Clouds First | 10/06/2016 | Peter Brunsgaard

Clouds First | 10/06/2016 | Peter Brunsgaard

Cumulus clouds in an unstable atmosphere, taken facing south-west from South Boulder on September 3rd, 2016 at 5:18 PM. The report can be found here.

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Figure 1: Final edited image.
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Figure 2: Skew-t plot for September 3rd, 2016

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  • Marcus Gurule
    Oct 16, 2016 20:42

    This is a great photo! I like the artistic view that you were going for but the elements can be a little distracting.

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  • Daniel Bateman
    Oct 13, 2016 10:27

    I really like the foreground-background contrast, it is quite visually interesting. The saturated area around the sun doesn’t seem to detract from the image, and actually adds to the contrast. nice work!

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  • Branden Goldenberg
    Oct 11, 2016 13:46

    The nature in the photo adds a nice touch, it guides the eye to the clouds which is the focus of the photo which is great. This image has Colorado written all over it! When I think of a nice summer day here, that is the picture I get in my head, very well done.

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Oct 10, 2016 11:18

    The detail captured is very nice. I like the nature feel of the image; it makes me want to go outside. Great job of keeping the image about the clouds and supplementing it with the plants; that can be hard to do.

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  • Katherine Yarnell
    Oct 10, 2016 08:45

    Cool artistic angle. The trees add perspective to where you were. Also, the trees being really dark add a nice framing effect while also not distracting the eye.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 9, 2016 23:30

    Great image! I really like the sun in the image, it creates color variation in the sky that wouldn’t otherwise be present. It was very creative of you to include the grass. I love that there is only a slight amount of visible green on the stalks, it makes it so the main focus of the image is still to the clouds in the sky.

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  • Joseph Straccia
    Oct 9, 2016 11:30

    Nice take on the cloud photo by using a different perspective. The image has a full range of contrast although including the sun causes the rest of the image to be pretty dark. Given that the image has such good contrast and color is not a critical element of the scene it may make a compelling black and white photo, possibly with some adjustment to contrast and brightness to bring a little more light and detail to the shadows.

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Oct 8, 2016 11:40

    way to get artsy man, I think the lavender adds a nice touch. I like the warmth the image is conveying.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Oct 7, 2016 12:32

    1. Artistically fantastic image with dramatic clouds and very nice composition with the plants so the image is interesting.
    2. The flow is well demonstrated.
    3. The photographic technique is good- cropping the image slightly on the left side may improve it.

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  • Daniel Luber
    Oct 7, 2016 12:30

    The art statement of the flare and blown out portion is cool. Also the large range of lighting leads to a great amount of variety in the photo.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Oct 7, 2016 12:27

    The sun offers some unique depth to the clouds as it makes some transparent and others opaque. The plant stalks offer some unique perspective, I can’t tell if it would be better with them as they are, repositioned or totally removed. Good clouds regardless.

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  • Mark Noel
    Oct 7, 2016 12:26

    I like the lavender in the image! The clouds are clear with good contrast!

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Oct 7, 2016 12:26

    I like how the image was almost taken pointed fully upward. The image doesn’t have a “boring” spot as every part of the image adds to the completeness. Not a big fan of the lavender stock in the middle of the image though, might be better off in the corner or taken out completely.

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  • Matthew Beckemeier
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Great photo! It is very sharp and the clouds look sharper the closer they are to the sun.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    The contrast makes the clouds very bright. I like how all the clouds seem to have a different texture to them.

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  • Jason Savath
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Great definition and depth of image. The contrast is amazing as well. A unique angle.

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  • Hunter Miller
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Like the contrast between the bright and how you dont lose the detail in the clouds around it. I also like how the trees are almost completely black and the artsyness is very nice. You are a natural Petey

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  • Maxfield Scrimgeour
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    I like the perspective of he photo. feels like you are lying on the ground looking up into the photo. nice light airy clouds to give the photo a warm feel.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Nice angle. The trees/lavender stalks are a great touch. Sun is a little too bight though.

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Really cool picture! These clouds look like they could be on one of those hallmark cards about entering heaven. The lavender is a creative touch! Definitely adds to the photo and frames the sun.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Oct 7, 2016 12:25

    Nice dynamic range, I like the framing of the vegetation and trees at the bottom. Artistically, the soft edges of the plant on the right edges is a nice touch. The clouds look nicely poofy.

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  • Sean Harrison
    Oct 7, 2016 12:24

    The flowers in the image add a nice touch. Nice giant orb of fire in the sky, it contrasts well with some of the darker elements in the clouds. Excellent focus and DOF.

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  • Alexander Rosenberry
    Oct 7, 2016 12:24

    Wide angle lens makes this feel very ‘first person’ which i am a fan of. Lots of nice contrast as well.

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  • James Julian
    Oct 7, 2016 12:24

    Art: The color contrast between the background and clouds is great.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus of the clouds is fantastic, especially since they have very soft edges.

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  • Theo Petrides
    Oct 7, 2016 12:24

    – The detail in this image is very clear.
    – The sun adds a lot of contrast between the clouds and shrubbery.

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Oct 7, 2016 12:23

    Nice spot for a photo, really like the location with the trees and plants up close and then clouds further out.

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