to their site every 15 minutes. Some of the cameras continue through the night. The Deck camera image was altered for me to include the wind and temperature along with the camera image. I grab these 4 camera images throughout the day and night when they change - and upload them to a Fotki.com web site I set up for this purpose. In addition, I upload the Weather Conditions image also. This shows the prior 24 hour wind and temperature at the summit.

By going to http://public.fotki.com/mwo you will be able to go back through the images for the day in the "Current" folder and also check out prior days' images in the "Saved Images" folder.

The current album and folder structure is:

http://images16.fotki.com/v350/photos/8/8235/242566/MWOFotki-vi.jpg

So, if you are hiking to the summit, stand on the observation deck within view of the Deck camera on the quarter hour. When you get home your picture should be available for you in the http://public.fotki.com/MWO/current/deck/ album.

Enjoy!

SOOSE
10-06-2006, 10:00 AM
Great job, I always wanted some way to look at archived photos. So now i have book marked your link

thanks

Soose

Brad
10-10-2006, 01:39 PM
I too have wanted an archive of the images for a while. The MWO folks did not have a plan for it - and they are concerned about bandwidth and disk space requirements trying to do it. So, I worked with them and set up processes (which don't always work but are doing pretty well) to flow the images and make them available through a phot web site at Fotki.com.

I was reviewing the images from the weekend and it was great weather and lots of people made a summit visit!

Brad
10-13-2006, 05:49 AM
FYI - The Conditions image is currently stuck saying it is "Monday Sept 15th" at the top of the image. I have sent an e-mail to the webmaster at MWO letting him know. When something like this happens he normally gets it fixed very quickly. (Thanks, Jake)

Note: either it is already fixed or I was confused.

The answer is - I was confused.

Brad
10-17-2006, 08:30 AM
Since I will be keeping the Archived images for multiple years, I have created a 2007 set of archive albums and have moved the 2006 images into its own 2006 folder. This will give us the ability to go back in time to see anything for research.

In addition, I have created a "Submissions" album. This is where you can e-mail photos as attachments and they will get posted to the web site. Right now I have it set so the images will go to a hidden album and I will move them to the public album. This will prevent any Off Topic or objectionable photos from being posted. If over time we see there are no issues with the submissions, I may be able to change it so the e-mailing goes directly to the public album.

I use this feature off my cell phone when I am traveling or hiking on my personal Fotki site. I can take a cell phone picture and e-mail it directly to the site. I just e-mailed a 2MB file and it was in the hidden album in 25 seconds.

To do this send the e-mail attachment to "mwo+email@fotki.com"
Yes, this is a plus sign.

Once the image appears in the public album, add a comment to tell me what the title and copyright information should be.

Patrad Fischroy
10-26-2006, 08:35 AM
Just to be clear, what sort of size limitations are you looking for?

Brad
10-26-2006, 06:53 PM
Just to be clear, what sort of size limitations are you looking for?
I am trying to see what limitations Fotki has processing file attachments coming through e-mail - and adding the images to the web site. I have done a 2MB file and am trying a 3MB and a 4MB file to see if they come through. Probably the limiting factor will be the e-mail systems - and not Fotki. I have uploaded 9MB files to Fotki through a normal upload process - just not through e-mail.

rockin rex
10-26-2006, 07:33 PM
Quick question? Where is the camera on the deck? Is it attached to the tower? All the times I have been up there I have never really looked for it. Now another question? When was it installed? Just curious if it was up and running in 92 when I got married on the deck. If so it would be neat to look back at sept. 26, 1992 1:30 P.M.

Bill O
10-26-2006, 07:44 PM
Quick question? Where is the camera on the deck? Is it attached to the tower? All the times I have been up there I have never really looked for it. Now another question? When was it installed? Just curious if it was up and running in 92 when I got married on the deck. If so it would be neat to look back at sept. 26, 1992 1:30 P.M.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't there in 1992. I think it was installed in the late 90's.

The camera is inside the tower, directly above the red A-Frame.

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/841/windowlj6.jpg

rockin rex
10-26-2006, 07:54 PM
Thanks!! Thinking about climbing first week in Nov. so if I make it to the summit I will make sure to smile for the camera. Never knew that camera was there.

