Yadira Valadez – Cloud First

Yadira Valadez – Cloud First

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  • Michael Lloyd
    Oct 30, 2016 14:18

    I like the color, but there is also a bit of noise. What camera and settings did you use? Also there is a lightpole at the bottom which would be easily removed in photoshop

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  • Schuyler Vandersluis
    Oct 24, 2016 12:11

    Great job bringing out the vibrant colors. I like the contrast with the mountains.

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  • Daniel Luber
    Oct 19, 2016 14:22

    The focus is pretty good. I am concerned that your iso might be a little too high. The colors are very good. I would almost say that the top half of the image doesn’t add much.

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  • Alexander Thompson
    Oct 18, 2016 10:15

    Incredible colors in this photo! The light coming through the mountains and clouds is just fascinating to look at, and I love the full range of yellow, orange, pink, and purple in the clouds in front of a light green and blue sky. The only recommendation I have is erasing the light pole using Clone Stamp in Photoshop. Otherwise, this is a great image focused on the clouds but having the mountainous horizon assumes the location.

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  • Sierra Castillo
    Oct 17, 2016 13:20

    Great colors! I like the dispersion of the clouds towards the edge of the image. The mountains compliment the image nicely. That one line of black (a pole or tree, maybe?) is pretty distracting. Perhaps that could be edited out in Photoshop.

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  • Marcus Gurule
    Oct 16, 2016 19:56

    This sunset photo was captured quite well! I would like to see what it would look like if you bumped up the contrast to make the mountains black. Overall great photo!

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  • Daniel Baker
    Oct 14, 2016 12:39

    This photo’s colors are absolutely fantastic. No matter which part of the cloud is looked at, the color pops out and leaves an impression similar to that of early Picasso’s use of subtle eye-catching color. I really enjoy the art of this image. As the sun sets, the wavelengths of light broaden when they hit our eyes due to the curvature of the earth elongating the sun’s expanse and our own light perception. It is akin to fire going out. As the clouds set with the sun, they manage to catch some of the wavelengths. There are only two distracting parts to this image. The top part of the tree or building in the lower left is a little too distracting. It’s in a unique position where there is not enough or too much of it showing. Another part that is just a bit off-putting is how out of focus the image is, although this could just be how compressed it is on my screen. I’m impressed by how this image turned out. Although the top half of the image is a little bare, there are enough clouds and colors to give it a beautiful and aesthetic flow as the fire of the sun slowly dissipates behind the mountains.

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  • Kate Gresh
    Oct 14, 2016 12:29

    1. Wow! The colors are amazing and dramatic and beautiful. Lovely artisticlally.
    2. The flow is well demonstrated.
    3. The photographic technique is very nice.

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  • Marco Gardi
    Oct 14, 2016 12:25

    Nice work capturing the beautiful colors in this image. I find that the lighter shades of pink and purple are the hardest to accurately capture because they tend to show up as red/orange when you adjust for exposure and contrast.

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  • James Julian
    Oct 14, 2016 12:25

    Art: The contrast between the bright sky and the bright colors on the clouds is great.
    Flow: The flow is quickly understandable and easily recognized.
    Photographic technique: The focus of the clouds is done well and the exposure used to pick up the colors is fantastic.

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  • Zachary Cymanski
    Oct 14, 2016 12:24

    I love the color of the sunset. I like how the cloud is illuminated from the bottom and how the sky turns colors is captured very well. I would recommend cropping the top a little and editing out the light post. Great image!

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  • Brett Sibel
    Oct 14, 2016 12:24

    Wonderful colors in the image. Maybe add a little more contrast. Love the dark bottom of the mountains. Great work.

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  • Matthew Beckemeier
    Oct 14, 2016 12:24

    This photo really has a relaxed feel to it. The color gradient across the sky is very beautiful for a great sunset image.

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  • David Leng
    Oct 14, 2016 12:24

    Great colors in this image. I think this image shows the effect the mountains can have on the clouds. Maybe a bit more cropping could be used.

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  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Oct 14, 2016 12:24

    I love how the light is illuminating the clouds from underneath. It might be worth trying to edit out the light post in the bottom of the photo.

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  • Harrison Lien
    Oct 14, 2016 12:23

    Wow! Nice spectacular sunset! The lighting of the sunset really highlights the features of the cloud and helps to accentuate the 3 dimensional aspects of the photograph. The clouds are really nicely shown.

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  • Jason Savath
    Oct 14, 2016 12:22

    Wow! Beautiful colors and great contrast. The picture is aesthetically pleasing and the flow is clearly seen. I like the orange, pink, and purple.

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  • Mark Noel
    Oct 14, 2016 12:20

    WOW beautiful color! I wish that you removed the street lamp. I think some tiny tweaks to the color map may make it pop more.

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  • Michael Waterhouse
    Oct 14, 2016 11:54

    Great bright colors. Looks like the sky is on fire. Adding more contrast will help make the color pop more and darken the shadows in the clouds.

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  • Sean Harrison
    Oct 12, 2016 12:49

    The image is very calming, the light tones of red light are rather peaceful. The one pole? at the center bottom of the image is a little distracting, possibly consider editing it out. The contrast between the dark upper clouds and lit lower clouds is a nice effect.

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  • Theo Petrides
    Oct 10, 2016 21:51

    – Great photo, although a little bit blurry.
    – The orange looks really nice and has a smooth fade to a lighter orange and lights up the under part of the clouds nicely.

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