A week ago today was the Venus Transit. What was the Venus Transit? It was when the planet Venus passed between the Sun and the Earth. The next Venus Transit will not take place until 2117.
Rob and I are
astrology astronomy geeks. Though he was out of town, the kids and I used Rob’s welding lenses to witness the celestial event. Just like I’ve used sunglasses to act as a filter for my camera, I thought I’d try using Rob’s welding lenses as a filter. My hope was to capture the event on film. To say I am thrilled with the results is an understatement. This picture is going down as one of my all time favorite shots.
Honestly, I can’t believe I took it. I look at the picture and think it is a professional shot. I’m good.
I cropped this picture, added the arrow, and added my name, no other modifications were made.
29 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 164”
My nephew took a picture of it also and I was amazed at how wonderful it turned out–just like yours!!! He used welding glasses also. Amazing what we can see if we look, right?? Kudos for a perfect shot!
Very cool, Beth Ann! Does your nephew weld as a hobby? Rob wishes he had time to weld more. I am glad he was able to capture the moment on film, too. It really was amazing.
No—he is a Wildlife Biologist—I imagine it was specifically gotten just for the viewing but I could be wrong about that! 🙂
*sigh* I kinda like it. Thanks, Kim!
That’s so cool! What’d the kids think?
Oma, the kids loved it. We even had to get in the car and find a place to see it one last time before bed. That’s actually when I took the picture – during the last viewing. I was so happy to share the moment with the kids.
Your amazement comes through in every word, Lenore. Don’t blame you, this photo tells a story.
Blessings – Maxi
Thank you, Maxi. I think I’ve reached the point of gloating, which is not good. I should return to my hole. 🙂
Good job, Lenore! It’s not often we get a picture of the sun!
Thank you, Patti.
You are going to have to stop being so talented or I cannot hang out with you anymore.
I have a long way to go to catch up to your talent, K8. Please keep hanging out with me. 🙂
WOW! Nice work!!!
Wasn’t it just a few posts ago you said you weren’t a pro with the camera! You have got to be kidding!! That is just amazing and I am sooo impressed. Your boys must think you are the coolest mom EVER! Thanks so much for sharing! I saw a lot of stuff about it on the television, but not by anyone I know personally … well, OK, I don’t REALLY know you personally, but sometimes it “feels” like I do! Good job!!!
Thank you, Steve.
Wow! That is very cool! Well done, Lenore!
Thank you, Darla.
That is *awesome*! Are you going to make an album of all of these pictures when you’re done? You so should! I used something called MyPublisher to make my own wedding album, and it was awesome!
Is MyPublisher a website? I am going to put all these photos together in an album. I planned on using Shutterfly, but I really just want the pictures and no words. I’m finding Shutterfly really pushes you to make it personal. To me – the pictures tell the story. I’ll look into MyPublisher. Thanks for mentioning it.
It was actually an application that I downloaded, and it will let you make the pictures fill the page without words (I didn’t use any captions), and then I got it in hardcover with a slipcover. It charges you based on number of pages and other options, but it was a fraction of the cost of a professional wedding album! This was 4 years ago, though, so things may have changed…hmm… looks like they’re alive and well: http://www.mypublisher.com/
Amazing!! This is the best shot of the event I have seen yet! Way to go!
Thank you, Chris. You are too kind. (I’ll take it!) 🙂
Well it was very very sincere!
What a great capture on this event, well done. 🙂
Hello Mags. Thank you very much.
Looks like something from a textbook, Ms. D!
I mean – I would guess it does.
It’s been LIGHT-YEARS since I’ve looked through one.
Thanks, SIG. I haven’t picked up a textbook in years, either, SIG. So, I can neither confirm nor deny your statement. 🙂