Brad
10-26-2006, 07:58 PM
Quick question? Where is the camera on the deck? Is it attached to the tower? All the times I have been up there I have never really looked for it. Now another question? When was it installed? Just curious if it was up and running in 92 when I got married on the deck. If so it would be neat to look back at sept. 26, 1992 1:30 P.M.
If you were to go into the main observation room - enter the tower and go UP. There is a section at the top of the steps which is open and it has windows all around. At the east window on the inside is a shelf and the camera is mounted there looking out through the window at the deck. Some times it gets kicked and you see the window frame on the side of the image.

My intent is to archive images by year so one could go back and see what happened and what the weather was like on a specific day. We will see how long I can keep the process going before someone automates it better than it is now. I have figured it out, but the MWO staff have not agreed to implement it yet. Actually, it would be real simple to fully automate the process. Jake, are you listening? When you update each image all you need to do is e-mail each file to an e-mail address. I can give you an address for each image. And the process is done. We would not need to have a "Current" and a "Saved" set of albums. The images would flow directly to the archive for the year. Jake - are you there? I will probably send a detailed e-mail to him with my proposal.

Brad
10-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks!! Thinking about climbing first week in Nov. so if I make it to the summit I will make sure to smile for the camera. Never knew that camera was there.
Just make sure you are there on the quarter hour. The image should be on the fotki.com/mwo web site in a couple of minutes.

Brad
10-26-2006, 08:46 PM
I just did a test and sent 4 e-mails to the mwo+email@fotki.com address. One had a 3 MB image file attachment, one had a 4 MB, one 5 MB, and one with a 6 MB attachment. All came through on Fotki just fine.

So, if you have photos you want to share with others of the Mt Washington area or from a hike, send them as an attachment to mwo+email@fotki.com

Brad
11-02-2006, 08:16 PM
Here is a cool picture from the West camera today.

http://images20.fotki.com/v355/photos/1/1002902/4065910/20061102_121914_west-vi.jpg

tkahike
11-03-2006, 01:43 AM
Wow that's awesome. Thanks.

Brad
11-03-2006, 05:30 AM
Wow that's awesome. Thanks.
This is the reason I like the idea of archiving the web camera images. At 12:15 PM we are all at work and miss a view like this. But, with the archive running we are able to go back and review the images we missed.

tkahike
11-03-2006, 05:59 PM
It is a great idea. This forum is another. I have 35 years of mountain time, and on and off observatory membership. I have some pictures from the 90's I have to scan in.

Brad
11-03-2006, 06:23 PM
I am hoping to find a box of old pictures and get them scanned also. Now where was that box ....

Brad
11-05-2006, 05:35 PM
Sunset today from the West camera was nice!

http://images19.fotki.com/v358/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061105_161918_west-vi.jpg

AlpineHikerFan71
11-06-2006, 08:48 AM
Brad,
Awesome photo from the cam up there. WOW, to see that with my own eyes live in person one day would be a dream come true. Your photos are awesome of the rock pile. keep them coming

Brad
11-06-2006, 12:45 PM
Okay Summit Staff,

What is the significance of the North camera image right now?

http://images19.fotki.com/v354/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061106_124123_north-vi.jpg

Bill O
11-06-2006, 12:56 PM
I'm not sure why it's pointed at the thermometer.

I do know that the North View Cam is located inside the observers office in a big metal box, aptly named: Big Metal Box. The box is heated to keep the windows rime-free. My guess is that somebody accidently or purposely moved the camera to read the temperature in the box and they forgot to move it back.

Brad
11-06-2006, 01:14 PM
But, it does prove we do watch the cameras.

Ha - it is set back to looking out the window at snow and clouds.

rockin rex
11-10-2006, 09:08 AM
Check out the ravine web cam image for Friday at 9:00 a.m. INCEDIBLE. This is why I love this mountain.

rockin rex
11-10-2006, 09:23 AM
Check out the ravine web cam image for Friday at 9:00 a.m. INCREDIBLE. This is the reason I love this mountain.

