Clary Lake: A Year In Pictures

A little over a year ago I got this idea of assembling a year’s worth of webcam pictures into a video. Our webcams take a picture every two minutes from 4:00 AM until 10:00 PM and upload them to the server, so I simply modified the script that manages the webcam photos so as to archive all pictures taken at the top of the hour (i.e., 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, etc) in a separate directory for safe keeping. Then I forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago, I remembered it!

So here is the video. It covers 365 days from March 9, 2016 through March 9, 2017. There are a few days missing (including 3-13-16 through 3-15-16 which coincided with ice out last spring for some reason, and a couple of other days in the fall). I also decided to delete all the night-time photos, ending up with 4,651 pictures covering Clary Lake in all its glory, compiled into a video at a frame rate of 10/second. It is 7:45 long. Best viewed full screen with the sound on:

5 thoughts on “Clary Lake: A Year In Pictures

  1. Dave K

    Interesting!!! Fun watching the sunsets and the trees change color.
    Sad to watch the water level drop.
    Noted very little human activity. More ducks than people.
    Happy to see the tree shadows getting SHORTERER!!!! YAY! Here comes Spring!!
    Made it all the way through but need to rest my eyes now. :-))

    1. George Fergusson

      What did you think of the sound track? Margaret thought it was scary, and depressing.

    2. George Fergusson Post author

      And yes, not a lot of boat traffic. Stephen Viti and me mostly, and I think I spotted Jack Holland’s boat out there on the ledges once. There were many days with NO boat traffic of any sort, thanks to the boat launch being unusable.

      And yes, sad to watch the water level drop. Reached it’s lowest level ever of -67.20″ below the normal high water mark on October 9, 2016.

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