It was a bright partly sunny day. The transit was to begin just after 5:00 our local time. Jake made a pinhole camera out of a cardboard tube and we could see the projection of the sun on a piece of paper. But I wanted a picture.
You can't just take a picture of the sun. Maybe at sunrise and sunset, with the polarization of light. I can take pictures of the moon with pretty good success, but this was my first attempt.
Jake has a set of dental x-rays he needs to take to an oral surgeon to have his wisdom teeth out...sometime...and luckily he's procrastinating because I put the dark exposed part of the film over the lens and got this result: