This was an image taken with my iphone from a plane on a flight from Denver International Airport to Pheonix airport. I believe its actual location is very close to Pheonix but due to airplane mode I cannot be sure.
Benjamin Carnicelli || Clouds First
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Flow Vis Guidebook
- Introduction to the Guidebook
- Overview 1: Phenomena. Why Does It Look Like That?
- Overview 2: Visualization Techniques
- Overview 3: Lighting
- Overview 4 - Photography A: Composition and Studio Workflow
- Overview 4 - Photography B: Cameras
- Overview 4 - Photography C: Lenses - Focal Length
- Overview 4 - Photography C: Lenses - Aperture and DOF
- Overview 4: Photography D: Exposure
- Overview 4 - Photography E - Resolution
- Overview 5 - Post-Processing
- Clouds 1: Names
- Clouds 2: Why Are There Clouds? Lift Mechanism 1: Instability
- Clouds 3: Skew - T and Instability
- Clouds 4: Clouds in Unstable Atmosphere
- Clouds 5: Lift Mechanism 2 - Orographics
- Boundary Techniques - Introduction
- Dye Techniques 1 - Do Not Disturb
- Dye Techniques 2 - High Visibility
- Dye Techniques 3 - Light Emitting Fluids
- Photons, Wavelength and Color
- Refractive Index Techniques
- Art and Science
- TOC and Zotpress test
I love how the elevated viewing angle allows you to see that different types of clouds form at different elevations.
I really like the complexity of this image. You found a shot that includes both large fluffy clouds, and wispy clouds further up. I also like how you cropped it, having it so multiple types of clouds are being highlighted in your shot.
I love that there’s a big fluffy cloud in the foreground and then other similar clouds in the background, it gives a feeling of being on a stratification level specific to this kind of cloud.
There’s a cool kind of optical illusion caused by curvature of the Earth: it’s hard to tell if the clouds in the background are actually on the same elevation plane as the ones in the foreground.
The airplane wing also frames the photo really well
I think this image has a lot of interesting parts to it, and I think the complexity really adds to the overall composition. I think its cool how the rolling clouds mimick the mountains below, it’s like there are two mountain ranges in the shot!
The overhead view is very interesting and opposite of the normal viewing. Seeing the little clouds dot the mountains below is another great view. Also the airplane view lets you see multiple layers.
To answer your question, I would not crop out the cloud layers, it really adds to the photo.
The perspective from the plane window is very unique and offers some unique views of the clouds from the same level. You can also tell that you are moving into the larger fluffy cloud which is very cool.