Matt Beckemeier: Clouds First

Matt Beckemeier: Clouds First

By Matt Beckemeier

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  • Schuyler Vandersluis
    Oct 24, 2016 12:29

    I like the distribution of clouds that you captured, you can tell they are moving pretty fast

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Oct 17, 2016 13:05

    I like the details visible in the clouds. The dark contrasts well with the light on the clouds. The sun beams look cool.

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  • Marcus Gurule
    Oct 16, 2016 20:12

    I really like this photo, it may just be an issue posting on the website but the photo is a little fuzzy. Overall I really like the way you captured these clouds!

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  • Joseph Straccia
    Oct 13, 2016 08:01

    Nice deep blue sky and light rays from the glare of the sun. The image has good tonal range and the clouds at the top of the photo are nicely outlined in light. You should experiment a little with your post to get your photo to show up at a higher quality. Maybe add a featured image that we could click on to see a higher resolution version.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 12, 2016 18:21

    I really like the dark blue sky with the sun’s rays peering through the clouds. It’s easy to tell the clouds and the effect of the sun’s rays are the focus of the image, but I also really like that you kept the outline of the mountain in the lower corner to imply the location. Great job capturing this image!

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Oct 12, 2016 14:01

    Good contrast, the light is a little overwhelming but it works well with the deep blues. Good depth of field and overall its a very happy picture.

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  • Katherine Yarnell
    Oct 12, 2016 12:45

    Like the framing the mountains supply and the cheerfulness of the image. The sun adds a nice feature to the photograph. I really like how there are multiple clouds in the image.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Oct 12, 2016 12:33

    1. The image is artistic and beautiful.
    2. The flow is clearly demonstrated.
    3. The photographic technique is nice and the highlights have good details.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Oct 12, 2016 12:21

    I like the rays of sunlight entering the image from the top of the frame. Definitely conveys a positive mood but also contains some dramatic elements like Bear Peak in the bottom right and the dark blue sky in the bottom left

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  • Jason Savath
    Oct 12, 2016 12:19

    Amazing contrast. The image is beautiful and definitely aesthetically pleasing. The flow is clearly seen.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Oct 12, 2016 12:19

    This photo is nice, the fluffiness of the clouds is nicely represented. Clear crisp photo, nice balance between the mountains, the blue sky, and the white clouds, with the sun going down through the middle. Really pleasing photo to look at.

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  • Daniel Luber
    Oct 12, 2016 12:18

    Well executed image of clouds. I appreciate the contrast between the different areas of the cloud in the image. I agree that the image portrays some happy aspects

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  • James Julian
    Oct 12, 2016 12:17

    Art: I really like the contrast between the dark colors underneath of the clouds and the light reflecting off of the cloud edges.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus of the Clouds is great, and the exposure is well done to achieve this effect.

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  • David Leng
    Oct 12, 2016 12:16

    I like the range of tones in the image. The sun above the clouds really gives the image a dramatic look.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Oct 12, 2016 12:15

    Very intriguing image, I particularly like the dark blue sky and how the blue contrast changes. The suns rays adds a nice touch along with the blacked out flatirons in the corner. Great photo.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Oct 12, 2016 12:15

    A higher quality image posted to the site would be great, your image on the screen in class was much higher quality than the image here. Good color balance and contrast between the cloud formations and the blue sky background.

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Oct 12, 2016 12:15

    I like the light diffraction of the sun in the photo. The clouds are very clean and pleasing to look at. Nice contrast in the photo.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 12, 2016 12:15

    Great contrast. I like the angle used and the sun behind the cloud at the top. Nice shades of blue.

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  • Max Scrimgeour
    Oct 12, 2016 12:14

    I like how the sun provides a special effect with the ray looking like it is coming directly into the user. A nice angle on the clouds and lots of different formations in the photo.

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Oct 12, 2016 12:14

    I like how the clouds are nicely dispersed all throughout the photo. The little ray of light that is coming through adds a nice detail. The dark mountain provides nice contrast to the light puffy clouds.

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  • Jeremiah Chen
    Oct 12, 2016 12:14

    I would like to see the high res version, but otherwise, the sun, blue sky, and whiteness of the clouds gives off a warm, happy vibe.

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  • Alexander Rosenberry
    Oct 12, 2016 12:14

    Nice and sharp. I like how you turned up the contrast a lot, and the deeper blues than normal in the sky. The sun flare is a nice effect, you managed to incorporate the sun without blowing out the whole image.

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Oct 12, 2016 12:13

    Really like the sun peaking through the top. Nice scatter of clouds and like the mountain sticking up in the corner.

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  • Mark Noel
    Oct 12, 2016 12:12

    Geat contrast, I like the black mountain and position of the Sun

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  • Sean Harrison
    Oct 12, 2016 12:11

    Possibly post a slightly higher quality jpeg to the site in the future. Nice contrast between the deep blues in the sky with the dark and white clouds. The mountains in the corner feel a little bit forced into the image, consider cropping them out. Good depth of field.

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  • Theo Petrides
    Oct 10, 2016 22:12

    – Clear and well focused photo.
    – The sun is a nice addition to showing the difference in contrast of different clouds.
    – Only suggestion I would have is to crop out the mountain, unless you are trying to show depth it seems a little unnecessary to only have part of a mountain and not the whole range.

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