Revision Note: The following blogger entry for November 14, 2011, 2:00AM PST, has been
revised as of November 18, 2011, 3:06AM, in six (6) primary areas. First, an explanation of the reason why the
change was made in the lighting on Teton Pass has been added to the beginning of the entry (information
that came to my attention after the entry was first posted). Second, a link was added to a more detailed
and comprehensive explanation of CMOS sensor technology to supplement my simplified explanation.
Third, a new possibility for image color correction came to my attention, using a channel mixing
technique, one that produced the best results so far, an illustration of which has been added
to the latter part of the entry. Fourth, a new summary section was added explaining how the
posited theory helps to resolve several areas of conflicting evidence that had heretofore served
as a source of mental chaos and confusion in my quest to understand the source of the yellow
light on Teton Pass. Fifth, a new section that explains how color-correction software could be
added on WYDOT servers to redeem the nighttime images of many of their webcams that
are having the same problems that the Teton Pass webcams are having. And sixth, additions
under the Spiritual Principles subtitle which help to make those principles more relevant.|
Two are One -
Monday, November 14, 2011, 2:00 AM PST||
Even in the Midst of
Problem Solving Process
We have what appears to be two (2) snow plows
captured by the Teton Pass West webcam, and the Teton Pass East webcam, but these two
are actually one and the same. The single snow plow is moving east. The Teton Pass
West webcam captures the first image at 5:45:10 AM MST, and the Teton Pass East
webcam captures the second image 17 seconds later, at 5:45:27 am MST. In both
cases, the images can be clicked to bring up a larger image.
Teton Pass West
(Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 5:45:10 am MST)
Teton Pass East
(Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 5:45:27 am MST)
Go here for current views.
Now, What is the Deal with
this Strange Light on
During a Snow Storm No Less?
Believe it or not, there is actually a
lesson here in the value of the balancing nature of blue light, a not so indirect
synonym for the soul devoted to Divine Purpose, and I will get to that. But a
more general explanation is in order first.
In the late spring 2011, after the show melted
up on Teton Pass, WYDOT crews inspected the light poles. They noticed that some of
the welds at the bottom had opened up half inch gaps. It was surmised that snow and
wind pressure over the years has caused this, and that it was possible that the poles
could fall down under a heavy wind at any time. The decision was made to replace
them. They were taken down, and new light posts were installed late in the summer.
These new light posts had a different type of lighting system in them. The lighting
installed on Teton Pass had heretofore been of the Metal Halide type, at least since
2005. However, at the schedule time for their replacement, Wyoming Department
of Transportation warehouses did not have any Metal Halide configured lamp posts
in stock. The only lamps posts available at the time were configured with High
Pressure Sodium Vapor lighting systems. The maintenance crew had to take
what was available. So these new street lamps, configured with High Pressure
Sodium Vapor Lamps were installed.
When these street lights first came on, the
Teton Pass Web cams have been acting strangely. Take a look at the color shifting
sequence we see, each evening, as the sun sets, and as the highway lights come on.
It takes about 11 images to cover the time span. As before, you can click for a larger
format image. The webcams are set to automatically switch to a black and white mode
at a given low-light level, so we are not able to see the full progression of color beyond
bright yellow. That is another part of the story. But the bottom line for me, was this
conclusion, that the Teton Pass was now bathed in this bright yellow light at night.
Based on what I could see in these webcams, I really believed that WYDOT crews
had installed bright bug lights up there. (Yellow lights that don't attract bugs,
like many people use on their front porches.)
Teton Pass West - Lighting
(Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, 4:51pm - 5:39pm MST)
Typical highway lights and street lights
use High Pressure Sodium Vapor (high intensity discharge) bulbs. They give off
that universally recognizable off-white pinky-orange glow that lights practically
every neighborhood in America. The start-up sequence that we see above looks
like typical HPS street lamps starting up, especially with that definite orange/pink
color we see at the beginning of the start-up phase.
But as soon as the snow turns bright
yellow, as you can see above, that is where things begin to get strange in the
above installation. That same sequence which ends in bright yellow is typical
of another type of bulb, not HPS, but LPS, short for Low Pressure Sodium bulbs.
