HJA Day 2015

June 20, 2015

Images From the Summer Solstice Photo Shoot

Solstices/Equinoxes Project:

HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Project

June 20, 2015 from 5:25 AM to 8: 55PM

The setup: Every 10 minutes from sunup from sundown we captured two images of the white rock in Watershed 2 and the surrounding creek. One of the two images included the color checker to enable me to calibrate every image to the proper color balance. Unlike previous sessions, Tim devised a simple, yet effective way to get the color checker as close to the rock as possible using a hiking stick and a medium metal clip.

The lower bridge crosses Watershed 2 above a pond used to collect and measure the sediment accumulation of the creek and below the gaging station.

Because this year there is no snowpack, we were curious if there would be enough water left in the little pool to cover the white rock. With mixed feelings, we discovered that one of the hydrologists installed a new metal dam to make the pool deeper. Without it there wouldn’t be enough water to get proper readings. I suppose it’s the same for me.

Being in the same place for 13 1/2 hours creates a great opportunity for creative selfies.

This is a relatively rare image of me where you can actually see my face. I’m usually the one behind the camera.

The view from my perspective.

Whitely Bulger (the white rock) in action.

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