The Lunar Eclipse over NYC

Back on September 27th there was a lunar eclipse as well as a blood moon. Sadly, for those of us in the NYC area, the second the eclipse reached it’s apex and right before the blood moon itself, the clouds rolled in and never went away. It was my first time shooting the moon and I think I got some really nice images. Also met and sat with another photographer which made for a nice night sitting in NJ overlooking the Hudson River.

The moon is a much brighter light source than you realize when you start out, but the clouds look very cool.

The moon is a much brighter light source than you realize when you start out, but the clouds look very cool.

Taken with a 250 mm lens and handheld (that's how bright it is).

Taken with a 250 mm lens and handheld (that’s how bright it is).

The clouds sweep in front for a second creating a nice contrast.

The clouds sweep in front for a second creating a nice contrast.

The moon over the city.

The moon over the city.

Very cool looking clouds and light.

Very cool looking clouds and light.

Fun with light and monochromatic images.

Fun with light and monochromatic images.

More night shots.

More night shots.

Looks like a painting you see in those frame stores.

Looks like a painting you see in those frame stores.

The moon climbs higher.

The moon climbs higher.

Upping the contrast, but note how the light is only on the bottom side of the moon.

Upping the contrast, but note how the light is only on the bottom side of the moon.

More clouds creep in.

More clouds creep in.

Tried out a long exposure on the moon. Makes for a nice image of the clouds.

Tried out a long exposure on the moon. Makes for a nice image of the clouds.

Got the lighting of the city just right.

Got the lighting of the city just right.

Up the saturation all the way to get this.

Up the saturation all the way to get this.

The eclipse begins.

The eclipse begins.

The shadows arrive.

The shadows arrive.

Bye bye moon.

Bye bye moon.

1/3 of the way there.

1/3 of the way there.

Approx halfway there.

Approx halfway there.

Past the halfway point and slowing the shutter some more.

Past the halfway point and slowing the shutter some more.

And here come the clouds.

And here come the clouds (the moon is all the way up top left).

Only a sliver left.

Only a sliver left.

And the clouds win the battle.

And the clouds win the battle.

Next week: We head up to the 2015 Fort Tryon Medieval Fest.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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2 Responses to The Lunar Eclipse over NYC

  1. Nancy says:

    Great shots! It stayed clear out here in AZ. I went on top of a mountain with friends… and what a spectacular view we had! Those shots of NYC are spectacular!

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