I was driving back from Vegas after CES back in January—in southeast California to be precise—and there was this killer cloud formation. It looked a lot like a spaceship. A giant cotton candy Enterprise. I posted one pic to Instagram—shown below—but threatened to post more of them on my blog. Nine months later, let’s do it!
One caveat: I like these pics, but they don’t do justice to what I saw that evening. The textures and swirls and layers that were in this formation…I’ve never seen anything like it before.
Here’s the Instagram post. I upped the brightness and lowered the contrast for the post:
On the road back from Vegas. This cloud formation was incredible. I’ll be posting more on my blog.
But I actually like the same shot in its original form—especially the original crop:
And here’s just a few seconds later, though it’s getting darker fast:
I was annoyed I couldn’t many shots without cars and trucks, but came to like what they added to these shots. I did get one, however:
Lastly, I pulled off the road again as night was falling—for real, yo. The formation had gotten smaller, but the reds were really coming on strong.
I think it looks more like Voyager :-)
That is most certainly fair enough, Mr. Shadwell.