posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:48 PM
While I've seen a lot of fantastic shots here taken with some fantastic equipment, I thought I'd share our shot. No need for fancy photographic
equipment! Shot was taken in central Victoria, where the sun was shining for a few hours.
Here's the method:
Take one home made telescope from the 1940's, comprising a down pipe, and a 3 inch refractor lens mounted on a block of wood, with the hood being
formed out of a container of baby food possibly from WW2.
Setup said telescope on a tripod, pointed at the sun.
Place an old greeting card approx 1 foot from the eyepiece
Extend eyepiece tube until a faint image of the sun appears on the greeting card
Focus eyepiece until Venus becomes sharp
Retrieve 10 year old Lumix digital camera, and take a photo of the greeting card image while card is blowing around in the wind
As you can plainly see, no post processing applied. The rippling 'sand dune' effect on the surface of the sun is actually the grain of the cardboard
on the greeting card lol.
p.s. sorry on behalf of the road-worker in the N.T. who severed the live feed cable.
edit on 5/6/2012 by outsidethesquare because: (no reason given)