A photographer named Jerry Ferguson was in a perfect moment and time as he impeccably captured a breathtaking snap of a microburst forming above Phoenix, Arizona. Might be too dangerous, but he spotted this natural phenomenon while in a duty.
Ferguson was currently shooting footages for a local television network while riding a news helicopter, when he noticed the formation of a gigantic mushroom-shaped cloud. The figure transpired as a microburst, a small downdraft that moves in a way opposite of a tornado and found only in strong thunderstorms.
Meteorology specialists explained that microburst is tremendously dangerous and often comes with strong winds that have the ability to hit down full-grown trees and wind shear, a difference in wind speed, that can cause air crashes.
We spotted this microburst as we were covering a dust storm near Phoenix and I instantly thought the same thing as everyone else, ‘it looks like an atom-bomb just detonated over Phoenix.’
This is the microburst that Ferguson compared to a detonated atom-bomb
Our Robinson R44 Newscopter is just a really tall, really expensive tripod.
Capturing a natural phenomenon is not an easy work. Hence, his unbelievable photograph is a product of teamwork between Ferguson and his pilot, Andrew Park.
That time, Ferguson handles taking pictures, communicating, and maneuvering the flying tripod. Park, on the other hand, is busy “wrestling a mechanical bull 800 feet above ground” amidst the strong winds the storm brings.
A clearer shot of the microburst
The chopper vibrates a lot and I shoot handheld. I also often shoot in low light, so I use wide aperture, image stabilized lenses and set my camera on shutter priority with the highest shutter speed I can manage (usually around 1/400) to eliminate vibration blur.
Ferguson is using a Canon D5 Mark III and a combination of different lenses, like Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VR and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II.
I shoot to the right, bracket, and rattle off a lot of exposures to make sure I have at least one keeper from each scene. I’ll also often shoot bracketed HDR panoramas because we shoot in such dynamic lighting situations.
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