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astroman001

Transit Of Venus - Through The Clouds

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Hi all,

I got up at 4.30am BST, the sky was promising but there was clouds low down in the NE where the sun was rising. Still I stayed out, took a few photos of horses in the next field to me and a few cloud pics, then suddenly at around 05.35 BST the Sun broke through for a couple of minutes between the clouds and I managed to capture the attached image. I did manage to get two images, but this was the best one. The clouds actually add a bit of atmosphere (no pun etc). The image was taken with a Canon SX210 compact camera at max x14 zoom on a tripod, I think the exposure was 1/1250 sec at f/ 5.9 so I am doubly pleased to have got such a sharp image. I enlarged, cropped and tweaked in Photoshop.

Best regards

Peter

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I can't see a pic? Glad you got to see the transit, was totally clouded out here.

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Nice...wish I could've shot thru the clouds, but I would've needed an AK to get thru them.

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I agree Pete, the clouds actually add to enhance the image and give it a "moody" feel.

It's a great image and thanks for posting.

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Very nice capture and you're right, the clouds really does give it a different aura around it! I'm happy the clouds finally cooperated so you could experience the transit. I had pristine skies but I know many out there were completely blocked out of the show. :(

Isabelle

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Excellent - a very 'moody' shot

Would look good in a movie like Vanhelsink :)

Great shot :)

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