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Monday, June 30, 2014

Monthly Theme Day - Celebrating Summer

Every first of the month, the City Daily Photo community members post a photo that interprets a single theme.  This month, the theme is Celebrating Summer.  Please follow this link to see all the wonderful photos from round the world!

As for my interpretation, it might take a bit of explanation.  I am an Amateur Radio operator - a ham.  My call sign is KC2HIZ.  One of my hobbies is radio contesting - in particular, microwave radio contesting.  I'm a member of the RPI Radio Club and one of the things the club likes to do is to carry a bunch of gear up to the summit of Mt Greylock, MA.  We build these towers, then climb them and put these dishes on them.  Actually, there are 6 other towers we set up but this was all I could fit into one frame!  I'm on my tower, looking roughly southeast.  What a view!  For me, this is how I celebrate the start of summer.

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number7.1
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/500
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. This is pretty unique way to celebrate summer Buck, excellent image!

  2. What a great way to celebrate summer. The view is terrific. MB

  3. You definitely win the prize for the most interesting celebration of summer! That looks like a lot of fun. The photo brings the film Contact to mind.

  4. sounds like you enjoy it and thats what (summer) fun is all about

  5. Excellent choice for the theme day, love it!

  6. Fabulous! Love the shot and well done on keeping those airways live.

  7. Buck, I"m in awe of the way YOU are celebrating summer. I love the view too!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. As it loaded on my phone screen, I was struck by how much it reminded me of a sky full of dirigibles!

  9. Now this is a great way to celebrate and very helpful too!

  10. Shalom Buck. You climbed all the way up there?? With your big camera?! Wow, you deserve a prize for bravery AND for the most exciting and unique photo about celebrating summer.
    I never heard of radio contesting and had to read about it. What fun!
    I think being a ham and being a blogger go hand in hand.

  11. That's a great view and incredible way of celebrating summer!

  12. Well, I often do climb summits during the summer, but never lugging towers behind me! :-)

  13. Now that's certainly unique! It looks like a great view but getting there isn't a proverbial walk in the park, is it? Enjoy that hard-earned vista...and the signals you'll get, too.

  14. This is one of the more unique celebrations of summer I've seen. Must be a lot of work, but glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  15. Wow! What an absolutely amazing thing to do!


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