Eyeonbend.com adding high-def webcams expanding view of city’s life.
A bird’s eye view of Bend’s eclectic physical and cultural landscape just got even wider with the announcement of new vantage points for cutting edge web cameras capturing the City’s daily life, and attracting viewers from all over the globe.
Since launching over four years ago, eyeonbend.com has utilized perches in the Old Mill District and atop one of downtown’s tallest buildings, on
And the pictorial panorama is expanding with the use of a revolutionary High Definition camera downtown and news of installations covering the Deschutes River and an additional cam on Wall Street complementing the original city center site and offering multiple views of downtown.
Since its inception eyeonbend has given north and south views of Downtown Bend and a superb view west of the
The venture is the initiative of local information technology consultant Michael Kellogg, who hit on the idea after monitoring the progress of
As a spin-off idea he switched gears to capture a sequence of wider horizon and Cascade Mountain Range images and the end result was a rich cinematic-style product.
Regional television viewers may already be familiar with eyeonbend’s take on
Visitors to eyeonbend.com can also choose to view live depictions of
The site is also accessible via smartphone, and includes a link to archives of pictures and videos illustrating “Bend in a Day” backed by mostly original acoustic soundtracks provided by Kellogg, who is also an accomplished musician. The cameras record from the early hours to midnight, seven days a week and stream live every day of the year.
“We are providing something that no one else is offering right now in not only archiving daily patterns to tell the weather story in Bend, but also giving a look into the secret life of the city itself 24 hours a day,” said Kellogg.
“The view from above the tallest building downtown gives us and our viewers a unique vantage point to see how nature and the city co-exist and people enjoy that we can capture the unfolding of some of the rich variety of attractions including festivals and sporting events staged in the central area.
“We are excited to be bringing an even wider perspective to the public with the additional webcams broadening the scope downtown and offering views of our treasured artery of the
“We are seeing hits from people monitoring the happenings in
Kellogg added that eyeonbend has amassed archives featuring hundreds of videos and thousands of pictures that could be accessed by interested parties, including perhaps those who want a souvenir of a day that coincided with memorable experiences in and around the city.
“We are using remote controlled cameras that broadcast a live video stream over the internet to multiple viewers at the same time and take still pictures to be assembled into movies later,” said Kellogg.
“The cameras can move through a full panorama of 360 degrees and are able to capture low light events like the moon setting over the Cascades and views of the busy streets after dark.
“Eyeonbend features new time lapse videos daily. Each camera is set to take a picture every thirty seconds from sunrise to sunset.
“The cameras take over 4,000 still pictures a day and we use these pictures to make daily time lapse movies lasting about 90 seconds. These videos are extraordinary because time lapse photography reveals nature and the flow of the life in the city not seen any other way. You can also browse through photographs and watch feature videos of special events, rainbows, full moons, lunar eclipses and more, all set to music.
“Our vision is to create a utility where everyone can access live views of
“We also have the ability to document and archive