Brad
11-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Check out the ravine web cam image for Friday at 9:00 a.m. INCREDIBLE. This is the reason I love this mountain.
Here it is:

http://images19.fotki.com/v37/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061110_090214_ravines-vi.jpg

Brad
11-11-2006, 06:43 AM
What a nice way to start the day with this view out the West camera.

http://images19.fotki.com/v354/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061111_063218_west-vi.jpg

slctulip
11-11-2006, 08:57 PM
who wouldn't want to wake up to that view. are you sad to see the snow and the warm weather, or do you realize that winter will return whether we like it or not. living in california, don't have the cold weather that you see. i really enjoy this site, thanks for sharing .

sharon

Brad
11-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Winter will certainly return - in full force. And it is a beautiful time of year. I grew up in RI and the fresh snow turned messy and dirty quite quickly. In northern New England the snow comes and stays through the winter staying white and fresh. There are lots of things to do outside to enjoy the season.

I enjoy hiking back into Tuckerman's Ravine in the winter. We pick a day with good weather (if at all possible) and usually find the trail to be well packed down at least back to HoHo's. The wind chill might be 35 below zero, but it is so nice in the Ravine and beautiful. Some pictures of these winter hikes can be found in the "Hikes" section of my personal photo web site.

slctulip
11-12-2006, 10:29 AM
i remember all to well about dirty snow. i lived all my life except the last 7 years in massachusetts, and new hampshire. the fresh powdery snow is the best.


thanks again for sharing all the beautiful pictures

sharon

AlpineHikerFan71
11-12-2006, 11:58 AM
This will be our first winter in NH. Although we live in south central NH, I do hope the snow will last white and cleaner than I have ever seen it before. Living in Northern NJ and MD and VA, the snow would be beautiful to look at for 48 hours and then turn to slush and dirt. SO lets get this week over with upcoming as the 15 day forecast is calling for snow here in NH the day after Turkey Day!!! I am having SWS. (Snow withdrawal Syndrome). :)

Brad
11-12-2006, 03:33 PM
I agree - we need snow. I am planning on hiking back into Tuckerman's Ravine December 2nd to take pictures. Folks who might come with me want to watch the Army-navy game on Saturday. Sure hope Sunday is better weather than Saturday.

Brad
11-15-2006, 08:22 AM
Oh such a nice morning view at 6:45 AM out of the West camera.

http://images19.fotki.com/v358/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061115_065008_west-vi.jpg

slctulip
11-15-2006, 07:53 PM
those pictures and the the others are beautiful, but that definitely looks like a sea of cotton candy.

thanks again.

sharon

Brad
11-18-2006, 07:23 PM
Some wonderful pictures today from the MWO web cameras. Here are 3 of the ones I liked.

North camera
http://images20.fotki.com/v357/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061118_160327_north-vi.jpg

West camera at sunset
http://images19.fotki.com/v358/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061118_161816_west-vi.jpg

West camera 45 minutes later.
http://images19.fotki.com/v34/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061118_170311_west-vi.jpg

Brad
11-19-2006, 08:32 AM
As I was afraid the process to pull the images throuh my computer in Maine (I am in NC right now) failed last night. So, I switched it over to a computer in NC and made the North, West and Ravines images larger. Now we just need a clear day to see something.

This is what the images look like when I include one in this post.

http://images19.fotki.com/v359/photos/1/1002902/4064006/20061119_082341_west-vi.jpg

Brad
11-19-2006, 01:19 PM
The images this morning have been very nice.

http://images20.fotki.com/v356/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061119_124822_north-vi.jpg

http://images18.fotki.com/v195/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061119_101833_west-vi.jpg

http://images19.fotki.com/v358/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061119_100317_north-vi.jpg

Charlie
11-19-2006, 01:37 PM
brad
very nice and thank you i cant get on a lot during the day to check the cams ,so this is nice that you do this .

thanks again :)

Brad
11-19-2006, 02:13 PM
brad
very nice and thank you i cant get on a lot during the day to check the cams ,so this is nice that you do this .

thanks again :)
You are welcome. I too do not get a chance to look at the images much during the day. Having the ability to review them afterwards is nice.

If only I were a programmer, I could make the steps I go through twice a day automatic.

Brad
11-20-2006, 03:06 PM
What a wonderful time of year to be on the summit. The views are fantastic. Oh to be there in person ...

http://images19.fotki.com/v354/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061120_144755_west-vi.jpg

Patrad Fischroy
11-21-2006, 10:35 AM
Crystal clear images this morning. The West view is particularly good

Brad
11-21-2006, 08:10 PM
Crystal clear images this morning. The West view is particularly good
It was a nice view all day is all directions. The after sunset glow out the West camera was my favorite.

http://images19.fotki.com/v34/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061121_170645_west-vi.jpg

Bill O
11-21-2006, 09:05 PM
That's an amazing west view cam shot. Considering the west view window should be solidly rimed over by now. I saw MWO was reporting 120 miles visbilities this afternoon.