Their start-up characteristics are similar, but when Low Pressure Sodium bulbs
get up to operating temperature, they give off a pure yellow light. When High
Pressure Sodium bulbs get up to operating temperature they give off a nearly
white light, or off-white, tinged with that characteristic orange/pink glow
And so the question arises, what is
going on at Teton Pass? Why did WYDOT apparently install Low
Pressure Sodium bulbs which give off that pure yellow color? But I will not
let that false conclusion stand for longer than it takes me to say, that what
appears to be the case, is actually NOT the case.
This is a difficult lesson to learn
sometimes, it was for me in this case, but there are situations where you
simply cannot believe what your eyes are telling you, or more precisely
what the web cameras are telling your eyes. These images are not telling
us the WHOLE story. They are telling us only part of the story. Indeed
there is something missing in these images.
Missing Blue Light Theory
What is missing is blue light.
If the blue light was put back into these images, the scene at Teton Pass
would not look any different than a typical neighborhood street that is
illuminated by HPS lamps. In fact, you can be sure of this, that people
on the scene, at the pass, see a scene illuminated by the typical off-white
orange/pink glow off HPS lamps.
In the following image we see
a high quality webcam render an HPS scene in a fairly accurate manner.
This is Jackson Town Square in the early morning. There are white
light sources in this image of course. But the street lights are standard
High Pressure Sodium (HPS). The street light in the direct foreground,
which throws that bright splash on the corner is HPS, and beyond the
central off-white glare you see the typical orange/pink character of
HPS lights. Additional splashed of orange/pink can be seen on the
street in the distance. That is HPS light as well.
Jackson Town Square Example
Accurately Rendered HPS Light
Yes, this is what the night time scene
at Teton Pass should look like.
And so we must ask, regarding
the overblown yellow light reported by the webcams on Teton Pass, where
did the blue light go? The answer to that question, is that the web
cameras are operating in a mode where they no longer are registering
the blue light spectral component of a typical HPS lamp. Why would
that be? There are two factors that are contributing to this.
First, the spectral composition
of an HPS lamp is very unique, in as much as the blue component is at
a very low level compared with the yellow and red wavelengths.
Light Emission Spectrum for
Pressure Sodium Vapor Lamp
Second, the dynamic range of
the CMOS sensor in the web camera is limited, intrinsically, and
especially under low light conditions. There are several factors that
limit the dynamic range of the sensor. This article,
Introduction to CMOS Image Sensors from the specialized
microscopy website "Molecular Expressions" hosted at Florida State University
gives a good introductory overview of the technology and discusses the dynamic
range issue within an informative context. I would recommend this to anyone
who wants to understand this issue in a manner deeper than my simplified
explanation here will allow.
As to my simplified explanation, these
two factors work together to eliminate the blue spectrum light from the above
If you overload the webcam's CMOS
sensor with a high power HPS light, the camera will adjust its exposure, which
means it will limit the sensitivity (electronically) of the CMOS light sensor to
keep it from being overloaded, or saturated. When you overload a CMOS light
sensor, the output electronics will give you a pure white. Well, you don't want
that. You want to see what is actually there. Once the sensor is overloaded,
there is no further differentiation of color possible. The goal built into the
electronics is to limit sensor saturation by strong light sources. To compensate
for strong light situations, the camera will make the sensor less sensitive, and it does this
electronically, so that the strongest portion of the input wavelength will not
saturate the sensor array. In this case, it will adjust down the sensitivity so
you will see the strongest yellow/red component of HPS light in a clear
and undistorted manner. Because the blue light is already at a very low level,
this reduction in the sensitivity of the sensor, makes the blue light invisible
(to the sensor). At this low sensitivity level, the blue wavelength component
of the incoming light, will fall below the noise level. The sensor will not be
able to register the presence of any blue region wavelengths, because the
sensor has been driven by the high intensity yellow/red combination, into
a low sensitivity state.
The conventional way to look
at this, is to see the CMOS image array, as an array of photon buckets.
