Jury Rigged Transit of Venus

So this is ridiculous and awesome all at the same time. I don't have proper lenses or filters for shooting something like this, but I had to try. This was just with my 75mm, with a polarizing filter that doesn't actually fit held to the front of the lens and shot through double paned glass. Which is the reason for the double sun, and the only reason I actually got Venus! The reflected sun was dim enough that you can see the planet crossing it's surface. It's not a great photo, but at the same time, I kinda feel like it's an amazing photo...just for the fact that I actually managed to see this special event. :)


1. Angie Bare

2. no affiliation

3. Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 00:30:00 UTC

4. USA, Lakewood, Washington

5. 47.1719° N, 122.5172° W

6. Nikon D90 with Tamron 28-75mm lens


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Taken on June 5, 2012