Bill O
11-22-2006, 09:23 AM
Today's comment seems to confirm all the great views we were seeing on the web cams yesterday. Neil says it was the clearest air he had ever seen.

Brad
11-22-2006, 05:19 PM
And the sunset tonight is another display of the clear air.

http://images19.fotki.com/v359/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061122_163535_west-vi.jpg

http://images14.fotki.com/v362/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061122_165046_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v357/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061122_170357_west-vi.jpg

Charlie
11-22-2006, 07:59 PM
very nice

thanks brad

i'm going to the adirondack mountains to night and wish i had more time to go east a little to the MW .

Brad
11-22-2006, 08:04 PM
very nice

thanks brad

i'm going to the adirondack mountains to night and wish i had more time to go east a little to the MW .
We all drove to Akron, Ohio today from NC. So, I will have to do with watching the web cams for this weekend too. Next week I will get to NH and Maine for the weekend. Snow?

AlpineHikerFan71
11-23-2006, 11:56 AM
We all drove to Akron, Ohio today from NC. So, I will have to do with watching the web cams for this weekend too. Next week I will get to NH and Maine for the weekend. Snow?

Brad,
Hope you had a safe drive to Ohio. You may get your wish as there is supposed to be a arctic front coming down later next week. You may get some snow up in the mountains here. Of course it could change. But have a safe trip back home and then up here.

Brad
11-23-2006, 07:21 PM
Another nice sunset.

http://images14.fotki.com/v362/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061123_161940_west-vi.jpg

Brad
11-25-2006, 09:11 PM
The image gathering process was shifted to a server in NC and that stopped running while i am in Ohio for this weekend. I will work on getting it back running tomorrow when i get back to NC.

Brad
12-04-2006, 06:00 AM
Recently the Deck, North and West images have stopped refreshing between 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM - like the Ravines image has not been updating at night either for a while. Is there a technical reason why the images are not being updated 24x7?

In the past we have had some very nice images of moon rise off the Deck camera and others. Here is one I saved from the ravines image.

http://images5.fotki.com/v62/photos/8/8235/3172308/20060312_060902_rview-vi.jpg

Can all of these images continue to flow 24 hours a day?

AlpineHikerFan71
12-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Recently the Deck, North and West images have stopped refreshing between 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM - like the Ravines image has not been updating at night either for a while. Is there a technical reason why the images are not being updated 24x7?

In the past we have had some very nice images of moon rise off the Deck camera and others. Here is one I saved from the ravines image.

http://images5.fotki.com/v62/photos/8/8235/3172308/20060312_060902_rview-vi.jpg

Can all of these images continue to flow 24 hours a day?

Brad, that is a nice capture of the moon by the cam up there. If it is clear tonight, there should be some spetacular moon photos

Brad
12-04-2006, 12:12 PM
BUT, the cameras do not update on the site at night now. So, we will not get a chance even if things line up to be viewable by a camera or two.

Mike D
12-04-2006, 08:32 PM
The picture you posted could easily be mistaken for a flashlight. Unfortunately, the image quality is extremely poor in low light. If we could focus on the night sky and capture stars, the moon, or the northern lights we certainly would. I don't think our members would be interested in nighttime pictures unless camera technology makes significant progress.

Bill O
12-04-2006, 08:45 PM
The picture you posted could easily be mistaken for a flashlight. Unfortunately, the image quality is extremely poor in low light. If we could focus on the night sky and capture stars, the moon, or the northern lights we certainly would. I don't think our members would be interested in nighttime pictures unless camera technology makes significant progress.

I agree, there isn't much to those nighttime shots. That moon is a bright white circle surrounded with black. A good moon photo usually involves some detail and texture.

Brad
12-04-2006, 09:07 PM
I agree with you both - with today's cameras at the summit and across the ravine. But, cameras today can get a far better image to allow folks to see a lot at night. I live a mile back off the closest paved road - no street lights. Normally we have a string of Xmas lights along a railing to mark the pathway to get to the house. Without them on it would be so dark you can not see a thing.