At each pixel location, you have the equivalent of three buckets,
one that collects red photons, one that collects green photons, and one
that collects blue photons. The electronic "shutter" will open for an
instant in time, and then close. In that instant of time, all the buckets
will fill up with so many photons, depending on the color of light and
its intensity. So many red photons will fall into the red bucket at the
corresponding pixel location, and so many into the green, and so many
into the blue, and so forth. When the electronic shutter closes, the internal
computer then measures how many photons are in each of the red, and
green and blue buckets at each pixel location, to determine what the color
of that pixel will be. The computer will then put all of the pixels together
into a complete picture, and store it in memory, ready to gather the next
All of this stuff happens very
fast of course. Much quicker than it takes to snap your fingers, will the
electronic shutter open and close, filling all the buckets at all the pixel
locations, the computer looking at them all, gathering up all the information,
and putting it all together into an image, storing it in memory, and
gets in the position to take the next image.
Now, if the shutter opens, and the
buckets fill up and overflow, the computer will sense that, and it will say to
itself, "I can't let that many photons in". The image is discarded. And the
exposure will be adjusted for the next. The next shutter opening will be of
a shorter duration, so that the buckets won't overflow. Ideally, the computer
will attempt to adjust the shutter opening duration so that none of the buckets
overflow for any of the pixels.
In this case, because there is such a
torrent of yellow and red photons, the amount of time the electronic shutter
remains open is very short. If you are standing at Niagra Falls, and you have
a cup, and you want to fill it with water, you thrust it into the deluge for a micro
second, and pull it back out. Even so, you have probably overflowed your cup
about twenty times anyway. By contrast, if you a have dribble coming out of
a faucet, to fill up your cup, you will keep it under faucet for much longer.
Because there is such a huge torrent of yellow/orange photons, the cup is
exposed the light for a very short duration of time. And in this shorter
amount of time, because there are so few photons in the blue range
present, there is not enough time to collect them, and the blue buckets
remain empty, or nearly so.
Because all the blue buckets are
empty, you get the image you see above, where only the red and the green
buckets have filled up.
The two images of the snow plow
above gives us an accurate rendering of the scene, absent the blue light
component of the street lamps. If the web cameras did not turn to a
black and white mode so quickly, we would see the full progression to
the strong yellow/orange light as the street lamps came up to full power,
as this light drives the webcam's CMOS array into a lower and lower
state of sensitivity to compensate.
Presentation of Evidence for
the Validity of this Theory
The above theory postulates the absence
of sufficient blue light that would allow for the proper color rendering of the
scene, producing this distorted and unreal strong orange/yellow color at the
lamp's operating temperature that we see above.
If this theory is correct, adding blue light
to these images should bring them back to a more normal and accurate rendering
of the scene. And that is exactly what happens.
In Corel Photo-Paint X3, I took
the Teton Pass East image from above, and merged it with a blue square of the
same size. This merge was accomplished with the "ADD" mode. You can
merge colors and images together in many ways. One of the options is simply
"ADD". The following sequence shows the results. The resulting image is
indeed much closer to an accurate rendering of the scene. Please click on the
image to bring it up in full size.
Teton Pass East
Blue Added to the Image
As a point of comparison, I would again offer the
following image from the Jackson Town Square webcam. This is an excellent reference
point for what High Pressure Sodium street lamps should look like properly rendered with
a web camera of sufficient dynamic range. You can click the image for a larger view. Again,
the lamp light shining directly down on the street corner in the immediate foreground is from
a high pressure sodium bulb. You see no suggestion of yellow in this light. The color that
you see is the HPS signature orange/pink.
Jackson Town Square Example
Accurately Rendered HPS Light
I admit that the above, after the fact, reintroduction of
blue information produces a somewhat crude result. But the point is, that it is pointing in
the right direction. By the introduction of the blue light, the yellow is removed from the
scene, and it begins to exhibit the characteristic orange/pink light that should be there.
Though, we see that in a simple "ADD" mode, we are adding the blue color to the
shadows as well, and that is not intentional on my part, and is something I would have
liked to avoid if I knew how. But in that simple "ADD" operation, I don't see how
that could be avoided.
