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Today we went to my alma mater – Harvey Mudd College to check out the Transit of Venus.   HMC was holding a special event for alumni.  The Transit of Venus is a once every 100+ year event where Venus crosses between the Earth and the Sun.  The next one will be 2117.

Check out my cool photo!  I shot this on my Canon 7D at f/16, ISO100, 1/80 at 135mm (with a tripod and a solar filter).

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Everyone also got some cool solar viewing glasses.

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Here we are outside of Galileo hall.

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We then went on a mini-tour of the campus.  The girls decided to pretend lecture at Galileo Hall.

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Get Out of Auto Mode

Last weekend I took a photography class from Hector Gonzalez in Long Beach. The class was about 14 hours in a single day and covered all the basic concepts to control your camera in full manual mode.  We got to practice hundreds of shots at different apertures, shutter speeds ISO’s and compositions.

Check out some of my pictures

This first one is the same camera angle at different apertures (F/3.5 on the left and F/36 on the right).

  

Here are three more of the Queen Mary in Long Beach at different times.  The last one is in the evening at a 5000 ISO setting without a tripod.

Here are a couple of nice sunset/dusk pictures.

Finally, here are some night time shots using a tripod and a 20-30 second exposure time.

I can’t wait till the 4th of July to capture some great fireworks photos.  Check out his class…. its well worth your time.

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