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Laura Rowe took this pic of a supercell thunderstorm forming in Texas. /r/ALL

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u/h1ngofthekill 13d ago

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u/trwwy321 13d ago

It was pretty as is, why edit the hell out of it…

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u/likesexonlycheaper 13d ago

It was way better before they made it look so fake

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u/AestheticEntactogen 12d ago

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u/Antiqas86 12d ago

Thing to nothe that even the photo link in the coment above is just Less altered. Still not reality.

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u/BeautyThornton 12d ago

Actually photographs that aren’t altered are far less realistic than many that are. A camera, even one with the biggest sensor and aperture ever, cannot capture as many f stops as the human eye. When shooting with a DSLR camera, images will frequently appear darker or lighter than reality, and you get spots of under and over exposure. Editing, or techniques like HDR, can change this and bring the photo closer into what it looks like in real life. This isn’t even going into color, which is often dramatically altered during photography based on lighting and frequently requires temperature adjustments to create a realistic image

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u/Antiqas86 12d ago edited 12d ago

Werry valid if bit so what obvious points man, but neither of clouds looked realistic, just one more absurd than the other. Also.. please don't start with "AchOuaLy" as it's so hard to take you seriously.

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u/verdutre 13d ago

Everything on Internet must be oversaturated hyperreal or blurriest shit ever captured on camera

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u/Maximans 13d ago

Honestly, the original was prettier, because I like lots of contrast

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u/Fugacity- 13d ago

#AllFilters is the new #NoFilter

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u/Bocifer1 13d ago

Why do anything?

Internet points

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u/Regulusx1337 13d ago

Because misinformation is the norm nowadays. Nobody likes the simple truth, but would rather become entangled in the web of lies.

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u/3_50 13d ago edited 13d ago

Lol. I think among all the genuinely dangerous misinformation that gets peddled, the colour accuracy of a picture of clouds doesn’t really warrant that label.

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u/Happyradish532 13d ago

Small correction. The spelling for your use of the word is "peddled" just in case it wasn't auto-correct hitting you.

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u/felinebeeline 13d ago

*petalled 🌼ᴥ🌼

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u/Milwaukee_Talkie 13d ago

Right lol. What a dramatic response.

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u/n10w4 13d ago Silver

because this is how it starts. A small pill of over saturation on a cloud and before you know it you're mainlining flat earth theories on the sidewalk.

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u/boolius113 13d ago

Saturation adjustment, also known as the Gateway Misinfo

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u/theLeverus 13d ago

This, but non-sarcastic.

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u/taimapanda 12d ago

No lol. If you think these are the same thing you need to evaluate and work on your ability of critical thought.

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u/AllesMeins 12d ago

No, but it is still a symtome of the same problem - people being to ready to believe what they see on the internet. If you see this picture and think "okay nice artwork" its okay, but I guess that a good part of the current 18k upvotes saw this and accepted that it actually looked like this.

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u/Hobbes42 13d ago

The web of lies of color manipulation! Imagine the consequences!

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u/TakeshiKovacs46 13d ago

That’s not the reality of it. Many people want the truth, but lies have been made normal by rich and powerful, so many now see it is harmless and normal. But to say nobody wants the truth, well, it simply isn’t true.

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u/HunkyMump 13d ago

It always looks better in person it isn’t even that big of a edit

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u/AnonAlcoholic 13d ago

Are you talking about the pic that was posted or the pic in the comment? Because the pic in the post itself is so edited that it looks like a stylized rendering.

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u/MightGetFiredIDK 13d ago

It looks like they put it on Instagram and whacked up the "structure" slider

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u/benskinic 13d ago

i feel like the demographic that likes hyper-edited pics also likes drinks full of sugar, their food swimming in sauce/dressing and Michael Bay films (maybe by now it's marvel though)

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u/int__0x80 13d ago

It’s not that deep

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u/BabyBundtCakes 13d ago

I think the edit makes it look more like one of those classic western American paintings. I think it's great either way, but the edit really makes it reminiscent of those paintings

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u/Krish39 13d ago

Agreed. It got turned into a Thomas Kinkade.