When we compare and contrast the RGB channels
of the Teton Pass East image, and the Jackson Town Square image, we have another very
interesting piece of evidence that points to the validity of our (missing blue) theory. The blue
channel in the Jackson Town Square image is bright. The blue channel in the original
Teton Pass East image is DARK! Check this out.
Blue Channel Comparisons
Jackson vs. Teton Pass
This focus on the blue channel gives us yet
two additional opportunities to test our missing blue light theory.
First, if blue light is crucial to giving us the
proper balance of white light in an image, then if we turn off the blue channel in the
Jackson Townsquare Image, we should see lots of yellow. And that is exactly what we
Blue Channel Turned Off
The yellow light that has suddenly appeared
in the Jackson Town Square image, and the yellow/orange light that we see in the
original Teton Pass East image, has the same origin. Both are related to insufficient
information in the blue light channel. If we turn the blue channel back on, the image
would return to normal.
Second, if blue light is crucial to giving us
the proper balance of white light in an image, then if we AMPLIFY the low level of
light in the blue channel in the Teton Pass East image, we should see the image
rendering improve in the direction of a more realistic HPS illuminated scene. And
that is exactly what we see. Please click to bring up a larger image.
Teton Pass East
Blue Channel Boost
After boosting the blue channel, this was
the result. This is an improvement. But there is still a touch of yellow on the
snow which shouldn't be there. Our reference standard again is the Jackson Town
Square image. But in the Teton Pass East image, there is not enough information in
the blue channel to work with to make the image better. After some experimentation,
the most I could boost the existing blue channel, was 80%. With an 80% increase in
contrast. Beyond that the undifferentiated blue noise begins to saturate, and wipe out
most existing detail.
As we can see the blue channel for the
original Teton Pass East image is nearly completely dark. When w blow that up,
and take a closer look at it, we can see more clearly, just how void of information
is the blue channel of the Teton Pass East image. There is some blue information
there, but not enough of it. Please click the image for a larger image.
Teton Pass East
Existing Blue Channel
What this shows, is that there is nearly
a zero blue light level associated with the street lamp itself. If there were blue
light associated with the street lamp, you would see brighter blue reflected off
the snow under the street lamp. But there is nothing there that suggests a brighter
area, as compared to the other parts of the landscape. This helps to validate the
above theory that the low level of blue light associated with the HPS light source,
(because the sensor has been driven into a low sensitivity state) has been
driven below the noise level of the sensor where it is effectively invisible.
The blue light associated with the
incandescent sources on the snow plow are quite bright by comparison.
One way to deal with this nearly dead blue
channel situation, is to simply replace it, in effect, to create a new blue channel, using
existing and accurate intensity levels in the red and green channels. In this way we would
get a better result in terms of image clarity, and accuracy of the shadow information as well.
As fortune would have it, I found the requisite
Channel Mixing function inside of my Corel Photo-Paint X3 program. This function gives
one full control of channel levels, and allows the mixing of any channel with another. To
get the best result, I cut the red channel intensity down about 10%, left the green channel alone,
and transferred 110% of the green channel intensity levels to the blue channel. Remember, we
are not transferring green color values to the blue channel, just the intensity values. At every
pixel where there is green intensity information, there will now be a corresponding level of
blue information, bringing the blue channel alive with intensity information. Resurrecting it
from the dead, as it were. And this is the result. Please click for a
Teton Pass East
Blue Channel Mixed
This is clearly the best result we have gotten so far.
Compare and contrast the color information in this image with the color information in
the Jackson Town Square image, in terms of the color of the light radiating from the
street lamp. This is very close. And we have an accurate rendition of the color of the
snow plow as well. This would certainly be acceptable for broadcast on the WYDOT
servers, being a vast improvement over the yellow images, and of course, a vast
improvement over the fuzzy black and white images that people are seeing
throughout the night.
We have used three techniques to restore
the blue information to the original Teton Pass East image. In the first method, we merged
a solid blue color into the image using an "additive" merging function. The Second method,
was to try to boost what blue information we had in the blue RGB channel of the
original image. The third method was to take the intact intensity levels from the green
channel, and transferred that to the blue channel, resurrecting it. The following is a side
by side comparison of our efforts. Please click for a larger image.