I just turned the lights off so there is no light outside except for the full moon. The image below is what my outside web camera sees - at 8:59 PM.

http://images14.fotki.com/v361/photos/8/8235/2642395/LV20061204205946000N-vi.jpg

We could get better images off the Ravines camera on nights like tonight with today's cameras. Folks - sign up - join the Observatory - add your membership to the list so we can afford better cameras!

Charlie
12-05-2006, 08:18 PM
what is the cost of a camera like that

maybe some one with some money sitting around might donate one

Brad
12-05-2006, 09:21 PM
what is the cost of a camera like that

maybe some one with some money sitting around might donate one
$500 for a Toshiba web camera. It is either ethernet network cable attached - or it can be 802.11b wireless "attached". I run 2 of them wireless at the house. In addition I have 2 Linksys indoors cameras wireless also - but they are a lot cheaper and not as good quality. The Toshiba can get 1,024x768 if it is a wired setup - and up to 30fps. I do not run that quality as it sucks up bandwidth through my ISP. And it struggles at that quality when wireless.

A key requirement for me was the wireless and the IP network based configurations. I can easily get to the web server pages in the cameras through the Internet from NC to change things.

Brad
12-09-2006, 06:13 AM
The view yesterday out the West camera.

http://images14.fotki.com/v361/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061208_165017_west-vi.jpg

rockin rex
12-09-2006, 07:29 AM
What a sunset!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures from these cams are amazing.

Brad
12-09-2006, 08:40 AM
What a sunset!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures from these cams are amazing.
This is why I like to archive the images and be able to go back afterwards and select the images I like. The ones I have been saving for 2006 are at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2006/

AlpineHikerFan71
12-09-2006, 09:03 AM
This is why I like to archive the images and be able to go back afterwards and select the images I like. The ones I have been saving for 2006 are at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2006/

I agree with Rex,
that has to be one of the best sunsets photos in a while. thanks for putting them in your album Brad, some of them you have archived are awesome

Brad
12-09-2006, 05:57 PM
Someone was hiking today. Or was this the summit crew?

http://images16.fotki.com/v372/photos/1/1002902/4065903/20061209_143646_deck-vi.jpg

Brad
12-10-2006, 04:23 PM
Oh, to see the sunset in person! Today it was so nice.

http://images20.fotki.com/v367/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_153407_west-vi.jpg

http://images14.fotki.com/v371/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_154908_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v367/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_160910_west-vi.jpg

AlpineHikerFan71
12-10-2006, 06:41 PM
Oh, to see the sunset in person! Today it was so nice.

http://images20.fotki.com/v367/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_153407_west-vi.jpg

http://images14.fotki.com/v371/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_154908_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v367/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061210_160910_west-vi.jpg

Just AWESOME Brad, that is so breathtaking:)
Thanks

Brad
12-10-2006, 07:47 PM
AND it is at 3:30 in the afternoon!

AlpineHikerFan71
12-10-2006, 09:46 PM
AND it is at 3:30 in the afternoon!
Thats even more amazing. I would never even thought of that since we just moved here from MD. Most people down there wouldnt think of the sun setting at 3:30pm, If I recall down there the sun would set at around 5 or so

rockin rex
12-11-2006, 08:05 AM
Someone was hiking today. Or was this the summit crew?

http://images16.fotki.com/v372/photos/1/1002902/4065903/20061209_143646_deck-vi.jpg If this was two climbers that is extremely late to be on top. I hope it was part of the M.W.O. team. Not a place I would want to be heading down by headlamp!!

Patrad Fischroy
12-12-2006, 08:07 AM
Not too shabby of a morning. Looking for a few comments to keep me going this morning. Still very dark here in Colorado, but the day is young. Best to all out there.

Brad
12-16-2006, 02:32 PM
Yesterday morning was nice looking north.

http://images20.fotki.com/v373/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061215_071826_north-vi.jpg

Brad
12-20-2006, 08:10 PM
It looks like the process of sending images to the photo web site is hung up. BUT, my laptop was sent off for repairs (new keyboard) yesterday afternoon. So, I can not connect to the server in Maine from NC to fix it. I am hoping the laptop comes back from service tomorrow and I will fix things tomorrow evening. I hope.

Brad
12-22-2006, 06:35 AM
The web camera images are flowing to the Fotki photo site again.

However, the Ravines camera image is not getting updated at the MWO site. It is stuck at Dec 20th at 2:15 PM.

