Camera network updates

The camera survived the endless rain of early September but has suffered some network issues in October. The cam is running on a new wireless bridge to the main wifi network. I’m still trying to diagnose why the picture seems to stop for periods every so often. Hopefully we can get it cleared up soon, but it’s working most of the time for now.

My youngest son and I got a self portrait and some shots of the new home while working on the cam one day.

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What’s the deal with the barns?

A lot of people have written asking about the barns that have appeared in the webcam view.  The barns are part of a new home being built to the southwest of the webcam view.  The property has been under development for several years.  Back in 2009, a new fence was being built on the north side of the property.  The barns stand in a field that was once caught being mowed on the timelapse.   The property has been under construction since the first days of the Boulder Flatiron Cam, as seen with the construction container from early 2009.

 

Barns going up in April of 2013, the view won’t be the same but they are nice buildings.

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End of July – classic summer sunset in Boulder

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Lots of monsoon moisture the past few weeks in Boulder!  We even saw a flash flood warning today.  I caught this nice sunset from July 31st, ending the great summer month of July.  A few of the other photos in the archive are also very nice.

 

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Awesome lightning storm

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I’m a bit behind on this post, but back in late June there was a tremendous lighting storm over Boulder and Louisville in the evening.  So much lighting that even with the 30 second refresh rate I was able to snag a photo of a lightning bolt from the Superior cam.   The archives don’t capture night shots but sometimes you’ll see some interesting moon shots, lights or lightning.

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Reddit post about May snow

Thought I’d post this from the early May snow storm. Someone used a couple BFC images for the funny section of Reddit. It was one of the top posts for the day.

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Spectacular snowy sunrise in April!

Wednesday morning was a really spectacular sunrise.  The mountains were coated in 12-14″ of new snow and there was a short window of bright sun.

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March 26 was a good snow and a nice sunrise also.  Luckily, the snow melts really fast this time of year!

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2012 Interesting Images

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Some highlights from 2012.  The Boulder fire was one of the more exciting moments, luckily the fire was mostly contained and didn’t cause too much damage.

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Fast clouds

Snowy Winter Day

Moon on Bear Peak

Barn Raising

Four Seasons in one day

Cloud deck

High Winds

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Fire a few days later

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Floor of second barn

Red moon set

Cool clouds 

Solstice clearing

Welcome 2013

 

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New Superior Cam

I’ve recently found a home for a couple of webcams I found on eBay.  The best is this view from Superior to the northwest. http://boulderflatironcam.com/superior   The cam may not be in a permanent home but for now it provides a nice view of the flatirons up to Long’s peak.  Thanks to Aweida Venture Partners for the terrific view.   The other is facing southeast from the same building in Superior. http://www.bfctest.dreamhosters.com/bfc/axis.jpg  The axis camera does not have a great lens or resolution but is a decent view to the east.  The lake has a resident coyote that we see every so often.  Please leave a comment if anyone likes these views.

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Electrical problems

For the past week or so the circuit to the webcam has been shorted out. It may have been from the heavy rains a couple weeks ago. The homeowner is back in town on Monday and we hope to get the circuit fixed shortly. Thanks to those of you who have asked what’s wrong with the camera.

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Construction Update

A new home is being built to the left of the webcam image field of view.  The blue shipping container and other debris seen in the image are there to support the construction project.  The home is coming along slowly but may be finished this year.   The panorama below is the 180 degree view from the webcam location.  If Stardot or another webcam manufacturer came up with a wide angle hd webcam we would be able to get a lot more of the front range in the view.

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