The Webcam project - one year on



Wow. It's been a whole twelve months since I built my weatherproof webcam and stuck it on the roof of my house. I did wonder how well it would fare against the full force of the British weather which, lets face it, means it's gonna get wet... a lot.

Surprisingly the camera has worked without fault despite the sun beating down at over 30 degrees Celsius in the summer, down to -7 in the winter and a load of hail, snow and rain in between.

Even more surprisingly, no spiders have chosen to weave their web in front of the thing and then sit stubbornly mooning the camera lens and no birds have shat on the glass.

Time then to reflect on some of the highs and lows of life for a webcam in Warwickshire sat atop a television aerial...


Four seasons

summer

Summer

Autumn

Autumn

 

Winter

Winter

 

Spring

Spring



Exactly twelve months apart


Summer 2008

21 July 2008, 16:35

Summer 2009

21 July 2009 16:35



Start of a new year

2009

Happy new year! Where's the party??



Adverse weather


Fog

Freezing Fog

Snow

Snowed in

 

Hail

An approaching hailstorm



Night shots

Winter night

Winter night 6:22pm

Summer night

Summer night 10:18pm



Guy Fawkes night

Not quite 5th November but someone in one of those houses had their fireworks a couple of days later. Remember this is a live webcam and images are overwritten every fifteen seconds. To capture something I have to be bored enough to be sat in front of my computer poised to save an image if it looks interesting. Not much of interest happens around here but I caught three fireworks popping at the moment of capture last November.

Firework

KER-POW!

Firework

KER-BLAMMO!

 

Firework

KER-fizzle..

 



...and finally...

Ho ho ho


I just happened to have been in front of my computer on Christmas Eve when I caught this. It was in no way GIMP'ed...

Honestly.


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