Just because I was curious, I took my photo of “Venus Alone” and cropped out the centre to just show the planet. No tampering with color, saturation, levels etc. The colors of the planet are just as the camera saw them on the night of March 9, 2009, though I suppose the Earth’s atmosphere probably modified what might be the true colors. Anyway, it was an experiment and I liked the outcome.
Taken with a Fuji S100FS camera at ISO 800 with the lens zoomed to 400mm. from my rear deck in North Saanich, Vancouver Island, Canada.