Michael Lloyd: Clouds First

Michael Lloyd: Clouds First

Altostratus to altocumulus transition

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  • Schuyler Vandersluis
    Oct 24, 2016 12:39

    Very interesting cloud captured. I like the pattern it makes, it looks very textured. I wonder what physics is responsible for that separation

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  • Marcus Gurule
    Oct 16, 2016 20:24

    Great photo! At first glance it doesn’t even look like a picture of clouds. It is amazing that you were able to capture this on a phone. Great work!

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  • Katherine Yarnell
    Oct 12, 2016 12:27

    Really great focus, especially knowing that it was taken from an iPhone. Like how the sky is the only object in the photo.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 10, 2016 23:56

    Very cool image! The light clouds in the deep blue sky look like soap or foam in the ocean. I like that the only object in the image is the cloud. No question what the motivation was. Great job capturing the image as well, it looks very clean.

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  • Theo Petrides
    Oct 10, 2016 22:26

    – Interesting clouds! It’s like almost if you can touch them.
    – I would perhaps suggest rotating it so that it fits the full frame in post processing with still having some blue in the background.

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  • Joseph Straccia
    Oct 10, 2016 19:44

    Definitely a cool cloud. The range of textures is nice. The cloud looks particularly interesting in the bottom left.

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  • Preston Marcoux
    Oct 10, 2016 14:21

    I’m very impressed you were able to get this image while driving, nothing distracting about the image and its very pleasing.

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  • David Leng
    Oct 10, 2016 12:37

    I like the contrast of the blue skies with the clouds. The formation of the clouds gives this image texture.

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  • Jeremy Parsons
    Oct 10, 2016 12:36

    This is a very interesting cloud formation, I especially enjoy the high altitude textures that also display some vorticity within the flat formations. There is good contrast in the clouds and colors but he image focus is lacking in some locations, likely just a drawback of being on the move and taking the photo on your phone.

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  • James Julian
    Oct 10, 2016 12:36

    Art: I really like the contrast between the cloud and the sky background, the white in this picture looks so pure.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus of the Clouds is great, especially with the type of cloud being captured.

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  • Stephanie Mora
    Oct 10, 2016 12:36

    This picture makes me feel like I’m falling through the sky and looking up at the clouds as I fall. I love how there’s a concentrated gradient of clouds and then kinda fluffs off to little specs. Love how blue the sky is too.

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  • Tianzhu Fan
    Oct 10, 2016 12:35

    High altitude clouds. Very clean picture that only have blue and white colors. Refreshed and enjoyable!

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  • Alexander Rosenberry
    Oct 10, 2016 12:35

    Interesting subject material, i like the very high up clouds in contrast to the low horizons we have been looking at. It makes the flow of the clouds very pleasant to look at. The deep blue tones of the sky are very nice as well.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Oct 10, 2016 12:35

    I like how you can see the transition of clouds from choppiness to smoothness all in one image. It almost looks as if this could be an image of some substance flowing in water.

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  • Jason Savath
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    Amazing formation of clouds that clearly shows the fluid flow of the clouds. The blue and the white is contrasted well. Unusual formation of clouds.

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    The clouds in this photo are exceptionally cool! It shows a good variety of different clouds in one shot.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    Awesome texture and detail in the clouds. I like the angle the image was taken from. At what elevation were the clouds?

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  • Jeremiah Chen
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    Very interesting cloud structures. I like that they seem kind of wispy. The whiteness of the clouds contrasts very nicely with the blue sky.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    The texture of the cloud is a cool effect. I like the patterns that you can see within the two different types of clouds. The visible line between the clouds is an interesting thing to see, I’m curious as to why this boundary is so definitive.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    1. The dramatic vertical composition of the image is very nice.
    2. The flow is clearly demonstrated.
    3. The photographic technique is great and the focus is really nice – especially driving and out a moon roof.

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  • Ryan Walker
    Oct 10, 2016 12:34

    Art: Very interesting pattern in the cloud
    Flow: Cloud is very clear and shows a cool transistion of clouds
    Photographic technique: Really good contrast for Iphone shot

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  • Sean Harrison
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    Contrast between the clouds and deep blues of the sky is good. The image is a little blurry, but well done for an iPhone on a highway. Fascinating to see the clouds breaking up in a pretty discrete line.

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  • Daniel Luber
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    I appreciate the composition of the photo. I almost would like to see it in a monochromatic setting, might bring out the contrast more. I like the blue of the photo. very good coloring.

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  • Max Scrimgeour
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    I like the way that the clouds appear to be just smeared across the sky. it is really cool how you can visualize the way that the wind is moving through the clouds.

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    The texture is very clear, I feel as though I could reach out and touch it. The detail is impressive for an iPhone. The visual representation of the flow is evident and super interesting.

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  • Ryan Daniel
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    Really nice image, I like how it captures just the clouds and sky with no other distracting elements. Very crisp and clear capture.

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  • Brett Sibel
    Oct 10, 2016 12:33

    Love the focus on just the cloud and no other landscape environments. It really sets it apart from other photos. So impressed this was taken with an iphone! wonderful work.

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  • Mark Noel
    Oct 10, 2016 12:32

    I really like these high clouds! great contrast. Iphone! wow

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