Adventures into Darkness - Warren Faidley - Page 2


phoenix dust storm

      "I've equated tornado chasing to big game hunting -- with cameras instead of guns. Sometimes you have to overcome the urge to flee an instinctive danger in favor of using
      your creative psyche to compose a good shot. It can be a challenge -- especially deciding when to let go and escape."
      (Near Simla, CO).


phoenix dust storm picture

      "As a storm chasing photographer, I often have to place myself in positions where I know I'm going to take a hit. Sometimes its large hailstones or airborne debris.
      This time is was a towering wall of choking dust from a "haboob" (dust storm) near Phoenix, AZ."


hurricane andrew picture

      "There are very few images of Hurricane Andrew as it slammed into the Coral Gables, FL in August of 1992. Andrew struck with Category 5 winds of 150 mph and gusts of
      164 mph. I was one of the few photojournalists who remained along the coast when the storm hit. I paid the price by nearly breaking my arm when hit by a severe gust
      of wind. I also bear small scars on the back of my hands as I held my camera against the high winds and flying glass."


lighting picture

      "In my business, one rule is very important - expect the unexpected! This powerful lightning bolt struck about a quarter mile from my location."
      (Tucson, AZ - On the University of Arizona Campus).


joplin EF5 tornado

      "This image provides a haunting illustration of what an EF5 tornado with winds exceeding 200 miles per hour can do. In May of 2011 a violent tornado leveled portions of
       Joplin, MO, Killing 158 people. The tornado was so strong it structurally compromised the foundation of a nine-story hospital, eventually requiring demolition."


stock lightning picture

      "I often envision images that I would like to accomplish someday. But unlike other art forms where such visions can be transfered to canvas or stone, weather photography rarely
      offers up the raw materials. In this instance, I was lucky."
      (Tucson, AZ).


Mammatus clouds stock picture

      "This photograph is a great example of how the atmospheric canvas can reward a photographer with little or no warning. I was on my way to meet some fellow storm chasers for
      dinner when boring gray "mammatus" clouds were suddenly illuminated by a golden Texas sunset. The entire scene only lasted a few minutes."
      (Amarillo, TX).


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