The photographer in this photo is facing northeast, with a thunderstorm behind him and to his left.  This storm was associated with a line of thunderstorms that produced widespread damaging winds across southern Indiana and Kentucky, but had weakened by the time it reached southwest Ohio.  The outflow from this thunderstorm had outrun the thunderstorm, and is passing overhead in this picture, producing winds which gusted to 45 mph in Cincinnati.  At the leading edge of the outflow, air curled upward and produced turbulent motions underneath the shelf cloud, including rotation which was mistaken by the public as funnel clouds.