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.

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.

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.


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




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.


Fast clouds

Snowy Winter Day

Moon on Bear Peak

Barn Raising

Four Seasons in one day

Cloud deck

High Winds


Fire a few days later

Cold Front July

Floor of second barn

Red moon set

Cool clouds 

Solstice clearing

Welcome 2013


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.   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.

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.

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.

Some cool images of the setting moon over Boulder from last week.  Check out the archives.

Jan 10th still image

Jan 10th time lapse of the moon set

Timelapse of the moon set on Jan 12th

The daily time lapse movie is operational once again.   From May 26th to Dec 25th it was not working correctly.  Since the images are available for those dates at some point I hope to generate movies for all those dates.   At some point I would also love to change the movie format to non-flash so it’s compatible with more devices.

Here’s the time lapse from today

Leave a comment if you like the videos or would like to see something changed.

The camera is down for maintenance after it stopped responding a few days ago. Hopefully, the fix will be quick!

Update:  The camera seems to be working on another network.  I’ll get it back in place tomorrow and troubleshoot the network.

Update: 6/8:  Cleaned the camera and got the network troubles resolved.  The smudges in the picture must be dust on the actual camera sensor.  I didn’t take the lens off.  Maybe next time I have it down.   Happy viewing!