Today’s blog post takes us back a couple years to July 4th, 2011, one day before the now famous haboob hit the metro Phoenix area. This dust storm was in the Casa Grande, AZ area and pretty much died out before it could get to the Phoenix area, by most scales it was quite small, and while it might look very large in this image it was just that I was VERY close to it when I grabbed this shot.
This shot was actually a single still image out of a sequence I captured for a time lapse video that evening. This was back in the time that I was still shooting JPG for time lapse due to card size limitations. If you look closely at the image you might see a good amount of JPG artifacts from the processing that I needed to do to the JPG file to get it to look close to the way I wanted the final image to present.
Typically I share these older images as #WayBackMachine posts, but since this is a previously unshared image I am simply classifying it as “Vintage.” :-)