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The Cost of Antarctic Photography
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright P. Hobbs - picture taken 1962 / 1963

Photography seems to have been a particularly popular hobby amongst Signy Fids over the years even when compared to other bases. Not surprising when the range of photographic opportunities on Signy is so rich and varied. Without going very far off base on almost any day there would be a whole range of scenic and wildlife photo opportunities. This bill from Peter Hobbs in the early 1960's who estimates that about 1/3rd of his earning on Signy were spent on photography - I think we can empathise with that!

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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