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A photographer captures the calm after a storm, glimpsed from a Downtown skyscraper.


Hotel Icon, 11th floor

A night of thunderstorms may have spoiled a good night’s sleep for Adam Nolley, an information-technology professional who was in town from Ohio for the Microsoft TechEd conference last month. But it made for a cool photo op at sunrise. “I had already taken another photo from the same vantage point in the middle of the night, when the thunderstorm woke me up,” explains Nolley, who captured the image with his iPhone camera and processed the picture with multiple apps, including VSCOcam, Snapspeed and Mextures. “I decided to do another one in the morning since I liked the blurry effect created by focusing on the wet glass.”