During my 9 seasons I have collected a lot of amazing storm footage. Photos I have collected and show both here on StormChasingUSA.com as well as on my Instagram account. Although I am happy about all the amazing photos I have taken I am, like many other chasers, never really satisfied with my collection or the fine details in quality of certain photos. I guess I am a bit over-critical in terms of how I framed a certain photo, the blur in another and the camera settings I used on another (which is my most common regret). Up until now I still consider this photo, from my last season in 2019, to be the best I have ever taken. I have framed it and it hangs in out living room.
When I got an email with a request to purchase the rights to use a photo of mine, this was the one I expected the request to be about, but it wasn’t. The online Psychology magazine was making an article about seeing faces in the clouds might be a sign of creativity and want to use this photo:
I took this photo on my first storm chasing tour and on my first supercell ever, just outside Canadian, TX, in June 2009. I caught a glimpse of it through the other passenger window and had a WOW!-moment. Leaned over and took the photo. Just a few seconds later it dissipated. I am quite happy about how absolutely perfect the face looks in the cloud including nostrils, lips, cheeks and everything!
Read the article in Psyche.co about faces in the clouds and creativity here.