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I went to Kerry Park last night with +Scott Jarvie and +Jacob Lucas to photograph the Seattle skyline, and we ended up with very meh light. The sun was hidden by the beautiful clouds behind us, so it never graced the sides of the buildings with any gorgeous, glowing light. The wind, however, was on our side and brought in these beautiful clouds just before sunset.

I processed this in +Adobe Lightroom with basic adjustments, along with a graduated filter to bring out the warmth in the clouds. I then pushed it over to Photoshop for some touch-up and basic tonal adjustments.

By | 2015-04-08T16:14:39+00:00 July 16th, 2012|76 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

76 Comments

  1. PAK- CHINTOO July 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    WOW, BEAUTIFUL!

  2. PAK- CHINTOO July 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    WOW, BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Bobby Gibbons July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Those are some crazy clouds!!!  :) 

  4. Bobby Gibbons July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Those are some crazy clouds!!!  :)

  5. Johannes S. July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful capture!! I miss Seattle.  :((

  6. Johannes S. July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful capture!! I miss Seattle.  :((

  7. Cynthia Pyun July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Wow, I know this vantage point and it's been years since I've been back. thanks for the glorious reminder of a great summer scene of Seattle. Really wonderful, +Nicole S. Young !

  8. Cynthia Pyun July 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Wow, I know this vantage point and it's been years since I've been back. thanks for the glorious reminder of a great summer scene of Seattle. Really wonderful, +Nicole S. Young !

  9. Gerry Chaney July 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Nicely captured !

  10. Gerry Chaney July 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Nicely captured !

  11. Scott Thomas July 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I think the bigger you could make this the better. Your patience paid off.

  12. Scott Thomas July 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I think the bigger you could make this the better. Your patience paid off.

  13. jacob smith July 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful. That trip was worth it.

  14. jacob smith July 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful. That trip was worth it.

  15. Michael Hays July 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    WOW!! this is an awesome shot !+++

  16. Michael Hays July 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    WOW!! this is an awesome shot !+++

  17. Miri CB July 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    This is a beautiful:))

  18. Miri CB July 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    This is a beautiful:))

  19. Dylan Weiss July 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    LOOKS GREAT! >.<

  20. Dylan Weiss July 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    LOOKS GREAT! >.<

  21. Scott Jarvie July 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    big sky country! love those clouds

  22. Scott Jarvie July 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    big sky country! love those clouds

  23. Brad Sloan July 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Big sky indeed. Very nice. 

  24. Brad Sloan July 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Big sky indeed. Very nice.

  25. Kevin Curry July 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    nice cotton candy clouds and some blue sky too!

  26. Kevin Curry July 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    nice cotton candy clouds and some blue sky too!

  27. Berit Schurse July 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    great sky!

  28. Berit Schurse July 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    great sky!

  29. Scott Jarvie July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Haha I thought for sure I'd be able to get a skyline picture up before you and +Jacob Lucas … but i guess I'll be last. Jacob has the super zoomed in and you have the super zoomed out … so I'll go with something in between

  30. Scott Jarvie July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Haha I thought for sure I'd be able to get a skyline picture up before you and +Jacob Lucas … but i guess I'll be last. Jacob has the super zoomed in and you have the super zoomed out … so I'll go with something in between

  31. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    is cools no take

  32. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    is cools no take

  33. Nia Bond July 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    +Nicole S. Young hey, is it only me seeing this or there is a mans torso sitting in the middle of the clouds with binoculars looking at the panorama… :)

  34. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    yes this is exactly how you said it

  35. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    yes this is exactly how you said it

  36. Nicole S. Young July 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    +Nia Bond OMG, I see it now, too! Good eye :)

  37. Nicole S. Young July 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    +Nia Bond OMG, I see it now, too! Good eye :)

  38. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    haha

  39. dudko blahoo July 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    haha

  40. Sergey Bidun July 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot!

  41. Sergey Bidun July 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shot!

  42. María Claudia La Rosa July 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    so pretty

  43. María Claudia La Rosa July 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    so pretty

  44. Andreas Kaspar July 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome capture.

  45. Andreas Kaspar July 16, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome capture.

  46. Chris Lazzery July 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Love this.

  47. Chris Lazzery July 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Love this.

  48. Sarah Saroura July 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    how beautiful… nice shot ^^

  49. Sarah Saroura July 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    how beautiful… nice shot ^^

  50. Sheila B. DuBois July 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

     Beautiful!! +Nicole S. Young  I went into the hashtag #cloudscape   to see this! 

  51. Sheila B. DuBois July 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

     Beautiful!! +Nicole S. Young  I went into the hashtag #cloudscape   to see this!

  52. Otilia Savea July 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    love this shot.. nice view.. you made it lovely..!!

  53. Otilia Savea July 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    love this shot.. nice view.. you made it lovely..!!

  54. Nicole S. Young July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

  55. Nicole S. Young July 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

  56. holger feroudj July 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    That cloudscape is beautiful +Nicole S. Young – the details in the clouds are amazing :) Also a great time to shoot this photo with all the lights of the city already on!

  57. holger feroudj July 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    That cloudscape is beautiful +Nicole S. Young – the details in the clouds are amazing :) Also a great time to shoot this photo with all the lights of the city already on!

  58. Randy Baker July 17, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Absolutely fabulous cloudscape, Nicole!

  59. Randy Baker July 17, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Absolutely fabulous cloudscape, Nicole!

  60. Kiran Thapa July 17, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

    wow, l love those clouds. Its giving some inner happiness 2 my heart

  61. Kiran Thapa July 17, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

    wow, l love those clouds. Its giving some inner happiness 2 my heart

  62. Chance Barber July 17, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Very nice.

  63. Chance Barber July 17, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Very nice.

  64. jahoda abdu July 17, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    very nice روعه

  65. jahoda abdu July 17, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    very nice روعه

  66. Josef Pavlica July 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Nadhera*****

  67. Josef Pavlica July 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Nadhera*****

  68. Ryan 'george' Perez July 18, 2012 at 4:03 am - Reply

    looks a cloud man taking a picture of the clouds!

  69. Ryan 'george' Perez July 18, 2012 at 4:03 am - Reply

    looks a cloud man taking a picture of the clouds!

  70. David Hardman July 18, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Splendid shot!

  71. boriana kodjamanova July 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    супер е

  72. boriana kodjamanova July 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    супер е

  73. jacob smith July 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    what cloud man? i just see beautiful clouds

  74. jacob smith July 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    what cloud man? i just see beautiful clouds

  75. Ching Chung July 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I totally see the man holding the binoculars!

  76. Ching Chung July 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I totally see the man holding the binoculars!

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