I don't think anyone will find this photo very interesting, unless they find astronomical phenomena exciting (which I do). This is probably the least "pretty" of all the photos in my photostream, but it is also probably the most unique. Pictured is the once in a lifetime transit of Venus across the surface of the Sun, viewed from New York.
Ingress Interior, or Contact II, is the stage of the transit when Venus passes completely in front of the Sun. This photo captures that exact moment.
This was a difficult photo to take. It goes without saying that the sun is very bright, so I needed to cut out as much light as possible- I focused to infinity before looking for the sun, turned off autofocus (since that would open the aperture up), put on a neutral density filter, and used the fastest shutter speed and lowest ISO possible. I also threw a pair of green Rayban sunglasses in the front- thus the green tint.
This may not be NASA grade, but for the first time, that 1/8000 sec exposure time was useful!
Canon EF-S 55-250mm
Rocketfish 2EV ND filter