Ryan Walker Clouds First: Cumulonimbus

Ryan Walker Clouds First: Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus clouds over Broomfield, September 4th 4:24PM

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  • Michael Lloyd
    Oct 30, 2016 14:20

    Cool cloud, and i love the color in the foreground. Helps the artistic value of the image.

  • Schuyler Vandersluis
    Oct 24, 2016 12:19

    Great shot! This really shows the size and power of the cloud. It may help to increase shadows for a better visual effect

  • Daniel Luber
    Oct 19, 2016 14:18

    I like that you captured a rare cloud formation for this time of year. Definitely the most dramatic cloud formation in my perspective.

  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 17, 2016 23:49

    All of the colors in this image really catch the eye! Interesting that it looked like a pretty, sunny day in the foreground then there was a large isolated cumulonimbus cloud just a mile or so behind the house. Great job editing the image, I love all of the greens, golds, and the blue sky. The cloud has edges, like a cube. This is very interesting!

  • Sierra Castillo
    Oct 17, 2016 13:17

    This is a powerful image. I love that the house is right in the middle of the image, showing the contrast between the light and dark sky. The colors really make the image pop and help to contrast the white/grey of the clouds.

  • Marcus Gurule
    Oct 16, 2016 20:00

    I really like the variety of colors in the photo! The focus on this photo is really well. Great job!

  • Kate Gresh
    Oct 14, 2016 12:25

    1. The image is very bright and instills a cheery mood.
    2. The flow is clearly demonstrated.
    3. The photographic technique is colorful.

  • Daniel Baker
    Oct 14, 2016 12:23

    This photo is absolutely spectacular to the point where I could see it being a Microsoft desktop background. The verticality of the cloud is quite massive, but I almost wish i could see more of it. But, there is enough in the frame that I am satisfied with what is shown and I am glad the color contrast was used in depth to the point where the green and yellow pasture compliment each other. It is very eye-appealing. I can’t say the flowers are bright enough to where purple is another color that pops out, but they are small enough in the foreground and add a sense of picturesqueness to it all. As for artistic merit, I appreciate the use of the homes to give the clouds more scale. When a small object is put next to a large object, and both of them are shown in full, it tricks the eye into thinking that the objects are bigger or smaller than they appear. I enjoy images that pull this off. Catching this cloud at the right time must’ve been a very lucky coincidence.

  • Marco Gardi
    Oct 14, 2016 12:18

    Lovely image. Personally I prefer cloud images that incorporate some ground elements in the foreground because they’re less disorienting. The barn, the house, the fields, and the flowers all add to the artistic aspect of the image. I like the contrast between the idyllic scene in the foreground and the incumbent storm is great. However there might not be enough focus on the cloud itself in this case.

  • Zachary Cymanski
    Oct 14, 2016 12:17

    I like how you can see the start of what looks like could be a powerful storm. The overall image is very colorful.

  • James Julian
    Oct 14, 2016 12:16

    Art: I really like the color contrast of the bright highlights of colors from the flowers to the grass.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The depth of field that was used in this picture is well done with the flowers in the foreground being in focus as well as the clouds in the background.

  • Harrison Lien
    Oct 14, 2016 12:15

    The composition of this photo is really nice, with the contrast of the violet, the green, the yellow, and the sky itself. Clean crisp photo of the cloud, it’s cool to see the rain falling from it. The cloud is really well represented.

  • Brett Sibel
    Oct 14, 2016 12:14

    I really like the dramatic colors of the photo. Maybe focus more on the cloud. Wonderful photo.

  • Matthew Beckemeier
    Oct 14, 2016 12:14

    I like the contrast of the left side being bring and the right side being stormy. The foreground is aesthetically pleasing. Good color range as well.

  • Jason Savath
    Oct 14, 2016 12:14

    The grass and the clouds contrast really well.poor image quality on the phone. However, the image is still beautiful and well done.

  • David Leng
    Oct 14, 2016 12:14

    Really vibrant colors. The rain and the large cloud look amazing. Great photo!

  • Mark Noel
    Oct 14, 2016 12:11

    I like the foreground in this image! The cloud front is intimidating and interesting. Beautiful color contrasts

  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 14, 2016 11:46

    Beautiful colors. I like how the cloud is only on the right side of the image and blue sky on the left. Great focus and detail.

  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Oct 12, 2016 12:50

    Interestingly, the transition from green to brown grass with the lavender in the foreground makes an incredible setting for the clouds.

  • Max Scrimgeour
    Oct 12, 2016 12:50

    Really nice color in this photo it is super bright and stands out. i really like the contrast of the green and brown grass in the foreground of the photo.

  • Sean Harrison
    Oct 12, 2016 12:44

    The approach of the at first benevolent fluffy clouds changing into a dark deluge is a very nice effect. The house in the foreground adds to the feeling of impending darkness. Not sure how I feel about the lavender in front, it adds a little bit of happy to the image, and I don’t know if it fits in with the rest.

  • Theo Petrides
    Oct 10, 2016 21:55

    – The clarity in this photo is amazing!
    – I really like the capture of the front of the cloud really provides a sense of size.
    – Focus is well resolved and can even see some rain developing in the background.


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