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by Joey Cifelli ’19

April 3, 2017

Billowing and bellowing, as far as I am concerned. That is the kind of sky we are dealing with here. A rather blustery day, Pooh might say. The clouds roll like the hills of Yorkshire, I understand. Or the waves of the Pacific, if you are into that sort of thing. Those two darker gray splotches near the Northwest look similar to eyes. If we can accept that, then the bright light area and the dark bar underneath are a nose/mouth or nose/mustache combo. Honestly, once we discovered the face, it ruined the rest of the sky. It is difficult to concentrate on the murky bits to the East now. If the same has afflicted you, our apologies. 9.1/10

April 4, 2017

We decided to go with a close up shot today. It is a deviation from the norm, we know, but this one is worth it. This whole day was chock full of intriguing cloud portraits, actually. This just happens to be the one we went with. A new flavor of ice cream based on this example would be called Ethereal Swirl, I imagine. These drops of periwinkle whisked in with the cream puffs look delightful, and probably taste even better. Some sort of Wyvern or sky serpent appears to be crossing over the Northeast section. We only see the body, and maybe a hint of a claw, but the rest remains a mystery. 9.4/10

April 5, 2017

The way the three lights along the horizontal axis line up make it feel like we are all on an alien planet. Very cool. In all seriousness though, we have no idea what those two lights beside the sun are. UFOs, maybe, or breaks in our cloud cover. Regardless, their symmetry is impeccable; they must have coordinated it. The clouds make a satisfying curtain, which mutes the intense light we see in those center three areas. We can tell it is been thoroughly used, from the worn marks near the South and Southeast. If the curtain ever gets pulled, it will be interesting to see what is on the other side. 9.7/10

April 6, 2017

Great palette today. We have traditional grays and whites, as well as dark blue in the background, and the yellow of the branches. Shot from a new vantage point today, which is why we get to see those complimentary trees. We could have gone to the usual place, but this shot was too good to resist. This sky elicits the image of a pastry of some sort. The trees make a crumbly crust, the solid blue sky forms a dense filling, and the clouds make perfect whipped cream. Certainly a creation that would make both bakers and astronomers jealous. 9.8/10

April 7, 2017

What a way to end the week. A beautiful, conflicting sky that mixes warmth and chill. This picture was taken at dusk, so we get to see bright moonlight on the right, and the receding glow traveling to the left. A small beacon of illumination breaks through the chaos, near the tiny cavern to the center right. It could be a single star, or a plane. It all looks the same from here. There is something comforting about knowing that, the object we observe could be a fireball many times the size of our own planet, or a metal carriage carrying people. To us on the ground, they are equal in this cosmic desert. 10/10

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by Joey Cifelli ’19

February 27, 2017

Sorry gang, today just was not a great day to look at the sky. Just kidding, it always is! There was some slight overcast today, but that is no reason to dislike it. A seasoned veteran will know that an overcast sky just needs to be examined more. For instance, you will notice that fledgling cloud in the lower center frame. Ordinarily, that would not be anything special, but the plainness of the backdrop really brings out those darker notes. A cozy sky to kick off exam week, what could be better? 6.8/10

February 28, 2017

The tiny wisp of a cloud we observed yesterday appears to have matured into a full-blown specter. Little bit more color this time around, along with a hint of checkering near the top. The continuous flow of the vapor mass creates a lively sense of motion, enough so that the image may look like a babbling brook to the right eyes. It gently ebbs and flows, nestling up against the trees that form its bank, wandering into someone else’s photo. 7.5/10

March 1, 2017

Quite a turbulent sky we have had today. I do not know if anyone watched it for a bit, but boy, were they moving. By the time I checked to see if this photo had come out okay, that large formation coming in from the top left had already gone out of frame. Despite the blistering speed (or maybe because of it), today’s sky was cool and refreshing. The central piece of this portrait is that dwindling Northwest formation; the one I mentioned earlier. Accompanying are several smatterings of misty clouds, which give the image of ducklings following a mother goose. Very nice. 8.1/10

March 2, 2017

Much as the anxiety and nervousness of exam week leads to the euphoria of spring break, the gray masses that have been haunting our sky chose to go elsewhere, leaving behind a radiant blue. I am not certain of the exact nature of that color gradient, but dubbing it “Inverse Ocean” seems appropriate. Also, readers may be interested to learn that when you flip the picture, the sky looks like a mountain. Neat! I’ll be away for break, but expect to see more of our beautiful celestial ceiling when we return. 8.2/10

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