Cloud First Image
Chad Sloan, Cloud Image
Altocumulus August 30,2108 at 7:41pm
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 August 30th 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.