Final Result Comparisons
Each of these three final results validate the theory
that the problem with the original images, is that the blue information is being lost. In
each case, we bring the images back in the direction of normalcy, by adding back the
blue information. In this regard, each example helps to highlight the core problem, which
is two fold, as I indicated above. First, the spectrum composition of High Pressure
Sodium lamps has a very low amount of blue information to begin with. Couple that
with the low dynamic range of the installed web cameras, and you have a situation wherein,
the blue information is being lost, as the cameras are being driven into a low sensitivity
region (by the bright HPS lamps) and the camera is only presenting to our eyes, the
combination of the red and green channels primarily. (In the RGB world, red and
green combined equals yellow, which is the predominant spectral
constituent in HPS lamps.)
In closing, I wanted to list the many
ways in which this way of looking at the root of the problem, serves to reconcile
many heretofore confusing and conflicting pieces of information.
1. When you look at the various video's on Youtube, which show the illumination
characteristics of High Pressure Sodium Lamps, as compared to the illumination
characteristics of Low Pressure Sodium lamps, one is struck by the fact that most
of them show bright yellow light for both types, when in fact bright yellow light is
only associated with Low Pressure Sodium lamps. The reason that the great majority
of YouTube videos are showing bright yellow light coming out of High Pressure
Sodium lamps, is because these well-intentioned videographers have their inexpensive
video cameras pointed directly at the bright bulb, which forces the internal CMOS
sensor into a low sensitivity state, to compensate for the bright light. And for the
reason stated above, the blue light content, which is at a very low level in HPS
lights anyway, is forced down below the noise threshold of the sensor, and is not
included in the camera's color rendition calculations, and thus, a yellow image is
the result, as we see above. So, knowing this, we can say, O we now
understand why we were seeing yellow everywhere.
Server Side Color-Correction of these Images
2. When you look at all the WYDOT web cameras, you see this yellow light
phenomena in many places. The question is, is the state of Wyoming using
Low Pressure Sodium bulbs throughout the state? In our research we find
that the use of Low Pressure Sodium Bulbs are not commonly used in the
United States in highway lighting situations. In fact, just today, a WYDOT
person just told me today that they don't use LPS lighting anywhere in the
State of Wyoming. So, why are all these street lights showing yellow light?
This was another major confusion factor for me. Understanding the above
answer now, we can say, O we now understand why we were seeing
yellow light in these webcams in many places.
3. When you do an image search on Google, looking for examples of
the appearance of High Pressure Sodium lamps, again, most of the images
that show up are YELLOW! Very few show an accurate color representation.
This was another major confusion factor for me. Understanding the above
answer now, we can say, O we now understand why we were seeing yellow
everywhere. Most image sensing technology is based on CMOS. And we
are seeing this phenomena where digital and video cameras are either being
pointed into brightly lit scenes and overloaded by bright HPS light as
4. Some people say they SEE (with their own eyes) yellow when they look at
High Pressure Sodium Lighting. Why is that? Surely, this was another
confusion factor for me. I believe it is for the same reason as above. If you look
straight into a bright HPS bulb, the iris in your eye closes down to limit the light
coming in to keep the level within the natural dynamic range of your own vision
system, which reduces the amount of blue light that comes in. Because the amount
of blue light is already very low in an HPS lamp, by reducing the amount of it
coming into your eye further, this will cause the color to be rendered, by
your brain, towards the yellow. You can never accurately judge the color
of HPS lighting by looking into the light directly. You need to see what
color is being reflected off a white surface. Again, the above image
from Jackson Town Square is a good reference. What we see in our
neighborhood is a soft orange/pink glow coming off of our sidewalks.
5. In the midst of the sorting out process I went through in trying to figure out
the reason we were seeing yellow light on the Teton Pass webcams, something
I have never seen before, I would note that the presence of this yellow/orange color
in the two images above, helped greatly to anchor in my mind the truth that this
was not caused by Low Pressure Sodium bulbs. From the color we see here, the
strong yellow/orange, we know that these are definitely High Pressure Sodium
Bulbs, as Low Pressure Sodium lamps would have no red spectrum with which
to produce such an orange result. Low Pressure Sodium lamps, when they reach
their operating temperature, emit a pure yellow. In fact the light is such a pure
yellow, that it is used as a laboratory wavelength standard. I would thank the
progenitors of serendipitous events for providing the two images above, which
were the only two color images captured that morning, as the camera's normally
operate in black and white mode at night.
