• I would love to see this bit up close. - Peter Ribbeck
  • me too :-)))) - Yannick Lefevre
  • Closer, please! - Bushido Photo
  • Me too! - JC Strick
  • stunning!!!!! - gigarimini (busy on/off)
  • I like the composition. Just like this. EVERYBODY does "closer"... - rgdaniel
  • whats with the black square - niallmac
  • yah, cool shot, but this square shows that it was probably faked... bummer... on a photo that has nearly 8,000 hits in a single day :( - modenadude
  • the little cross like thing here makes it all the more powerful and sinister - storage66
  • Would be a nice composite if the rectangle weren't clearly visible. - Winterwaves

Jersey City

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© 2010 Steve Kelley

A view of Jersey City, NJ from New York City (NYC)'s Battery Park with the 2010 lunar eclipse on the winter solstice displayed above the skyline. Last night’s lunar eclipse December 2010 was the first time since 1638 that an eclipse coincided with winter solstice, making it a historic event.

To view all images in larger sizes and to download, purchase, or license please click here: Images from NY / NJ skylines shot from the ground: May 2010 - Dec 2010

HDR - Nikon d300

A note on this image: This is HDR / HDRI / DRI images composed of multiple exposures. The eclipsed moon is 3 exposures and the skyline 9 exposures. For a great tutorial on HDR please check out Trey's (Stuck in Customs) at: www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/

I felt given the height of the moon during full eclipse that it would have been obvious that I lowered the moon for this image. The colour combination is what i felt made the image work here. The moon was shot with a nikkor 50mm 1.8 and the skyline at Tokina 11mm - 16mm 2.8. I will post later a cropped version per a number of your suggestions.

For me Photography is a way to avail you the viewer of what i see or imagine and since i can't paint its the closest medium i can find that allows me to truly express what i see.

Thank you all for all the feedback - both positive and negative; i never edit the feedback ;) art that generates an emotional / visceral response and dialogue in my opinion is art.

If this were a shot for a newspaper or a fact driven media outlet then I am completely against any software / filter manipulation of any sort.


much appreciated,

Jay Fine, Greg David, and 1572 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Pipall 66 months ago | reply

    Simply beautiful! Fantastic work!

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  2. thegingerbreadman 66 months ago | reply

    I wish i could use this as my wallpaper, its just amazing...*drools*

  3. joyousflicks 66 months ago | reply

    Absolutley Fabulous!

  4. 001100110 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    flickr is fickle. but you already know this.

  5. stefan.frerichs 66 months ago | reply

    night feeling!!!!

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  6. The Orange Princess [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    Nice job!

  7. ibcali 66 months ago | reply


  8. Antakistas 65 months ago | reply


    is great, congratulations.


  9. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    AWESOME ! love it !!!

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  10. availigh photo 63 months ago | reply

    ya i gotta say i like this one better than the cropped to

  11. Alc3D 60 months ago | reply

    This is awesome, what's that black box around the moon?

  12. Danielsson Fredrik 57 months ago | reply

    This is so surreal, love it!

  13. Shahriar Shahidi [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    Wonderful and mysterious

  14. Cordula Schaefer — cordugram.com [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    Stunning photo. Love the dramatic colors!

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