Brad
12-22-2006, 07:39 AM
And we have a wonderful view this morning

To the North
http://images14.fotki.com/v370/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061222_072029_north-vi.jpg

And to the west
http://images14.fotki.com/v371/photos/1/1002902/4141836/20061222_072015_west-vi.jpg

Brad
12-22-2006, 10:37 AM
However, the Ravines camera image is not getting updated at the MWO site. It is stuck at Dec 20th at 2:15 PM.
Thanks to whoever "kicked" the Ravines camera and got the images to work again.

Mike D
12-22-2006, 07:36 PM
Heh heh, "kicked". We actually bombarded it with a beam of high-energy tachyon particles and then begged "Please work, c'mon, I'll be your friend".

Brad
12-22-2006, 09:07 PM
Heh heh, "kicked". We actually bombarded it with a beam of high-energy tachyon particles and then begged "Please work, c'mon, I'll be your friend".
I am sure the rays of Christmas spirit beaming over the valley helped too.

Brad
01-17-2007, 06:29 AM
Okay - I am very curious. At 9:45PM we are looking at a snowbank? Or is that the view out the window? Or what?

http://images19.fotki.com/v365/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070116_214919_north-vi.jpg

Bill O
01-17-2007, 07:37 AM
That's just the view out the window. Looks different from the usual rimed over windows though. It usually doesn't focus so well on the rime.

Mike D
01-17-2007, 11:52 AM
The unusually high amount of ice and direction of wind caused that massive shelf of rime to grow several feet deep off the window frame into the North view. I'd hate to be up there during the next thaw!!

Brad
01-18-2007, 11:46 AM
Your timing was excellent!

http://images19.fotki.com/v365/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070118_113536_deck-vi.jpg

The image is at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2007/20070118113536deck.html

Brad
01-18-2007, 12:10 PM
Here is a different view with the temp and wind data.

http://images14.fotki.com/v378/photos/1/1002902/4445389/mwodeck200701181130-vi.jpg

Brad
01-21-2007, 08:29 AM
The North and Ravines camera images are not flowing this morning. The latest one available is 6:30AM. The others are all working fine.

Please kick the North camera and have someone run up Wildcat Mt to restart the Ravines camera.

Brad
01-21-2007, 09:09 AM
The North and Ravines camera images are not flowing this morning. The latest one available is 6:30AM. The others are all working fine.

Please kick the North camera and have someone run up Wildcat Mt to restart the Ravines camera.
Thank you for fixing them. Whoever fixed the Ravines camera is a fast runner. I am impressed.

Brad
01-21-2007, 08:09 PM
If you look carefully at the summit in the picture below you will see a light. It was there in the early morning picture too. Any idea what it is?

http://images20.fotki.com/v380/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070121_172927_ravines-vi.jpg

hobbes
01-21-2007, 08:37 PM
Observers must have left the fridge door open again ;)

KD Talbot
01-21-2007, 08:45 PM
There are lights that are left on outdoors all night up there. One is at the door to the Yankee Building, the other is at the entrance to the Sherman Adams Building. Both could be visible from his cam, so I'm not sure which one this is but I guess the latter, as the Yankee one is probably blocked from view by the Stage Office.
KDT

Brad
01-21-2007, 10:38 PM
What is interesting is i have never seen it before. Maybe the camera image quality is better now.

Brad
01-22-2007, 07:42 AM
The North and Ravines camera images are not flowing this morning. The latest one available is 6:30AM. The others are all working fine.

Please kick the North camera and have someone run up Wildcat Mt to restart the Ravines camera.
They both stopped again at 630 AM.

Brad
01-22-2007, 08:35 AM
Thank you for fixing them. :)

Brad
01-22-2007, 11:21 AM
While waiting for the new content I went to http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2006/ravine-save/ and ran the slideshow for all the pictures in the album. They start in the beginning of April 2006 and go through the rest of the year - one image per day from the Ravines camera. The slideshow link is at the upper right when viewing the thumbnail pictures.

Once the show starts there is a "Menu" item to the right that you can click on. Drag the time delay to the left to around 2 seconds and then click Menu again for that pull out to go away.

Sit back and watch the spring arrive - go through summer - then finally fall and no snow - then snow - it goes away and then comes back by the end of the year.

