Member Voice – Emma and Weather
December 11 - (Christmas season) WEATHER by Emma
Ever since I was a little girl, I've been interested in the weather. I remember being in 5th grade and wanting to be a meteorologist. I would open up my parents' encyclopedias and read about any word I could think of that had to do with meteorology. When watching TV, I would actually sit for hours just watching The Weather Channel. My parents had a big screen TV and I would stand in front of it (and in front of the meteorologist) and give my parents the forecast. I never wanted to be a storm chaser. I just wanted to be the meteorologist in front of the camera like I pretended to be in front of the TV. Coincidentally, I would sit glued to The Weather Channel any time there was as much as a thunderstorm watch, because I was TERRIFIED of tornados. I know it's a funny mix to love meteorology yet be terrified of tornados, but I'm a funny girl. ;) I'm not sure what peeked my interest in the weather, but I've never let go of seeing a big cumulus cloud and wondering how long it would be until the storm rolled in.
When I think of trying to photograph weather, I think about, again, any type of clouds, the sunset, a beautiful snowfall...should the weather cooperate for us, I thought it would be a fun topic to catch on film! :)