BallotBox Webcams Live Images: (what am I looking at?)
We installed a webcam in a window at the Ballot Box back in the spring of 2011 so we could keep track of the comings and goings of humans and other critters while we weren't at the house (it was an occasionally-occupied vacation home in those days). It provided a little (false?) security and made us think we knew what was going on while we were away. The camera was configured to send me an email whenever motion was detected by something or someone larger than a squirrel. That was the original impetus for the webcam, but shortly after that we decided to archive a daily snap at noon (or close to it) so we could reference a picture for each day to see weather conditions and a visual for noon each day; see below the snaps for the archive.
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View of the driveway parking area and front yard of the Ballot Box in Newcastle Maine
Image capture occurs 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, every 2 minutes (unless we're having a network outage at the Ballot Box). If it's night, it'll be dark!
BallotBox1 Webcam Archives:
Note that the noon-snap webcam was offline from 10 February to 23 October 2019 (yup, a long time, but the camera was right smack dab in the middle of the construction area), so there's a dummy placeholder for those days, and the actual view and angle had to change with the restart since the place where the webcam was mounted is now gone!
Tracking first and last noon sightings by year:
BallotBox1 Webcam Archives Video:
We've taken the noon snaps and weaved them into yearly videos, showing the scene change in time-lapse, two days per second. These videos are Windows WMV format:
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