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.
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 moon over the city.
Very cool looking clouds and light.
Fun with light and monochromatic images.
More night shots.
Looks like a painting you see in those frame stores.
The moon climbs higher.
Upping the contrast, but note how the light is only on the bottom side of the moon.
More clouds creep in.
Tried out a long exposure on the moon. Makes for a nice image of the clouds.
Got the lighting of the city just right.
Up the saturation all the way to get this.
The eclipse begins.
The shadows arrive.
Bye bye moon.
1/3 of the way there.
Approx halfway there.
Past the halfway point and slowing the shutter some more.
And here come the clouds (the moon is all the way up top left).
Only a sliver left.
And the clouds win the battle.
Next week: We head up to the 2015 Fort Tryon Medieval Fest.