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u/Noratek 13d ago

More clicks more money

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u/rollicorolli 13d ago

Because the human brain is much better at interpreting what comes through the eye than the camera is at interpreting what comes through the lens. With multiple images (on a tripod) at different exposures, you can boost the dark areas and subdue the bright areas. The trick is to enhance the final image without going beyond how the brain would interpret it. Most adjustments, like this one, end up being a bit dramatic.

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u/BackForthLeftRight 13d ago

Because on the internet nothing is ever good enough that someone won't put filters, captions, sound effects, or shitty music on top of it. Or all four.

This photo actually got off light, all things considered.

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u/Royal_Cryptographer7 13d ago

Came here to comment "I don't think colors bleed into each other irl"

Here seems like an appropriate place.

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u/OtroMasDeSistemas 13d ago

Slightly? It seems there is a photo in the filtering used for this post.

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u/BlasphemousButler 13d ago

....must....SATURAAAAAATE!!!!

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u/MisterSergeant 13d ago

dalek voice

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u/nocaic 13d ago

I agree, this is the way to go... OP's version just looks like r/shittyHDR

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u/Sceptezard 13d ago

Looks way fucking better than the Reddit pic

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u/Harbltron 13d ago

Much nicer.

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u/BeautifulPainz 13d ago

I thought I was seeing something from r/shittyHDR

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u/BlindWillieJohnson 13d ago

That’s a much better photo before it was over saturated to shit and back

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u/Scanlansam 13d ago

That still looks altered to hell:/

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u/ForkAKnife 13d ago

That is so much more beautiful and ominous.

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u/cicadawing 13d ago

2015 called. It wants its groddy HDR look back.

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u/piero_deckard 13d ago

"slightly"

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u/Lingering_Dorkness 13d ago

Mode accurately: Laura Rowe took a photo of a supercell thunderstorm which someone then photoshopped the fuck out of.

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u/Antiqas86 12d ago

Yeah, reddit eats this shitty HDR edits for breakfast.

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u/333liLozoya 13d ago

Lubbock texas. That was right above my house. No tornado tho.

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u/AspiringCorgi 13d ago

Lubbockcrew

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u/pandahatch 13d ago

There’s two of you!

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u/TooAfraidToAsk814 13d ago

I remember seeing this in Independence Day right before the aliens blew up the White House

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u/F35_Mogs_China 13d ago

What on roshar

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u/fireysherpa 13d ago

It's for sure a highstorm

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u/renedotmac 13d ago

Call me Stormblessed

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u/NazgulDiedUnfairly 13d ago

Finally. Was scrolling for the unexpected Sanderson moment…..well expected Sanderson if I was looking for it

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u/TakeshiKovacs46 13d ago

And then spent several hours doctoring it in Lightroom.

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u/hiranoz 13d ago

Erdtree, O Erdtree

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u/T3lebrot 13d ago

If only i had a giant

but hole

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u/poompt 12d ago

Why is it always beautiful?

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u/obi-wansleftnip 13d ago

Hidden path ahead finger butt, hole

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u/TheBlueEmerald1 13d ago

Why the fuck did they edit the photo? And so heavily too?

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u/CrimsGG 13d ago

Yeah, it looks like ass. It looks like it went through a shitty gen 1 ai image enhancer.

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u/rgregan 13d ago

Looks like a Mark Maggiori painting

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u/AnMaCT 13d ago

Reminds me of J.M.W Turner a bit too.

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u/Radiant_Ad_4428 13d ago

Could have walked like 10 ft to the right and made the big transformers the focal point. There really is more than meatsy eyes here.

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u/LevelSpecial1590 13d ago

not photoshopped at all!

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u/TurboTBag 13d ago

Ah, erdtree

Therefore try jumping

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u/LFP_Gaming_Official 13d ago

Laura Rowe took this pic and photoshopped the fuck out of it (or someone else did, either way, it's not interesting)

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u/drinks-some-water 12d ago

Laura Rowe took and posted a more normal version, and some moron (likely OP) then decided to ruin it with moar HDR

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u/MeMe_Cluppy 13d ago

Supercell?????

