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Glenn Hughson
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
08/31/2021
09:20 am

Equipment Details:

DJI Air 2S (drone)

Post-processing Details:

Processed the RAW photo through Lightroom and made some basic color and detail adjustments, but nothing too crazy.

Image Details:

I went to let the dog out yesterday morning, when I noticed this shelf cloud quickly approaching. There were several trees and houses blocking my view, so I grabbed my drone and sent it up in the air to get a better look. This thing looked.... intimidating.... from this view a few hundred feet above my house. It was coming in fast, though, and I didn't want to lose the drone in the storm, so I snapped a few photos and then quickly landed before the gust front hit. Despite its somewhat scary appearance, this was not a severe storm. It just rained sideways for about 15 minutes before moving on.

It kind of reminds me of those city-sized spacecraft from that popular copyrighted movie, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.