Joseph Straccia: Clouds Second – Altocumulus Lenticularis over the Front Range in a stably stratified atmosphere

Joseph Straccia: Clouds Second – Altocumulus Lenticularis over the Front Range in a stably stratified atmosphere

By Joseph Straccia for Clouds Second

Altocumulus lenticularis over the Front Range in a stably stratified atmosphere on Oct 20 2016 at 6:18PM MT, a few minutes after sunset. Image was taken facing west from Erie, Colorado, USA.

 

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  • Daniel Luber
    Dec 10, 2016 15:02

    Very cool image and great lenticular subject. The lighting on the bottom is exceptional. I can see the patients that it took. Any post processing didn’t compromise the realism of the phenomenon as well, great job.

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Dec 6, 2016 19:28

    The colors are phenomenal. The contrast really brings out the shadows and gives the image depth. It has a very alien feel to it.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Nov 16, 2016 15:49

    Incredible image! I really like the colors that you have captured and enhanced, allowing the contrast between the glowing orange faces of the clouds contrast the dark shadowing. Great job!

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  • Tiangen Ge
    Nov 16, 2016 12:36

    Looks like a tuft of horsehair. Really like the shape and the color.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Nov 16, 2016 12:34

    1. Lovely artistic image.
    2. Physics are well shown.
    3. Vibrant colors and great focus.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Nov 16, 2016 12:33

    awesome image, the natural color and contrast is amazing. Too bad you couldn’t get the stacked effect but this is impressive none the less. The bright edge of the cloud resembles the sharp edge of a knife

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Nov 16, 2016 12:33

    The incredibly crisp and well defined orange edges make this image amazing. The contrast of the colors are equally amazing.

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  • James Julian
    Nov 16, 2016 12:33

    Art: I really like the color contrast of the bright sky background with the brighter cloud that is the focus of this piece.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus of the clouds is great, and the post processing did help focus this piece.

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  • David Leng
    Nov 16, 2016 12:33

    Very unique photo. The clouds formation is easily visible in this image. The focus is very clear.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Nov 16, 2016 12:33

    Great focus and great cropping/sizing for the main cloud to take over the entire frame. The orange/dark contrast in the cloud is very well illustrated. Great cloud, well done.

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  • Daniel Bateman
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    Really nice example of a lenticularis cloud. The lighting with its variety of colours really make the image.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    Amazing photo quality. I like how the cloud focused in the center is a different color than the clouds in the background. Definitely publishable. Great job.

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    Awesome photo. The cloud looks like a spaceship. Love how the lenticular cloud is orange and then you have yellow ones on the bottom. Both colors are a beautiful contrast to the blue in the sky. Perfect white balance adjustment

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  • Jason Savath
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    This is my favorite image so far. I really like the red ring like cloud. Great contrast and high definition.

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  • Branden Goldenberg
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    Amazingly colorful photograph. The contrast in the cloud is great, showing how low the sun was at the time.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Nov 16, 2016 12:32

    The unique formation captured is not only visually appealing but also is a great medium for explaining the physics present in the image that were driving the cloud phenomenon.

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  • Mark Noel
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    WOW just beautiful!! love the color and contrast! Great job

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    Super awesome capture of this cloud structure. Looks like a spaceship and the image contains very vibrant colors which look fantastic.

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  • Theo Petrides
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    – Amazing photo! It looks like a really well-resolved carrot colored mothership traveling through the sky.
    – Nice find with this cloud.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    Nice photo, good coloring. Interesting cloud! Nice representation of the flow phenomenon.

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  • Maxfield Scrimgeour
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    Excellent lighting and focus on this cloud. The deep orange color really adds to the photo. Looks like a tear in the sky that is providing a look into a different galaxy where the lower cloud is the surface of an orange planet. Overall really great image.

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Nov 16, 2016 12:31

    Really incredible image. The small ring of orange in the middle of the cloud is really cool. Really sharp focus which result in very crisp edges on the cloud.

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  • Alexander Rosenberry
    Nov 16, 2016 12:30

    Wow, what a photo. The orange you got on that main cloud really stands out from the yellow background clouds. I also really like your choice to crop out the horizon, it really draws focus to the main cloud.

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  • Sean Harrison
    Nov 16, 2016 12:30

    Beautifully vibrant colors in the cloud. Consider cropping out the other clouds in the bottom of the picture and really bring the focus onto the colored cloud. Contrast and focus are good.

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