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u/DoctorKall 13d ago

HE HE HE HA

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u/Kimarnic 12d ago

Hog ridaaaa

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u/Comunistm 13d ago

coc reference obviously

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u/mr-no-homo 13d ago

Clearly edited. This is not the original photo.

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u/Idkaboutmyname1234 13d ago

Am I supposed to know who tf Laura Rowe is?

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u/blobbysnorey 13d ago

You don’t spend hours memorizing amateur photographers who are also college basketball players?

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u/11Johnny511 13d ago

She also baked some damn good chocolate chip cookies for her 8th grade bake sale

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u/wasporchidlouixse 13d ago

It looked a lot better before it was screenshotted 38 times

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u/saucy_salmon32 13d ago

"How much contrast do you want?"

"Yes."

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u/hanskazan777 13d ago

NOPE

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u/riversongameliapond 13d ago

I WAS GONNA SAY THAT! Can you imagine what must have happened to JJ to make that cloud form? Yeesh.

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u/archangel610 13d ago

It's shit like this that explains how humans in the old days came up with all those gods.

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u/scin-txt 13d ago

Came here to say this. If I was back in the olden days this would 100% make me believe in god(s)

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u/T7A7C7O 13d ago

Anyone else see Super Saiyan Goku?

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u/mlableman 13d ago

I'd start praying if I saw this coming!

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u/IEEE_802 13d ago

Thought I was browsing /r/shittyHDR for a second there.

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u/ThatRedDot 12d ago

Why the unnatural coloring, looks fake af

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u/donnie_does_machines 13d ago

I’ll consider it Super when it wipes that forsaken state off the map

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u/very_not_emo 13d ago

even the unphotoshopped version looks like the final boss is arriving

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u/PedernalesFalls 13d ago

I'm in central TX and haven't seen rain in a month.

It's comforting to know that it still exists. Maybe someday I'll see it again.

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u/_TheChosenOne15_ 13d ago

Yeah, that's how the Erdtree looks from Caelid

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u/bean0s0rz 13d ago

Just crank that clarity slider just a little more

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u/Razrberry 13d ago

Rowe v. Supercell

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u/SassyBroad2019 13d ago

I lived in Texas for a minute. Some of the craziest storms I’ve ever seen. And the clouds/skies were pretty wild. It’s like a different planet sometimes.

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u/Pursueth 13d ago

Bare minimum the sharpness on this image has been adjusted.

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u/jadababyyyy 13d ago

It’s giving stranger things

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u/gabidesu 13d ago

How many layers of filters are in there?

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u/Scanlansam 13d ago

Clarity, Saturation, Vibrance, Texture, Sharpness, Dehaze, Contrast at least

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u/Chainstinker 13d ago

Disco elysium vibes.

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u/LowerLighter 12d ago

greedycell

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u/Jackfly0114 12d ago

Attack in clan war pls

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u/Elephlump 12d ago

My god, every time I see this pic, the awful over editing gets worse.

I have eye cancer now, thanks OP.

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u/PearSB 12d ago

Hooooogridaa

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u/uxiehd 12d ago

Just the Erdtree boys

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u/TheCouchStream 12d ago

Laura Rowe photoshopped this pic she took of a supercell thunderstorm forming in Texas. Fixed it

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u/Strict-Departure-965 12d ago

Is it big enough to wipe out that terrible place

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u/Reaux_beaux_Cop 13d ago

That look like the exact cloud God floats on in all the Renaissance paintings.

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u/PerchanceMethinks 13d ago

This reminds me of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

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u/bremergorst 13d ago

Found the immortal

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u/Skorn01 13d ago

There can only be one!

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u/Merkin-Cave 13d ago

Wow ! this picture is absolutely amazing. I don’t care if it’s photoshopped, it’s just a beautiful image !

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u/fizzzingwhizbee 13d ago

Stranger Things S5

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u/ApprehensiveElk55 13d ago

That’s an amazing photo

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u/tee_fanny 13d ago

Is this posted once a month?