Some of my favorite images are:

http://images19.fotki.com/v18/photos/1/1002902/4064176/20060811_090415_ravines-vi.jpg

http://images19.fotki.com/v26/photos/1/1002902/4064176/20061027_091711_ravines-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v360/photos/1/1002902/4064176/20061121_090324_ravines-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v367/photos/1/1002902/4064176/20061229_090423_ravines-vi.jpg

Brad
01-22-2007, 09:49 PM
12:30 PM Deck camera showed what looked like a family reunion. Or was it the crew all done getting the new content on the web site?

http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2007/20070122123253deck.html

http://images20.fotki.com/v380/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070122_123253_deck-vi.jpg

Bill O
01-22-2007, 11:05 PM
12:30 PM Deck camera showed what looked like a family reunion. Or was it the crew all done getting the new content on the web site?



Looks like the guests of the Winter Daytrip program.

Brad
01-23-2007, 05:28 AM
Looks like the guests of the Winter Daytrip program.
And maybe they were filming for our first ObsCast.

Brad
01-23-2007, 07:06 AM
The North and Ravines camera images are not flowing this morning. The latest one available is 6:30AM. The others are all working fine.

Please kick the North camera and have someone run up Wildcat Mt to restart the Ravines camera.
Both North and Ravines images have stopped at 6:30 Am again.

Brad
01-23-2007, 08:36 AM
Both North and Ravines images have stopped at 6:30 Am again.
The small images are working now - but not the large versions yet.

Edited later - they are all working now. Thanks

fifteendays
01-23-2007, 09:07 AM
We're working through this... When the camera grabs the time-lapse images, it disables the script that grabs the regular image updates. Our tech crew is working on this and we hope to have a fix in the not-too-distant future.

Scot
MWO Staff

Brad
01-23-2007, 09:12 AM
We're working through this... When the camera grabs the time-lapse images, it disables the script that grabs the regular image updates. Our tech crew is working on this and we hope to have a fix in the not-too-distant future.

Scot
MWO Staff
Scot - thanks for the status. How long do the videos run for - clock time?

Mike D
01-23-2007, 09:33 AM
90 minutes

Brad
01-23-2007, 10:57 AM
90 minutes
Wow - that is so cool.

Brad
01-24-2007, 07:39 AM
We're working through this... When the camera grabs the time-lapse images, it disables the script that grabs the regular image updates. Our tech crew is working on this and we hope to have a fix in the not-too-distant future.

Scot
MWO Staff
It looks like the issue is fixed. The images kept on flowing.

AlpineHikerFan71
01-26-2007, 04:41 PM
WOW, what a great shot of the tip of MT Adams with the sun on it and clouds all around it. another benefit of being a member of the rockpile.
You have to join everyone. it is so worth it

Brad
01-27-2007, 10:47 AM
No comment needed on this one!

http://images14.fotki.com/v378/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070127_072414_west-vi.jpg
http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2007/20070127072414west.html

Brad
01-28-2007, 06:59 AM
It looks like the Ravines camera stopped at 5:30 AM today. The others have moved ahead and are at 6:45 AM now.

Brad
01-28-2007, 11:25 AM
It looks like the Ravines camera stopped at 5:30 AM today. The others have moved ahead and are at 6:45 AM now.
All fixed - thanks.

Brad
01-28-2007, 01:28 PM
It is interesting how different the east side of the range is right now from the west side.

http://images20.fotki.com/v385/photos/1/1002902/4064003/20070128_132245_ravines-vi.jpg

http://images19.fotki.com/v381/photos/1/1002902/4064006/20070128_132213_west-vi.jpg

Brad
01-29-2007, 07:45 AM
I posted 4 nice images from last night's series to http://public.fotki.com/MWO/favorites/2007/

http://images20.fotki.com/v390/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070128_165216_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v385/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070128_170718_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v384/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070128_173715_west-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v384/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070129_035028_ravines-vi.jpg

Brad
01-30-2007, 06:04 AM
The moon was in full glory yesterday at 3:45 AM. This morning it was one hour later.

http://images14.fotki.com/v388/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070130_045228_ravines-vi.jpg

Brad
02-01-2007, 07:58 PM
4:45PM today - so nice

http://images20.fotki.com/v384/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070201_164508_westa-vi.jpg

Brad
02-07-2007, 09:35 PM
I saved this one in the 2007 Favorites album.

http://images20.fotki.com/v390/photos/1/1002902/4445389/20070206_170113_west-vi.jpg

