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Yesterday, a last-in-a-lifetime event occurred; the planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun. With the next transit of Venus not due to take place until December 2117, many photographers worldwide took the opportunity to capture the historic moment.
Even some of the 500px team attempted to witness the transit using a pinhole projector method. It was an admirable effort by our Customer Support Rep Samantha who fashioned the projector out of a cereal box and a tinfoil tray (from our delicious lunch yesterday). Sadly, we failed miserably and, after ten minutes standing on the street outside the office, gave up.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to us, our COO Evgeny had escaped to Riverdale Park in Toronto where he was much more successful, capturing this awesome shot...
And Evgeny wasn’t the only one to share a Venus transit image on 500px. Lots of you were out there capturing the tiny black dot of Venus moving across the Sun. Here are some of those incredible shots:
Earlier today across various social media sites we announced that we’d choose our favourite Venus photograph shared by a member and grant the talented photographer a one year Plus account. And we can now tell you that the winner is... Kim Carter! Congratulations!