Clouds Second // Antonio Gueretta

Clouds Second // Antonio Gueretta

“The Calm Before the Winter Storm”

View over the Flat Irons in Boulder, CO at 4:00 PM November 10, 2019 (2300 UTC)

In this image, there are altostratus and remnants of cirrostratus clouds. The camera settings for this image are as follows; Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR, Aperture: f/18, Shutter Speed: 1/800, ISO: 800, Focal Length: 55 mm. The Skew-T diagram, Figure 1, presents information about the atmosphere near the time this image was captured. These clouds are most likely at an elevation between 5000 and 8000 meters above the ground level. The CAPE value is 0 which means that the atmosphere is stable.

Figure 1. Skew-T Diagram for Denver, CO area (1800 MST, 11/10/2019)

This stability, however, did not last long as a winter storm hit Boulder later that night. This can be seen in the Ceilometer reading from the Skywatch Observatory at CU Boulder, Figure 2. The clouds that were are in this image are scattered dots from the infrared reflectivity of the ceilometer. It can be seen at approximately 00 UTC that the clouds became denser and dropped closer to ground level resulting in the snowstorm that Boulder residents woke up too.

Figure 2. Ceilometer Reading in Boulder, CO (11/10/2019)

Image Author: Antonio Gueretta

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  • Abhishek Kumar
    Nov 18, 2019 12:19

    This image gives me a calming feel. The silhouette of the mountains and the shapes of the clouds captured.

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  • Dawood Ahmad
    Nov 18, 2019 12:11

    I like how you included the mountains in the image

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  • I like that you left the mountains in, what do you think about increasing the shadows on them so that it just appears as an outline?

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  • Robert Drevno
    Nov 18, 2019 12:10

    The contrast of the image is beautiful! What decisions did you make for cropping the image?

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  • Alejandra Abad
    Nov 18, 2019 12:10

    I really enjoy the mountains in your photo. The gray colors add to the anxiety of a storm coming.

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  • Jonathan Cohen
    Nov 18, 2019 12:10

    Really like the contrast of the mountains in your image.

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  • Jennifer Kracha
    Nov 18, 2019 12:10

    I love that you blacked the mountains out, and the diagonal cloud helps draw the eye in.

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  • Conan McHugh
    Nov 18, 2019 12:10

    This picture is very coool. It seems melancholy and oddly relaxing and I like the coloring

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  • Austin Ramirez
    Nov 18, 2019 12:09

    I really like how the mountains are completely blacked out, it goes well with the rest of the photo.

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  • Kensue Kiatoukaysy
    Nov 18, 2019 12:09

    The mountains in the foreground was a good choice, it gave it a sense of scale.

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  • Nicholas Tyler Scott
    Nov 18, 2019 12:09

    I like the inclusion of the mountains, their silhouette gives a nice framing to the image.

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  • Sam Brown
    Nov 18, 2019 12:08

    I really enjoy the calming color pallet shown in this image. Very well done.

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  • Shalil Jain
    Nov 18, 2019 12:08

    It would’ve been cool to see some color on the mountain. The photo seems very daek

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