Brad
07-07-2007, 07:18 PM
I made a change in the way the MWO camera images get archived on the Fotki site. They no longer go to a "Current Images" folder. they go straight to the "Saved Images / 2007" folder. this means I do not have to move the images every day from current to saved. :)

We will watch this a bit to make sure it stays running okay. The link in my signature goes to this year's archives at http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2007/

Charlie
07-08-2007, 06:45 PM
well when I'm up there on sat i will have a sign saying HI to all my Friends on the M W O forum .;)
then i will have to let brad know and he can pull it and post it :D

Brad
07-08-2007, 08:51 PM
well when I'm up there on sat i will have a sign saying HI to all my Friends on the M W O forum .;)
then i will have to let brad know and he can pull it and post it :D
Remember to be in position on the quarter hour. Then your picture will be caught.

Charlie
07-09-2007, 08:36 PM
good that way i wont have to stand out there for a full hour

Brad
07-14-2007, 02:50 PM
MWO Staff,

Can you add to a web page the time according to the MWO servers and web cameras? This will allow us to refresh the page and make sure our watches are set to agree with MWO Time - before we hike up.

Then when we stand out on the deck for the Deck camera we will know when the quarter hour is.

Brad
07-21-2007, 07:14 PM
The Deck Cam has been fogged over today. But, the West Cam did catch several groups going by.

http://images14.fotki.com/v362/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_103704_west-vi.jpg

http://images14.fotki.com/v223/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_125210_west-vi.jpg

http://images25.fotki.com/v945/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_132207_west-vi.jpg

http://images25.fotki.com/v953/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_142204_west-vi.jpg

http://images26.fotki.com/v942/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_145702_west-vi.jpg

http://images26.fotki.com/v940/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_150708_west-vi.jpg

http://images25.fotki.com/v908/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_160704_west-vi.jpg

http://images26.fotki.com/v938/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070721_162711_west-vi.jpg

Brad
07-22-2007, 06:27 AM
The West, North and Ravines images this morning are amazing! I don't think I have ever seen the Ravines so clearly.

http://images25.fotki.com/v947/photos/1/1002902/4159850/20070722_062214_ravines-vi.jpg

http://images25.fotki.com/v945/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070722_062210_west-vi.jpg

Steve M
07-22-2007, 07:10 AM
I agree, this would be a great day to summit!

Brad
07-22-2007, 07:25 AM
I agree, this would be a great day to summit!
I am in NC - pick me up on the way by. An 8:00 AM trail start is a bit late, but I am sure we can make it.

Brad
07-23-2007, 09:49 AM
The Observer Comments today have a picture of last night's sunset. The closest we got on the West camera image is the 8:15 PM image.

http://images26.fotki.com/v933/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070722_202205_west-vi.jpg

Brad
07-23-2007, 06:07 PM
Someone had the timing right today!

http://images25.fotki.com/v954/photos/1/1002902/4159843/20070723_143720_deck-vi.jpg

KD Talbot
07-23-2007, 07:59 PM
I found Ryan's comments deep, personal and beautiful, like the views from the summit he is describing. He seldom writes the comments, so it was a nice deviation from the norm.

More! More!

KDT

Brad
07-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Okay - what are these two folks holding?

http://images26.fotki.com/v939/photos/1/1002902/4159843/20070724_112222_deck-vi.jpg

Charlie
07-24-2007, 08:33 PM
a very small sign?????

Brad
07-30-2007, 11:08 AM
Just to be sure this fellow was out there for the 10:45 AM and 11:00 AM images.

http://images27.fotki.com/v968/photos/1/1002902/4159843/20070730_105215_deck-vi.jpg

Brad
08-03-2007, 07:53 AM
Some early morning folks out there today!

http://images25.fotki.com/v955/photos/1/1002902/4159843/20070803_070523_deck-vi.jpg

Brad
08-05-2007, 09:04 PM
What a sight at the end of a weekend! this is the current West Camera image.

http://images28.fotki.com/v976/photos/1/1002902/4159853/20070805_205008_west-vi.jpg

Brad
08-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Not really a "web cam" picture, but I did not want to start a new thread for this. The Comments today have a great picture of Nin that could be a cool screensaver or computer background. Maybe we could get a signed copy?

www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2007/080616-lg.jpg

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/2007/080616-lg.jpg