Venus Transit at Sunset

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    8:28 pm, PDT (1:28 UTC, 7 June, 2012)
    Pacifica, CA, USA
    37.639477, -122.493869

    Canon Digital Rebel Xsi
    200 mm f2.8 L II, with Canon Extender EF1.4x II (448 mm equivalent).
    Kodak Wratten 2 Neutral Density Filter, ND 4.00 (13 stop equivalent)
    .5 sec., f/5.6

    No cropping
    Noise reduction
    Slight sharpening for the web.

    bodiegroup, Marc Briggs, ljrichter1, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. bats... 23 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is a swell shot, Alan!

    2. Stargazer95050 [now @ ipernity] 23 months ago | reply

      The level of clouds / haze makes the phot a lot more interesting

    3. s0ulsurfing 23 months ago | reply

      you sure thats not sensor dust? :)

    4. daver6sf@yahoo.com 23 months ago | reply

      Nice work Alan, did you take this from your back yard?

    5. DM Weber 23 months ago | reply

      A lovely shot of the setting sun, Venus not withstanding.

    6. leapin26 23 months ago | reply

      Alan, this is outstanding!!!

    7. Danny Crocker-Jensen 23 months ago | reply

      That's awesome! Here is a time-lapse I put together with all of my photos. danny.vidmeup.com/view?q=4fcf72e647981.flv

    8. 4Durt 23 months ago | reply

      Excellent! I wish I had thought of trying this.

    9. Aslam Kareem 23 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking view

    10. Robin-Wilson 23 months ago | reply

      Too cool catching the transit at sunset!!....fabulous shot!!

    11. stevehorn 23 months ago | reply

      Nice going Alan... I love the added drama using the horizon.

    12. kgrin 23 months ago | reply

      Cool--- I climbed to the highest point in D.C. and saw some lovely gray clouds.
      Even had the right filters... oh, well.

    13. albireo2006 23 months ago | reply

      Interesting how you got the early part of the event at sunset and I got the last part at sunrise on the other side of the world

    14. reneedunham 23 months ago | reply

      Alan, I am so grateful for this photo. We are in New Hampshire, experiencing many days of rain and overcast nights. No Venus transit for us mountain folk to observe right now - except from you.

    15. Swamibu 22 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot.

    16. Spyglass Hill 22 months ago | reply

      well done, Alan .. I was totally unprepared for this .. Knew about it .. just unprepared .. I see you were ready to go !!

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