Cloud 2 // Chad Sloan

Cloud 2 // Chad Sloan

 

This picture was taken for the first could assignment.  The image that I was trying to capture was an altocumulus during sunset.  This was the only photo that I captured during this sun set.  I like the look of it so much I felt like there wasn’t a need to take another one.

This picture was taken in downtown boulder on Pearl street.  It was taken on September 1st at 7:41pm.  I was facing west and pointing my phone camera at about an angle of 45 degrees from horizontal.

 

The clouds that are in my photo are altocumulus clouds.  You can tell that they are altocumulus clouds because on that day there was a cape of 244, which shows that it was barley unstable.  It also shows that the clouds were at an altitude of 7000 meters.  Because of the height and the unstable atmosphere, it shows that the cloud is an altocumulus.  Below is the skew-t plot that helps show the altitude and the cape.

In order to take this picture, I used my iPhone 7.  The iPhone has a dimension of 3024 pixels by 4032 pixels.  It also has Focal Length of 4mm, F-stop of f/1.8, ISO-32 and exposure time of 1/30.  During post processing I decided to keep the photo pretty original, the only thing that I changed was cropping out a light pole.

This image reveals the beauty of nature.  I really like how the final image came out.  I feel like it shows the cloud off very well.  I really like the color that is seen in this image.  The light pink that comes through really helps make the image pop.  The only thing that I would like to do is to improve the focus overall, I feel like to do this I would have to use a better camera.

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  • Brandon Gushlaw
    Nov 28, 2018 12:43

    Great shot. The clouds are in great focus and good detail. Why did you choose to make it portrait and include the mountains?

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  • I really like the depth of this image. I have a hard time getting all of the information within this image with how large it is. Maybe try cropping the top portion of the image?

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  • Noah Granigan
    Nov 28, 2018 12:07

    Cool image, I like how you can see the bottom plane of the clouds really well.

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  • Winston Douglas
    Nov 28, 2018 12:02

    I like the image and how vast everything looks, I think this has to do with the fact that you included the mountains in the image too.

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  • Wenjin Li
    Nov 26, 2018 12:39

    Great image. The depth of view looks awesome.

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  • I love the many layers and the clumping of altocumulous that can be seen quite well. It isn’t often that we get such a long view of these clouds.

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  • Chris Davidoff
    Nov 26, 2018 12:07

    I like the depth in this image, it’s very nice! The contrast works very well

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  • William Tse
    Nov 26, 2018 12:05

    Very natural feel and great range on the picture. Nice edit on the contrast as well.

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  • Joseph Ryan
    Nov 26, 2018 12:05

    I like how densely filled the sky is. The slight points of blue poking out add a nice touch.

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  • Jeremy Aparicio
    Nov 26, 2018 12:05

    Really like the contrast in this image. Being able to see all the different layers gives a nice image.

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  • Michael Karns
    Nov 26, 2018 12:04

    Nice image! I like how the viewer can see the mountains for a reference.

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  • Ivan Komodore
    Nov 26, 2018 12:03

    I like all the layers that are visible and it looks very expansive. The mountains are a good back drop too.

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  • Garrett Gerchar
    Nov 26, 2018 12:03

    Really cool photo, like the variation of tonalities in the clouds and the variety of the clouds in the image

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  • Justin Truong
    Nov 26, 2018 12:03

    Great job! I really like the density of these clouds

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  • Owen Brown
    Nov 26, 2018 12:02

    Great showing the different layers of clouds. I think the post processing made the clouds pop.

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  • Hana Kieger
    Nov 26, 2018 12:02

    Nice image – the contrast of the white and shadowed part of the clouds is really nice and helps to see the cloud definition.

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