Friday, June 8, 2012
Transit of Venus
Like Ron said in the another post, it was quite a process of trying to photograph this rare event which happens every 105 years. It began with a trip to the local farm store for the purchase of a welding filter or as I like to call it my ND 45 filter. After I picked up the filter a mad dash home for a quick supper and getting the family in the car to head to Ron's house for a little help and guidance. Then came the fun part, using dad's camera equipment. We tried 2 or 3 different lens taking off and putting on filters, even a stuck on UV filter that took some ingenuity to remove. Finally we found the right combo of lens and ND 45 filter being hand held a few inches from the end of the lens. The bottom photo was taken shortly after the transit began. The top photo was about a hour and half later. The photos aren't aesthetically appealing but, get the opportunity to spend time with family and getting to photograph such a rare thing, more than makes up for that. Also I just wanted to let you guys know that I may not post or comment very much, but I do look at the blog everyday and really enjoy getting to see your photos. I just wanted to thank you all for sharing your knowledge and adventures with us.