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avatar Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 07, 2011 09:13AM
Does anyone know why someone changed the view of the Turtleback Dome webcam? Right now it is zoomed in for an extreme close-up of El Capitan and nothing else.

Can the webcam's zoom be controlled remotely, or did someone go up to the webcam and manually changed the position and the the focal length of the webcam's lens?

[Woo Hoo! Someone finally fixed the webcam and it is now properly positioned. -PL (10-11-11)]







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2011 06:20PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 07, 2011 11:56AM
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plawrence
Does anyone know why someone changed the view of the Turtleback Dome webcam? Right now it is zoomed in for an extreme close-up of El Capitan and nothing else.


Perhaps a happy accident caused by a chikin roosting on the lens.
(Appreciatively Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 07, 2011 01:31PM
wind storm + loose mounting brackets = camera that changes view

I don't think the zoom of the lens has changed, I think it's just been blown a bit to the left.
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 07, 2011 04:26PM
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qumqats
wind storm + loose mounting brackets = camera that changes view

I don't think the zoom of the lens has changed, I think it's just been blown a bit to the left.


We're sticking with the 'chikin thesis' as the simplest explanation.
(Ockham'sRazorly Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 04:19PM
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szalkowski
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qumqats
wind storm + loose mounting brackets = camera that changes view

I don't think the zoom of the lens has changed, I think it's just been blown a bit to the left.


We're sticking with the 'chikin thesis' as the simplest explanation.
(Ockham'sRazorly Yours)
The Marmots

Ockham actually said, "The theory with the least number of assumptions is more likely the correct one". I know, that's what you meant.grinning smiley
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 05:10PM
Watch the archived webcam views on October 5th. Just before 8 am there is some strong wind & disturbance from the storm, and by 8:05 the camera has the new view. http://archives.halfdome.net/archive/search

It's pretty cool to watch the storm move through.
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 05:59PM
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NacciNW
Watch the archived webcam views on October 5th. Just before 8 am there is some strong wind & disturbance from the storm, and by 8:05 the camera has the new view. http://archives.halfdome.net/archive/search

It's pretty cool to watch the storm move through.


Please note that 8 AM is precisely the time that the chikin leaves the roost to start work.
(Punctually Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 07:34PM
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szalkowski
Please note that 8 AM is precisely the time that the chikin leaves the roost to start work.

You want us to believe that bird actually works for a living? Rolling on floor laugh
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 08:24PM
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eeek
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szalkowski
Please note that 8 AM is precisely the time that the chikin leaves the roost to start work.

You want us to believe that bird actually works for a living? Rolling on floor laugh


You don't think that running amok is work?
(WatchingSafelyFromOurBurrowsly Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 08:26AM
I resemble that comment.



Chick-on is looking at you!
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October 09, 2011 09:33AM
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chick-on
I resemble that comment.



Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 08, 2011 07:41PM
Must be the chikin. When I looked at the Sentinel Dome netcam this morning, the chikin was right in front of the lens, blocking the view of Half Dome.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/2011 07:42PM by KenS.
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 08:27AM
I'm innocent...





Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 11:43AM
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chick-on


The optical systems of these webcams are designed to endure an amazing amount of abuse.
(Robustly Yours)
The Marmots
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 06:04PM
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chick-on
I'm innocent...

Explain how you capture the image when you are up there? Smart phone? Someone back home?
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 06:18PM
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hotrod4x5
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chick-on
I'm innocent...

Explain how you capture the image when you are up there? Smart phone? Someone back home?

Waits until he gets home and looks for the image in the cam's history I suspect.
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 07:13PM
I didn't know you could access the history. Where do you do that?
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 09, 2011 07:20PM
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hotrod4x5

I didn't know you could access the history. Where do you do that?

Here are two archives of Yosemite's webcams:

http://halfdome.net/

and

http://cams.outel.org/


avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:14PM
...as in your avatar...
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 02:02AM
Full Body!

avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:14AM
EEEK!!!


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qumqats
Full Body!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2011 07:38AM by szalkowski.
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:49AM
Applauding a sense of humor. The world needs more!!!Bee Presents
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 08:03AM
Sorry about the nautical closeup der. I blame THE Old Dude. I actually called him from
up there and he said I wuz too low at an earlier time. Argh!

On a related note. Dang I hate cell phones. Standing RIGHT BELOW THE TOWER
and it has trouble finding a tupid signal! Argh!

W/R to the view of the camera:
a) Damn I'm Smooth
b) You cannot see Yose Falls from this area... too many trees, etc.
c) You cannot see Nevada or Vernal from this area... same as b)
d) Even further up toward top of Sentinel Dome Nevada Falls is not visible.
So... we have to be happy there is a camera up there at all



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 11:19AM
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chick-on
Standing RIGHT BELOW THE TOWER and it has trouble finding a tupid signal! Argh!

Maybe you're a wee bit too close to the transmitter?
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 08:31AM
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szalkowski
EEEK!!!


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qumqats
Full Body!

What's that appendage??



Old Dude
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 10:40AM
I presume the Chick-on is a male bird. wink
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October 10, 2011 11:42AM
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plawrence
I presume the Chick-on is a male bird. wink
No. See the look on the face of the bird? It's a painfully placed hiking stick being used to hold the bird up.no, stop, enough!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 12:01PM
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plawrence
I presume the Chick-on is a male bird. wink

http://www.ske-art.com/skestuff9/0470465441
http://bit.ly/oAlRxY
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 11, 2011 07:24AM
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eeek
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plawrence
I presume the Chick-on is a male bird. wink

http://www.ske-art.com/skestuff9/0470465441
http://bit.ly/oAlRxY

Wonder if they have the book:
"Braising Marmuts for Brilliant Birds" ?

I do see they have:
"Raising Goats .. "
but even the kids can be pretty darn ornery

Have a nice day turkeys!
Chick-on avec les pieds



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 12, 2011 05:34AM
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 12:01PM
When I was on TOP of Sentinal Dome, I got a worse signal then when I was about 25 feet downslope toward the north. Where exactly is the web cam and tower?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2011 12:01PM by hotrod4x5.
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 12:17PM
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hotrod4x5
When I was on TOP of Sentinal Dome, I got a worse signal then when I was about 25 feet downslope toward the north.


Note especially slide 3 of 4:
http://www.slideshare.net/nehakumar01/radiation-pattern-of-a-cell-tower-antenna-7938434
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 06:34PM
Why I outta!

I'm no stiking Hummingbird! I can only hover so long! So I just needed a little assist.
I got some bozo below saying "just stay still for 5 minutes!"..
I flipped him the bird and said... put me on a stick if you want that!



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:09PM
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chick-on
Why I outta!

I'm no stiking Hummingbird! I can only hover so long! So I just needed a little assist.
I got some bozo below saying "just stay still for 5 minutes!"..
I flipped him the bird and said... put me on a stick if you want that!


Don't leave the trailhead without it:
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:41PM
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szalkowski
Don't leave the trailhead without it:

Does it work on Gallus gallus?
Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:54PM
It should work well for Pseudogallus roseus, but so would a staple gun :-)
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 07:56PM
Actually any gun would do.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 10, 2011 09:49PM
Go Ahead OD... Make My Day:





Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Turtleback Dome Webcam: Why the extreme closeup of El Cap?
October 11, 2011 07:39AM
Behind the Scenes:



He flys. Right. And Marmuts are cute. Uh huh.
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October 11, 2011 04:52PM
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