6. To tell the truth it was only after the appearance of these two snow plow
images (collected by my webcam image collection program which I wrote myself
in C++ by the way), which proved conclusively that the light had to be coming
from HPS bulbs, that I was able to let go of the LPS theory, opening my mind
up for another explanation, at which time the principle of the dynamic range of
CMOS sensors in conjunction with the low blue spectrum of HPS light generally
came to me, no doubt in answer to my prayers. I was praying for
freedom from this state of (LPS) confusion, I can tell you that.
7. The fact the Teton Pass web cam shifted to black and white before
the full color shift could be seen, was one of the factors that helped me
to reach the false conclusion, and adhere to it, at the onset, that what
was installed up there was Low Pressure Sodium, as these are the only
kind of street lights that produce a pure yellow color. Once it became
clear that this was a false impression, that a further color shift was
occurring, into the yellow/orange only then did it become clear that
these could not be low pressure sodium lamps.
8. The information given to me today, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, by
the WYDOT District 3 Traffic Engineer, about the change in Lighting at
Teton Pass, fits into the above scenario. He tells me that the lighting on
Teton Pass used to be produced by Metal Halide bulbs. Metal Halide
bulbs have a very high blue spectrum content. There is plenty of blue
light spectrum there to produce a proper rendition of the Teton Pass
scene. The CMOS sensors are similarly forced into a low sensitivity
state, that is why you get those deep black shadows everywhere around
the centrally lighted scene, but there is still plenty of blue light that
remains above the noise level of the sensor. Blue light is still detected
therefore in sufficient quantity to allow for the rendering of the nighttime
images in a color accurate manner. That is the reason we never saw yellow
light there before this. Moreover, when it was discovered that the mechanical
condition of the light poles required their replacement, he tells me that his
lighting of choice for the replacement poles was not HPS. But it just so
happened that the only poles available in the WYDOT system were fitted
with HPS lighting, a lighting system which includes not just the bulbs but
the HPS specific ignition and ballast systems. And so, a new type of light
appeared on Teton Pass this summer. This new type of light set up the
conditions whereby the limitations of the webcams up there were made
clearly manifest as noted above.
Could Provide an Inexpensive Temporary
Solution to this Problem.
The channel mixing image processing
methodology described above could be written easily into a piece of image
processing software residing on the WYDOT servers. From a functional
standpoint, this would be very simple. The software would embody the
following functional outline:
An algorithm would need to be written
to detect at what point in the evening the HPS Lighting initiated distortions begin
to appear and image processing needs to begin, and at what point in the morning
the image processing would need to stop. Some minor adjustments in the image
processing procedure would need to be made to accommodate different lighting
conditions, for example there would be a slight difference in the channel mixing
values in snowy conditions, when the air is filled with flying snow, and when it's
clear but with snow on the ground. And perhaps another for a clear scenario where
there is no snow. All of these situations could be detected automatically by algorithms
written into the software, requiring no operator intervention while running.
- A) Receive the next new image from the web cam.
- B) Cut the red channel intensity levels by 10%.
- C) Set all pixel locations in the blue channel to zero.
- D) transfer the green channel intensity levels to the blue channel.
- E) Set new brightness and contrast levels.
- F) Save he image in the public dissemination folder.
Then, instead of transmitting the webcam
images directly into the public dissemination folder on the server, they could be
transmitted into the hands of this image processing software first. The image could
be adjusted in the above manner, and then stored in the public dissemination folder.
In this way all the cameras that have been
set to black and white mode because of this problem, could be set back to the color
mode, and the public would have access to much higher quality images.
I admit that for several days, I was
trapped by an illusion that had me sincerely believing that the Teton Pass
webcams were showing me the truth. I could not imagine that they were
not telling me the truth. The webcams are reporting yellow light, therefore,
the street lamp is emitting yellow light. Indeed, the webcam would only show
us the color of the light that was coming through the lens, a classic half-truth.
