Sunday, December 11, 2005

Just Another Phenomenal Sunset...

I'm not sure of exactly why we get these phenomenal sunsets, but we had another one last night. I've set up a webcam that looks out over the cove--it is in early development, so it may not always be up. Let me know what you think--leave me a comment.

Lanes Cove Webcam


  • I don't know why i find web cams so interesting but I just love them. I watched the guy with the plow, plowing the parking lot on your web cam the other day. So funny.

    Can't wait to see a sunset!!!

    By Blogger Kathleen Valentine, at 9:44 AM  

  • Looks good, other than the bottom half of picture keeps redrawing steadily for me. What sort of a setup are you using? I do networking and was curious what sort of router/camera/DNS setup worked for you.
    That was a beautiful sunset shot in your last post. I have an old "Widelux F7" panoramic camera that I am currently trying to repair on my kitchen table. It was always great for landscape shots like that.

    By Blogger Mike, at 11:28 AM  

  • Hi Mike, and thanks for the comment.

    I think the JavaScript that runs the update is a little funky. I didn't write it, so I'm not sure what's up with it.

    I noticed at about 11:30 that the camera shifted--I think the cleaning folks bumped the tripod.

    The setup is a Sharp camcorder with a Firewire link to a Mac PowerBook. The Power book links to the router via WiFi and runs KeyCamX ($10 shareware). Basically it takes a frame a whatever rate you give it (in this case every 30 seconds) and uploads it via FTP to my site ( hosts my site). It stores the previous frames for the number you set (in this case 720, which should give me 6 hours of stored images). It is all pretty simple.

    The panoramic view of the sunset was done with two shots from my Olympus point-and-shoot and stitched together manually in Photoshop. It always takes me too long to stitch them together, but it is the only way I have to do it (with what I have now).

    By Blogger Stan, at 12:46 PM  

  • Nice Sunset, gives me a rush tio log on and see the "cove" i am from Lanesville currently sern=ving in the NAVY on the west coast thanks for the cam it helps

    By Blogger bob gorrell, at 8:45 PM  

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