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Starting off the 16th collection of 100 ea black and white photos of clouds. All are welcomed to post their works!
Arizona B&W #161
Thanks for this great start of Volume XVI Michael! Wow, it is hard to believe it would come that far when you started the first Volume, initially even without a Volume number! And your invitation works well. So welcome Lisa with your great entrance in this thread! I hope you enjoy the abstracts in B&W that will follow and hope also to see more from you.
Let’s Keep The Candle Burning
Welcome Lisa to the fun! Lots going on in your photo! Looking forward to more of your photography!
Nice Virga shot Hans!
Thank you, Michael, for this dramatic launch into the next wave of B&W clouds! And Lisa, wow! A warm welcome to you and your keen eye for stunning imagery. Hope to see you here often and on other forum topics as well. Hans, even a tsunami could not extinguish our (de)light with this topic.
Hard acts to follow with such strong imagery from the three of you above. Can’t wait to see what the new tide brings in.
Thank-you, Hans! I’m not sure how replying works, whether to one person or the group-but I do want to thank the warm welcome I’ve received from everyone. Is there a limit to the number of photographs that can be posted here? No-I’m not one to overdo something – I may find one or two more. All of these photographs are stunning! Thanks again, Lisa
Potentiality is indeed what the new tide brings Keelin. For me Potentiality seems to be the perfect nicely curved and crested wave to surf on endlessly in this thread. Love it. Let’s surf!
And Lisa, there is no limit to the number you can post here that is to say just one or two at the time (the system will warn you when you exceed the amount of Mb’s you want to upload), but …. day after day as the number of this Volume for B&W’s proofs. The only by our self’s imposed limit is that we end a thread when the number of 100 posts is reached and than start a new volume. So there are about 1500 B&W’s already in all former threads. When you have enough time it is worthwhile checking them :) Do we overdo it already? No, it is fun to be continued. So I look forward for more from you.
Arizona B&W# 163
You captured a great sky in #166 Michael.
Cool veils Hans!
From complex to simple compositions, the latest offerings by you two, Michael and Hans, are exquisite, with shapes at times defined only by the subtlest shades of gray. Well done!
The thinnest of veils Keelin!
I like the theme of veils, whether tattered or not, you both posted three great variations on the theme.
Another Veil Variation
Arizona B&W #169
Arizona B&W #170
Thank you Michael, Keelin and Hans for helping me keep my head in the clouds! These are truly images to meditate upon! The one for this posting is titled “Tree’s Bright Shadow”, a tribute to Carl Jung’s Shadow concept.
Loved Another Veil Variation, Hans, which appears to be floating on a gentle, wafting breeze, while Arizona B&W#170 and #171 are absolute celebrations, Michael, with sound tracks all their own. Trees Bright Shadow is one to linger on, Lisa, cleverly titled as well.
Completely unexpected weather here with thunder, a bit of rain and this morning’s surprise…
Thanks Keelin! Yes the sky was celebrating! Glad you are getting weather. I like the over head hurly burly shots! Unfortunately, its mid-August and the desert here still hasn’t seen anything that amounts to a Monsoon season. One day back in July I think I saw Pileus. Today, after a string of 116f + days in a row, finally two cells developed into Cumulonimbus to the north and east with one blowing back into the Valley. Maybe,but probably not, we’ll get some hurly burly by this evening.
The lines in your Arizona B&W#172 tell a peaceful story, Michael. But oh, days of 116f there must be a harsh reality! Hope the hurly burly come your way soon. Looks like we may have more of it today. Here’s another look at yesterday morning.
It actually rained last night…for about 5 minutes.
What a feast in this thread. A tribute to Carl Jung’s Shadow concept by Lisa shows a turbulent cirrus filled sky. This triggered me to learn more about the concept.
Michael produced some really different textures in #171, #172 and #173. I love #171 most of the three, but that is not because I see the head of a cow in it. Did anyone notice? Nevertheless for me it are the different layers in #171 with the gentle white dots on the foreground that I love.
And Marbled Marvel is a true marvel indeed Keelin. It is one that makes you happy looking at it. Summer Storm has a complete different and appealing mood. Mysterious. Contemplation?
yes, a tauri Hans
Wonderful images above! Love Unrest—and all the rest. What next might we see?
Misty Mystical Manifestations
Micheal, B&W#176 is compellingly strange (in a good way) like hypnagogic imagery. Where would that dream go from here? I can only imagine! And I see the synapses firing in your next photo.
Now to dream of the sea ~~~
Against The Tide
I am very impressed by these B&W images! The photographs encapture the clouds’ fragility and strength! And Keelan, in regards to your quesiton about where hypnogogic sleep will bring you, perhaps into a lucid dream where there is pure light.
And, indeed, the most welcomed illumination to dawn within a dream, Lisa! Your halo photo is a lovely symbol of its transitional impetus. Just imagine the moment it shines a light on…
Very fragile cirrus passing below the sun Lisa! Nice connection Keelin!
Arizona B&W #178
I love Against The Tide Keelin and also Arizona B&W #176 Michael. Lisa captured a classical 22 degrees halo in cirrostratus. That one works very well in black and white. Love it as well.
Fine textural captures, Michael, sandwiching Hans’s Lurking Creatures. Hope they come out to play! I imagine they might have some interesting tales to tell.
A Teller Of Tales
Michael, I can sense the slow, quiet movement of clouds in Arizona B&W#180, especially in that open space at the top, bits of fluff floating in to join the group. Nice!
The photo below gave me a feeling of sitting on a high branch, looking down at the feathery head of an owl.
Bird’s Eye View Of A Bird Below
Love that percolated look of your Arizona B&W#181, Michael. It reminds me of my mind in the morning—and that first cup of coffee bringing everything into focus.
Happy to report a smoke-free sky (at least here in Napa) today and the first sighting of clouds in weeks. Needless to say, I ate it up!