I recently did a day trip to York River State Park to check out the hiking and mountain biking trails and stumbled onto something kind of neat. I noticed a odd contraption mounted on the railing and overlook for viewing Taskinas Creek. As you can in the photo, you place your smartphone in the cradle and take a picture. You then email it to the a subject line that designates the particular station – in my case, CBV101. There’s usually a little sign beneath the bracket that gives the simple instructions and probably indicates who is sponsoring the site.

A minute or two later I received a confirmation email with a link allowing me to watch the timelapse. This particular station has been active since March of 2021 and has almost 300 images submitted by 220 folks.

More information (including a map of the location of all the brackets) can be found at Check it out, see if any are near you, and get your photos in the timelapse.

Since then, I’ve found a few more:

  • NCR-107, Fort Macon State Park (11/05/2023)
  • NCR-108, Fort Macon State Park (11/05/2023)
  • NCR-106, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (11/05/2023)
  • NCR-102, Jockey’s Ridge State Park-Boardwalk (10/01/2023)
  • CBV-101, York River State Park (10/29/2022)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts