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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
ISO160
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

17 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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