That false belief formed a very strong foundation for my initial (wrong) conclusion
that this could only be explained by the presence of Low Pressure Sodium Lamps
at Teton Pass, which are known for their pure yellow light. I looked everywhere
for evidence to support this conclusion. I found evidence to support it. Yet I also
found evidence that contradicted it. This produced a very intense sensation of
confusion in me. It was very difficult for me, personally, to accept the idea that
this webcam was not telling me the truth. It was telling me the truth during the
daylight hours, and as day turned to night, I assumed it would continue to tell me
the truth, after all, the web camera had always done so before. It was difficult for
me to break out of that, and become open to the truth in this regard, that the
webcam had a limitation that caused it to diverge from a truthful representation
of the scene under these lighting conditions. At first, I could not accept this
at face value, I had to understand why. Indeed the District 3 Traffic Engineer
assured me that HPS light was up there on Teton Pass. But I didn't believe it.
I thought he was mistaken. It thought his crews must have put LPS lamps in
there by mistake. If it was really HPS light up there, I had to understand why
that could be true given the webcam reporting otherwise. My prayers were
answered. The seed of understanding was planted in my mind by an Angel
of Light, in the form of this principle of limited dynamic range of CMOS
sensors which was taken advantage of by the low level of blue spectrum in
HPS lighting systems. No way would I ever take credit for the appearance
of that idea in my mind.
I hope the WYDOT people will
factor into their decision processes, when deciding how soon they are going
to return the Teton Pass to their native Metal Halide lighting, and how soon
they will implement a color-correction process in their traffic webcam network,
the importance of the principle of telling the truth at all opportunities, taking
note of this fact that their webcams are currently not telling the truth in this
area, and that this is something that should be remedied. The people of
Wyoming, and America at large, should not be misled about the nature
of HPS light. It is not yellow. It is pink/orange.
For Ascended Maser students, we
can use the Teton Pass snow plow images above, to help us understand what
the human aura looks like without a devotion to Divine Purpose, which is
represented by crystal blue light. Without the crystal blue light of Divine
Purpose alive in the aura, the aura cannot attain to a condition of pure
This helps us to understand that
whenever the Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet diverged from serving
the Divine Truth, and was pressured by various factors to serve a
personal vested interest, that her aura went instantly into an off
white color, which corresponds to a distorted perception of the truth.
How could it return to pure white, without letting go of the factor of
error that muddied the aura in the first place? This applies to all
Two factors help to trap leaders
within the web of their own errors. First, their own pride. Second, the
idolatry of their followers who will not question erroneous decisions.
Thus, as their leadership tenure continues on, the quality of their
decisions is becoming less and less anchored to the original divine
purpose for which power was first placed in their hands.
What is the formula for pure
white light in the aura? It is love (pink) aligned to Divine Purpose. It
is wisdom (yellow) aligned to Divine Purpose. In any situation where
the mind falls away from Divine Purpose, therefore, you would see an
instant muddying of the aura.
May you pass every test.
Historic Event on Teton Pass
As far back as I can remember, the Teton Pass webcams,
both West and East, had a prominent "LOW PRESSURE" indicator visible at the upper left hand
corner in every image. What exactly this message meant, appearing on every image, was
anyone's guess. On November 2, 2011, the "LOW PRESSURE" indicator was removed.
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:09 PM PDT||
The last "Low Pressure" image the Teton Pass West web
camera captured, was time stamped Nov. 2, 2011, 8:45am MST. The camera stayed with that image
for about 2 hours and 45 minutes. One would surmise that someone was working on the camera
during that time period. When the camera came back with live images, at 11:30am MST, the "LOW
PRESSURE" indicator was gone. And it has not returned.
Teton Pass West - The Last LOW PRESSURE Image
(Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, 8:45:10 am MST)
Teton Pass West - The First NON-LOW PRESSURE Image
(Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, 11:30:37 am MST)
Go here for current views.
I know some people are going to say "So What?"
When they hear this news. Not so, for those who are paying attention.
May you pass every test.