Supporting Us Through Pictures

2013-03-18 18:27:25.000 – Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

A preview of our new picture site.

It is often said that a picture is worth 1000 words. And that is why, whenever possible, we try to snap a photo of interesting or unique things we see up here. We then post these images in our Observer Comments or on our Facebook page for people to enjoy. Over the years, we would post an image on our pages and then receive an email or Facebook comment asking if we were selling the image. So, with these requests in mind, we have spent the past few months setting up a site that will finally allow individuals to purchase a picture they might enjoy. Better yet, every time you purchase a print, not only are you getting an image to enjoy, a portion of the proceeds will also be helping to support our small non-profit, member supported organization. So, if you’ve been interested in purchasing an image or looking at a way to help support us, you can head over to and see if anything piques your interest.

While the site is fully usable to start purchasing/rating/sharing today, we are still in a ‘Beta’ form of sorts as we continue to add descriptions, tags, galleries, improve watermarks, etc. So, please ‘excuse the dust’ as we work out the finishing touches on this site. And it should be noted that the current watermarking present on the images (to deter stealing) will not be present on the images that SmugMug will print and ship to you. And while not every image we take or post will be available, we will periodically be adding images we take or find in our archive to keep things fresh and interesting. So, hopefully you’ll check out, bookmark, and enjoy our new site.


Ryan Knapp,  Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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