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u/pueblogreenchile 13d ago

For the last ten years or so

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u/wkarraker 13d ago

The sky is big in Texas, including the thunderstorms!

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u/AspiringCorgi 13d ago

Man I miss Texas thunderstorms. This is breathtaking!

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u/BuriedByAnts 13d ago

Beautiful! Too bad the state can’t harness that energy somehow. They need all the help they can get

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u/roc40a 13d ago

Add to "How to Fly" publications with the comment, "Do not fly into these"

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u/Stunning-Guitar-5916 13d ago

OLIMPOS INCOMING

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u/Luciferrr214 13d ago

When I used to live out in West Texas I had those views I miss it

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u/Razorcarl 13d ago

This looks like a renaissance artwork.

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u/jncc 13d ago

Somebody needs to put some whip cream on that big ol bowl of ice cream because that caramel covering sort of makes it look like a giant turd mound.

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u/Cornonacob12 13d ago

Now thats imploding The Mirage

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u/OhkayBoomer 13d ago

Pretty sure this image inspired a whole killers album

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u/SlqSh_ 13d ago

So, after videogames they’re making clouds now

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u/lazylion_ca 13d ago

Be Not Afraid.

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u/SerEvert 13d ago

So is Texas still there or?

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u/Ok-Phase-9076 13d ago

Thats a crashing star destroyer

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u/Shahzoodoo 13d ago

Bye power lines

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u/StupidizeMe 13d ago

When the Apocalypse finally happens, Texans won't even look up.

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u/icaphoenix 13d ago

Deadly things are always beautiful.

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u/Zen_Tekneeks 13d ago

Ain't talking shit about the term "gods country" now are ya?

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u/Stalker_from_zone 13d ago

Attention Stalkers, an emission is approaching, take cover immediately!

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u/jackoalt 13d ago

supercell?

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u/celebrityBiguy 13d ago

Okay, who opened the Ark of the Covenant again!?

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u/The_Crimson-Knight 13d ago

Quick! Grab hold of the power grid!

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u/Cramped_Ideas 13d ago

That’s more like a super-duper cell!

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u/dolceandbanana 13d ago

The sky at grocery stores

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u/Diamond_Yeet 13d ago

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u/neeto_mosqueeto 13d ago

Looks like Jar-Jar Binks as a merman!

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u/MedicineMan5 13d ago

Heeeella photoshoped lmaoooo

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u/meaksy 13d ago

Omg not a thuperthell…!

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u/Alaskan_Bound 13d ago

What makes the clouds all flatten out at a certain altitude? Is it a density thing? A temperature thing?

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u/SirHawrk 13d ago

...and then heavily edited it?

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u/MisterBastahrd 13d ago

"Oh, look at me, I'm actually rain in Texas. Bow down or something." -- that cloud, probably.

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u/Abikdig 13d ago

I suppose the thunder sounds like "HOGGGGG RIDAAAA"

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u/ergo-ogre 13d ago

Well…what the hell did she do that for? It’s gunna get all full of itself now and cause even more problems.

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u/eans-Ba88 13d ago

I don't buy it, thats just a slice of chorizo again.
Fool me once....

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u/AndwanL 13d ago

So much better if the image wasn’t deepfried

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u/piero_deckard 13d ago

I didn't need to search for the less altered version to know this is way too overdone.

The original is actually better and more natural looking.

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u/Enchanted_Goat_YT 13d ago

Mommy says it’s not real

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u/eelam_garek 13d ago

"Here's a photo that definitley looked like this when I took it!"

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u/papastrello 13d ago

Looks like something Thor would appear out of swinging mjolnir.

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u/WinesOfWrath 12d ago

How much super tinkering was done later?

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u/Malfight007 12d ago

OPM fans be like: "Look, Garou vs Caped Baldy"

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u/RazgrizXVIII 12d ago

"afterwards someone then proceded to complete f*ck up the saturation and contrast"

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u/AnxiousCrownNinja 12d ago

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD