Ryan Neff – Cloud First

Sunrise on Sunday, March 4th overlooking Buckley Air Force Base’s flight line. This was taken at approximately 05:45 AM. I used iPhoto to post process my image. I started by cropping the image to focus in on the hangars in the distance and the focal point of the clouds. I then increased the contrast and boosted the colors to create the silhouette effect on the hangars while also encompassing the beautiful colors in the clouds.

 

Original, unedited image of my Cloud First post

 

Skew-T diagram of Denver at approximately 12Z on March 4th, 2018., approximately 15 minutes after my image was taken. This Skew-T is courtesy of uwyo.edu

 

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  • Michael Guenther
    Apr 16, 2018 17:06

    A beautiful picture through and through, the colors are captivating.

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  • Philip Nystrom
    Mar 14, 2018 11:48

    Great colors, the editing is perfect. I also like the buildings in the foreground. Nothing I would change.

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  • Jacob Chapin
    Mar 14, 2018 11:47

    Amazing colors and nice effect of silhoute of the building. Cool image and great clouds.

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  • Julian Quick
    Mar 14, 2018 11:45

    Nice job. I like the splotchy cloud on top.

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  • Lea Mattson
    Mar 14, 2018 11:45

    These clouds are beautiful. It is interesting to see the different colors in the clouds of different altitudes.

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  • Lucas Sorensen
    Mar 14, 2018 11:45

    Excellent image, I love the darkness of the foreground contrasted with the lights, and the colors are very rich and make a strong statement. There are a lot of parallel horizontal lines in the image, which I also like.

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  • Daniel Petrykowski
    Mar 14, 2018 11:45

    Great photo. The low level clouds look uniform. I wonder how far this weather system/cloud formation extends north and south.

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  • Zachary Marshall
    Mar 14, 2018 11:45

    Incredible shot. Sunrises really can add some beautiful colors to the sky so nice job capturing that. I like the orange and yellow in the back and the pink up front.

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  • Riley Kenyon
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    The composition of this image is amazing, the colors also really make the image pop. The blue sky is accentuated by the pink and orange clouds. The silhouette of the buildings is a nice touch.

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  • Gabriel Elbert
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    Awesome image. The bright orange clouds clouds are reminiscent of America’s unmatched firepower.

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  • Beautiful color, Nice picture. Good job on frame and lighting.

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  • Abigail Rastatter
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    Excellent coloring. I also really like the juxtaposition of the geometric and obviously human element of the building with the natural beauty of the sunrise. Great work.

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  • Wesley Caruso
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    Beautiful sunrise! The colors in this photo are amazing and I really like the design choice to silhouette the buildings and keep the lights.

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  • Cyron Completo
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    This image is absolutely beautiful. The clouds that you captured seem like they are on fire, the warm colors are so vivid and nicely saturated, especially when compared to the silhouette of the air force base building. I really like your choice in including the lights in the image. Usually they would be distracting, but they act like point lights that emphasize specific points of the image. Great job.

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  • Geya Kairamkonda
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    I like the yellows against the black silhouette. Great image!

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  • John Monahan
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    I really like the contrast that you were able to get with this image. I like the vast range of colors that you were able to get here.

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  • Gabriel McGann
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    Really striking colors, and I love the silhouette with the lights in the foreground.

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  • Casey Cooter
    Mar 14, 2018 11:44

    Love the darkness of the scenery. The colors on this look beautiful , and everything is really nicely focused. Great photo!

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  • Madison Emmett
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    I love the colors of the sky and complete shadows of the buildings. The clouds are really beautiful too.

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  • Hanwen Zhao
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    Beautiful image, love the framing, color and the foreground.

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  • Jacob Lanier
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    Really striking image! I love the sunrise colors in the clouds, and the contrast between the sunset and the silhouette of the hanger is fantastic.

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  • Lara Buri
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    The cloud at the top of the image is my favorite part of the photo. The lightpole with the bright light is very distracting, maybe consider using the clone stamp or crop the light?

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  • Jordan Nahabetian
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    Absolutely beautiful. The color is incredible and the image is picture perfect.

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  • Cody Williams
    Mar 14, 2018 11:43

    Beautiful sunset and hues of color in this image. Great contrast and saturation

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