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    Default MWO Web Camera images

    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:



    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!
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    Great job, I always wanted some way to look at archived photos. So now i have book marked your link

    thanks

    Soose

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    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!
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    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.
    Last edited by Brad; 10-17-2006 at 08:20 AM.
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    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.
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    Just to be clear, what sort of size limitations are you looking for?

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    What a nice way to start the day with this view out the West camera.

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    Default that is an awesome view

    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

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    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.
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    Default dirty snow

    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

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