Oct 04-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: October: Oct 04-02
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Photo by Taka Aoki

Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 06:12 am:

We are expecting to feel the backlash of hurricane Lili today, even this far north. Flooding is in the forecast across the U.P. because of saturated conditions with recent rains.

Taka Aoki sent some shots of a hike up in the woods above the old mining ruins near the Torch Lake dredge. There are some neat little waterfalls and rugged rock formations in the hillside. The ferns and moss are still as green as July. Wish we could capture the earthy forest smell this time of year.

By JM Michigan on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 06:53 am:

Nice photo Taka. It reminds me of the many hours that I spent as a kid exploring the steams of the UP. Of course we never got too wet.J

Does anyone know why John Dee's Weather link isn't working? L

By John Dee on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 08:24 am:


Not sure what link is broke, but the site is up and running at www.johndee.com.

Also few meteorological clarifications. No flash flooding, just regular flooding. Flash flooding occurs when very heavy rainfall occurrs in a short period of time and rivers and streams rise in the matter of minutes. Any flooding we will have today will be slower and more steady to occur.

And even though it may feel and look like we are getting the backlash from Lili, the storms remnants will not impact areas much further north than the OH River. Our rains come the result of a good old fashion autumn low pressure.

A very wet day to try and see the budding colors, wear the boots and raincoats and snow shovels may be needed in parts of the upper Midwest Sunday.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 08:28 am:

JM, perhaps your local ISP had a momentary hiccup, because http://www.johndee.com is running as smooth as always. John Dee's Snow Central site is one of the many interesting U.P. domains hosted by PastyNET along with Pasty Central, and is one of the most frequently visited... especially his "Keweenaw Journal".

Thanks for the correction, John.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10:44 am:

Pretty as a picture!

The only thing I don't like about this site is that I can never decide whether to remove the last picture I used as wallpaper and change to today's picture. They are all so beautiful. I wish I had a bank of computers all lined up so I could have them all!! And this one is exceptional.

By JoAnne Stefanac, Washington on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 10:57 am:

There are times, like today, I see shots on this site that I SWEAR could be taken here in Washington state. And there are times, here, where I see something that is just so "UP". One of the reasons we fell in love with Washington is because of it's likeness to the UP, but we do miss the color which is lacking here in the Evergreen state. Don't miss that 200+ inch winter, though! ;-)

By Lyn on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 12:16 pm:

What a great shot. I have this as my wallpaper, but it's a bit small for my screen. How can you make the photo large enough so it's not so blurry?

Looks as though ME took advantage of the formatting on yesterdays comments. I know who the culprit was!!!

By Candy, CA on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 12:49 pm:

Lyn, when you right click on the photo, select set as wallpaper. It will likely just put the picture in the middle of your monitor screen, but you can right click on that and select "stretch." That should solve your problem. I did that as a test, and it doesn't look too pixelated to me. If it's still not the way you want it, save the picture (right click and select "save image as"). Then open it in a photo manipulation program (such as PhotoShop or PhotoImpact) and change the photo size to 15 x10 inches and save it. Then right click on your desktop and open properties. Browse to find the picture and apply it. Voila! If you don't have photo manipulation software, just email me and I'll send you the pic I already tweaked. (Thanks for another great shot, Taka!)

By Lyn on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 02:28 pm:

Candy, I know about tile, center and stretching. The problem is that it was stretched and the picture is not clear. I have Adobe Photo Shop and some other program, so now I have to figure out how to enlarge it. Thanks for your help.

By Candy, former Calumet kid in CA on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 03:45 pm:

Lyn, in PhotoShop, open the saved picture. Click on image size (under image); it should show the photo is constrained (locked to retain proportion) and the size is about 9x6. All you have to do is change the width to 15 and the program automatically adjusts the height to 10. If you need any other help, email me and I'll do what I can!

By lost in ohio on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 03:52 pm:

I've been catching your site all summer and just wanted to check in and say "thanks" for all the great pictures and recollections. I've been away from the U.P. for six years and still miss it a ton. However, I now get my daily dose (albeit too small of one) of home through Pasty.cam.

I also just roamed through John Dee's Snow Central site for the first time and am equally impressed. I look forward to future journal entries and weather forecasts from snow country. Try to send at least one big blow down to Buckeye country...please!


By Nancy Nelson, WI on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 06:07 pm:

Would love to see a map with a few X's on it to show where these lovely falls are--was never aware of any in that area. Still learning things, thanks to this wonderful site!!

By Kate in St. Paul on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 06:32 pm:

How Pretty a little stream! Thanks for taking
me there.

--My first thought was Jacob's Creek. How's
the water flowing there?

By darrell oinas on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 08:47 pm:

I got my care packages of Baroni's and Vollwerth's and it is fall. Dont be suprised if winter arrives early this year and if I close my eyes I can smell the Forest in Fall, It has a sent of its own, leaves and pine, cant pinpoint it but you know its here, just like everything else in Gods country. You could blind fold me and take me there any time of Year and I can tell if its spring, the best, summer, ok, fall, that overnight oder the air takes it is just like someone threw a switch. Winter has its own sent clean clear and cold, But a dry cold and not like we have here.

By Fred-lower Mi. on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 11:21 pm:

Taka, that is a great shot as usuall. You guys-& gals, in that part of the U.P sure have an eye for just the right picture. But then, you are surrounded with all that beauty. A question for Taka & Charley---What Kind of digital equipment do both of you use for your pictures that we often see on this great site. I'm about to take the leap but am undecided.

By Taka, MTU on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 12:02 am:

Regarding to the question from Fred, I take almost all of my photos using Sony DSC-S75 I bought more than a year ago. Some of Sony's camera uses 14-bit sensor, while the common sensor on most of other makers is 12-bit. In other word, the images taken by those Sony's camera contains 4-time more detailed info. I have used/seen a couple of other digital cameras. And as a matter of fact, those Sony's cameras seem to do better job over others.
After DSC-S75 came to the market, Sony has released a couple of other cameras that are even better than S75. So if you like the quality of my photos, maybe Sony is the ones you might want to consider buying?
The problem of most digital cameras including DSC-S75 is almost all of images appeared to be too dark, and too light in contrast. So I almost always increase the brightness and the contrast of each image on Adobe Photoshop.

By Amberly,Port Huron on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 11:45 am:

Hey its noontime on Saturday ,and Charlie still hasnt posted a new pic, I hope you are ok Charlie!!!!!!..we are used to you being up with the birds to post the new pic of the day, Well we are anxiously awaiting Saturdays dose of the U.P. for all of us who are away from"HOME" and need our daily fix!

By michigan on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 12:57 pm:

I am also concerned. charlie are you okay? I will keep checking.

By me on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 01:17 pm:

I am sure Mr. Hopper is going through all the wonderful photos that are sent to him everyday. Perhaps he is enjoying the beautiful fall colors with his lovely wife Edie.

By George Lizenby , Michigan on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 08:39 pm:

Is that the Quincy Creek, behind where Quincy mill used to be? I used to get some good fishing on that creek. Great photo. I also appreciated the info on the Sony camera.

By Dave da troll on Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 12:10 am:

Taka, what a fantastic shot again! I'd say a WOW! Didn't we already have a discussion as to your major? I can't recall, but is photography at least your minor?

Keep up the great work!

By jordan oja on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 10:37 pm:

I dont know, but that reminds me of McGunns Creek about half way between Calumet and McLains park.

By fy on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 12:42 pm:

Hungarian Falls Creek

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