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Four years at the weep

Cris

This post is a working roster of my visits to our weep site just north of Alviso and the aerial photographs taken there. Wayne and I are working with Dan Rademacher at Bay Nature on an article describing our unassuming weep. This list is a means of putting a variety of images and brief observations on the virtual table.

The roster is organized in chronological order. For each visit I am including representative thumbnails, which link to larger images on Flickr (which link yet again to even larger images on Flickr via “all sizes”). In many cases, to get a good sense of the image you will have to visit the larger version. Below the thumbnails I have made a link that will pull up a slightly larger set of images from that session (generally 6 – 12).

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Date: August 2006
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon SD700is
Occasion: Hike with Wayne
Weep conditions: Quite wet with good laterals from railroad grade and longitudinal flow, this is perhaps the wettest visit
Image notes: Mid afternoon light, just a few high views but they are pretty descriptive

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Date: December 2006
Pole aerial photographs using a Samsung NV10 plus a few from kite
Occasion: Hike with Wayne
Weep conditions: Quite wet but perhaps trending toward drying, varied and discrete microhabitats
Image notes: Good low level views, one sequence of views as though for a longitudinal panorama, many surface texture shots

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Date: December 2006
Pole aerial photographs using a Samsung NV10
Occasion: Hike with KQED QUEST folks
Weep conditions: This is two weeks after previous trip. Weep has dried out a bit more but good surface textures and variation, distinct longitudinal drainage
Image notes: Mid afternoon light, a good collection of surface texture shots

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Date: March 2007
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon SD800is
Occasion: Solo hike
Weep conditions: Quite dry with vestigial laterals and no longitudinal drainage. Some patches of color despite the dryness.
Image notes: Mid to late afternoon, some useful high shots, an early attempt at a lateral panorama with partial success

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Date: May 2007
Pole aerial photographs using a Samsung NV10
Occasion: Hike with Exploratorium / Stanford, transit
Weep conditions: Quite dry with vestigial laterals and, oddly enough, distinct longitudinal drainage. Some patches of color despite the dryness.
Image notes: Mid to late afternoon, some useful high shots, an early attempt at a lateral panorama with partial success

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Date: May 2007
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon SD800is
Occasion: Hike with Exploratorium / Stanford, transit
Weep conditions: Quite dry with vestigial laterals and, oddly enough, distinct longitudinal drainage. Some patches of color despite the dryness.
Image notes: Mid afternoon light, good midrange surface and context shots, humans as scalies with good shadows

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Date: February 2008
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon 400D
Occasion: Solo hike
Weep conditions: Conditions are quite wet with some seepage from A15 side, varied surface textures, longitudinal drainage
Image notes: Taken near sunset, generally lower detail shots, some fisheye images

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Date: March 2008
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon 400D
Occasion: Solo hike
Weep conditions: Fairly wet, laterals  from rail grade evident, green algae on northern surfaces, seeps from A15 side
Image notes: Good color and variety of surfaces, mostly lower views under high, thin clouds

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Date: March 2009
Pole aerial photographs using a Panasonic LX3
Occasion: Hike with UCB Documentary Photo class
Weep conditions: Some surface moisture present but little in the way of net drainage, bright green algae dominant visual
Image notes: Very quick session under flat, midday light

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Date: April 2009
Pole aerial photographs using a Panasonic LX3
Occasion: Hike with Dan Rademacher
Weep conditions: Weep running toward dry, algae from previous visit turning white, few laterals from railroad grade, Pond A15 running clear
Image notes: Detailed images from the pole, nice longitudinal panorama, also conventional panorama

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Date: April 2009
Pole aerial photographs using a Panasonic LX3
Occasion: Hike with students from Ohio State University
Weep conditions: Weep becoming quite dry but no surface crackle, few laterals from railroad grade, interesting brine shrimp colors in A15
Image notes: Midday, flat light, images of Wayne at sampling locations

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Date: April 2009
Kite aerial photographs using a Canon 400D
Occasion: Hike with students from Ohio State University
Weep conditions: Weep becoming quite dry but no surface crackle, few laterals from railroad grade
Image notes: Relatively high views of weep, reasonable lateral panorama, views showing A15 – weep – tracks – A16

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