Space Needle Cam Still Offering Daily Show for Free
Seattle’s space-age sex symbol has been streaming live on EarthCam for twelve years now, we are alerted by a press release. The dubious newsiness of this is mitigated by the fact that we have never spent any time on EarthCam, so good thought, EarthCam PR. You have pierced our anti-cam bubble.
EarthCam’s streaming webcam showcases fantastic views of the Space Needle, as well as Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. EarthCam’s webcam has been stationed at the Marqueen Hotel for the past 12 years, delivering spectacular views of the symbol of Seattle to viewers around the world.
Since the Space Needle is turning 50, EarthCam suggests you take a look. They are also the people behind the View from the Top technology that lets you take in views from the Space Needle’s observation deck without paying for an elevator ride. There’s also the Pike Place Market cam, Seattle Aquarium cam, and Pioneer Square cam.
For our part, we suggest they upgrade to HD cameras with better ranges of exposure. The one trained on the Space Needle is adequate in daylight, but at dusk, when there should be wonderful illumination, the camera begins to defocus, unable to lock onto the Needle. Whereas with the HD Mount St. Helens cam, it’s often like you’re trapped in a featureless gray HD cloud.