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Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:57 am

[Edited by moderator: Splitting this new conversation from the thread that ran its course in 2006]
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby Rice » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Just checked the webcam a minute ago... It looks like my view out of my truck after a bit of freezing rain. :shock:

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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby tamarakay » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:18 pm

Hi I'm Tamara and I'm a webcam-anon. My significant other is obsessed with the gerlach webcam. Yes, this means I get random texts about there actually being a truck in the street. He has been obsessed about the footprints in the park that won't melt. Of course, to be able to converse with him I have to also watch the camera. Who put the footprints there? Will they ever melt? Where IS that truck going? And how in the world does Bruno keep his business open when no one is ever there?
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:34 am

hey!!
when we go out to the Playa on Sunday, we should try to get on the web cam!! maybe someone at home can get a screen shot?


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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby Rice » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:06 am

ygmir wrote:hey!!
when we go out to the Playa on Sunday, we should try to get on the web cam!! maybe someone at home can get a screen shot?


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Um, sure -- I don't mind watching for 15 minutes, but have not intentions of staring for 3 hours in the off chance someone will show up :)

If I am reading the timezone thingy correct, Reno (and therefore Gerlach) should be in PST - Pacific Standard Time (UTC/GMT -8 hours) Time Zone. (Right??)

Therefore, on Sunday (Jan 27/2013) at what time should I expect to see our lovely group of misfits ???
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:36 am

we can post here, and FB, when we're leaving Reno, maybe if anyone gets signal, post from Gerlach and or the playa!!
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby tamarakay » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:56 am

Yes please give us a heads up!
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:08 pm

tamarakay wrote:Yes please give us a heads up!



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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:29 pm

Simple. Telephone on arrival in Gerlach. I'm told there is a pay phone there, or use Bruno's (and pay them). (Of course, you are all laughing at me now, and waving your shoe phones.)
If several of us try to take screen shots, at least one of us ought to get a decent one.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:23 pm

Now.... Maybe I have been concentrating on driving and not paying attention to the landmarks. But I feel confused when I read the description of the shot. Does the shot match the text?

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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:28 pm

I went ahead and split this new discussion from the original thread that ended in 2006. Good luck to those making the trek to Gerlach this weekend. Drive safe, dress warm and all that nonsense.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Support Group

Postby Rice » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:30 pm

Elliot wrote:Now.... Maybe I have been concentrating on driving and not paying attention to the landmarks. But I feel confused when I read the description of the shot. Does the shot match the text?

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Um, I think it does... When I look at Gerlach with Google maps, it appears to be correct. BRC should be a little left of the railway track.

https://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.664298,-119.334183&spn=0.032553,0.084543&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=6
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:57 pm

yeah, so if we get next to the water tower, and the picket fence, it should work!
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby graidawg » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:15 pm

ygmir wrote:yeah, so if we get next to the water tower, and the picket fence, it should work!


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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:16 pm

You won't be able to miss the water tower as you're coming through town. It's right as the road bears left, and well it's a big water tower. Once you're parked, head to that park bench you see in the pic, the one that's closest to the white picket fence. I can't tell from the pic which way the bench is facing, but turn and face the picket fence and you should be set to go. For added measure (to make sure everyone's clear of the branches of the trees), standing to one side of the bench (the side closest to the road) is where you'll want to center the group. It's refreshed once a minute, so for good measure after calling someone and synchronizing watches you'll probably want to plan to stand there a good 5 minutes so it can get a few snaps.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:17 pm

Ah yes, the Google Map solved it for me. I remembered the sharp turn in the road by the railroad track, but I did not realize it turned more than 90 degrees so that the street actually heads somewhat south again. That puts the camera facing north, yes, and Bruno's on the correct side of the street. And Bruno's is in the distant background, not really visible in the shot. (Street View!)

Now... I suppose it would be rude to knock on the door and ask the resident (Helen?) permission to pose in her front yard? That would be the best shot. If the cell phone works, I could even pose the group by telephone while watching the screen and get it just right. (Modern technology! :roll: )
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:24 pm

I was thinking lined up right against the fence. 8)
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:41 pm

We ought to think of lighting and background, so nobody "disappears" against the background, or with the shadow of a tree branch over their face. That's why I'm thinking of the foreground, so everyone's heads are outlined against the snow. And closer is always better, if we shall have any hope of recognizing anybody. Better to cut off some feet than lose the faces.

But of course, we do not want to make a nuisance of ourselves with our hosts in Gerlach.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:47 pm

Elliot wrote:But of course, we do not want to make a nuisance of ourselves with our hosts in Gerlach.



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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:20 pm

ygmir wrote:yeah, so if we get next to the water tower, and the picket fence, it should work!

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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:27 pm

Well of course they'll need a second shooter (er, photographer) on the ground...
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:41 pm

Yeah, it can be confusing. Having worked many years in the glossy-color-magazine industry, I know we all say "shoot", and I doubt I can change that Industry Standard in my lifetime. So... keeping track of the context matters.

I seem to be able to save one screen shot per minute to a photo folder, even computer-illiterate as I am, so this ought to work.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby tamarakay » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Car! There's a car!
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Roark » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:07 pm

tamarakay wrote:Car! There's a car!


You don't get out much, do ya? :mrgreen:
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Roark wrote:
tamarakay wrote:Car! There's a car!


You don't get out much, do ya? :mrgreen:

I'll quote that at you next year when you start watching that damn camera obsessively.
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby graidawg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:05 am

we aren't right in the head are we?


damn i missed the car
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Sham » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:10 am

I saw a person walking by a few years back. Those were the day my friends---those were the days!
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby Roark » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:48 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Roark wrote:
tamarakay wrote:Car! There's a car!


You don't get out much, do ya? :mrgreen:

I'll quote that at you next year when you start watching that damn camera obsessively.


I saw a bird this morning. Hehehehe :mrgreen:
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Re: Gerlach Webcam Fun Jan 2013

Postby MacGlenver » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:00 am

Hey, it's dark out there. What gives??! Get out there already!
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