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Arizona B&W #141
Arizona B&W #142
Arizona B&W #143
Yes, let’s continue and go onward! A new adventure of B&W’s is already started and I have to catch up. Love the flying dragon that looks over his shoulder in Arizona B&W # 142, Michael!
It Is Eating
Michael, #143 has some great dynamic movement. And whatever that hungry dragon could be eating, Hans, I suppose it is well equipped to enjoy it.
It Has Teeth
The Layered Look
Great abstract B&W’s with Teeth a bite Keelin.
Arizona B&W #144
Arizona B&W #145
Love the dancing threesome, Hans. And the deep view into clouds in #144, Michael.
Arizona B&W #146
I love #144 Michael and White Coral Keelin. Sharp lines of light versus soft spongy structures.
No Black, No White
Arizona B&W #147
Nice subtle grays yet plenty of definition in No Black, No White, Hans, and in the images that follow from you, Michael. In fact Michael’s last one made my eyes open wide as I’d just just seen a sky with fleeting Cirrocumulus (and friends) above my own noggin. What an unexpected treat!
Nice capture Keelin!
From painterly to otherworldly, extraordinary images, Michael!
Here’s a rather quiet one…
The Sound Of One Wing Flapping?
Thank you Keelin..Every Now and Zen I get your photographs…
Arizona B&W #153
Arizona B&W #154
Arizona B&W# 155
Arizona B&W #156
Great compositions above, Michael.
Wow, that is quite a series of B&W’s you two posted last weeks (with flair).
Beautiful expressiveness in recent posts, you two. And is that the sun in Not Sunny, Hans, or did you capture the moon in that moody shot?
Hello Keelin, it was the sun although it wasn´t sunny. I remember it well. In B&W it becomes quite moody indeed but it was at full daylight. Your Hiccccup is wonderful: the cloud formation with the visually echoing holes and the title as well.
Arizona B&W #159
Michael, did your cirrus fireworks (#159) grew out of here?
ooh, horizontal, vertical, a blend of both… all very nice compositions.
Served With The Tiniest Sliver Of Moon
k ..reminds me of Degas dancers
Arizona B&W #160
Ah! Degas! Thank you, Michael. And fantastic textures in your two above.
very impressive photos!
Welcome Ling. I saw you picture taken in your home town. Very nice. I hope you like the B&W’s in this thread like I do and also hope you will join us.
I love #160 Michael. It seems to have depth like clouds and earth seen from above. And for Echo Chamber I can hear the echoing like it can be seen, Keelin
For this one I used too much paint.
Arizona B&W #162
Those photos are so amazing!
Ling , Thank you! Black and white cloud photography is a lot of fun! It challenges you to see clouds and sky a little bit differently. Give it try!
Arizona B&W #163
Arizona B&W #164
Blimey, Hans, love those Drips! (as well as your very amusing title).
And Michael, what a portrait of cloud magnificence! Also, so right you are about B&W photography taking the eye to new sights.
So beware, Ling! This is the forum topic that first drew me in—and it has never let loose. I hope you’ll try it out and join us here with images from your home skies.
Anything Can Happen
Arizona B&W# 166
While my mind naturally wants to make something perhaps nameable of what I see in your #166, Michael, the ambiguity of it proves an even greater delight. Wonderful!
No such mystery in the image below.
Above I see this wonderful Dragon Breath by Keelin and than I see Arizona B&W #166 by Michael that shows a footprint of the Dragon. Love them both.
Love the sweep (and the title) of your Virga Delight, Hans. And agreed, Michael’s #166 makes a good footprint for a dragon. Perhaps it’s the residue of it’s breath I keep finding under my bed?
Maybe I’ll Dust… tomorrow
Arizona B&W# 168
Be careful with the dusting on places where dragons dwell, Keelin. Great play with grays, also on the cumuli by Michael.
Indeed, lovely grays to be adrift in above.
And wise words as well, Hans. Best to let all sleeping dragons lie. Who knows what could happen if one became…
Yes Keelin, who knows what happens if one dragon gets agitated. It can wake other dragons elsewhere. And so it did. To me they all seem to be strayed in this B&W thread but when they have fun they are welcome.
Playful Dragon Duo
Arizona B&W #169
What do you suppose that playful duo of flame throwers is up to, Hans, a friendly game of catch with balls of fire? Wonderful image!
And love the composition in #169, Michael. I’m amused by that little hovering cloudlet that keeps snagging my eye each time I try to look elsewhere.
The Usual Meeting Place
Arizona B&W# 170
Arizona B&W #171
Michael, in your two most recent images above, I get the feeling something is on the edge of emergence. Love that sense of mystery.
In the photo below, the seed pod shape makes me wonder what may become of those tiny bits held within.
Mystery for the sake of Mystery…clouds break the reality of Blue Sky
Love your seed pod Keelin and the Mystery for the sake of Mystery by Michael as well.
Your #127 is the epitome of the mystery of mystery, Michael!
Will your castle feature a drawbridge, Hans? I think the cloud characters below might like a tour.
Haha, the characters are welcome Keelin!
Here is another character.
Morphed But Still A Bit Spooky
Arizona B&W #174
That is a really nice Snautzer Michael and a happy one as well. You do surprise me with this pareidolic one. Love it.
Next one would have done well in the Waves thread you once started, but seems to be sleeping at the moment.
Michael, I agree with Hans. That is one cloud puppy no one could resist. Even his tail looks ready to wag in the wind.
And the waves return! Love this image, Hans, with bright frothiness in the foreground. Here’s one heading your way ~~~
Thank you Hans and Keelin. Schnauser is a favorite of mine. Cloud waves are always fun as well! Surfs Up!
ArizonaB&W#175..A late in the day shot
Wow, Michael, what a dramatic shot! Hard to believe one would actually fall right through such solid looking clouds.
It was late afternoon for the photo below as well, facing into the setting sun.
Love the frothiness on your former one Keelin. I hope to see it arrive over here. And the fone facing the setting sun has marvelous light play. In between these beauties a massive cauliflower mountain over Arizona. Certainly an impressive one Michael.
Arizona B&W #178
Love your former three Michael but specially number #177 for the whirly structure in the middle that even look like someone with open mouth in a silent scream. One can imagine a lot around that one I think.
Indeed, Michael, you’ve given us one that intrigues beyond words in #177. Love the mystery of it!
And your Cloud Sculpture, Hans is one I would hang on my wall. Beautiful.
A moment after taking the photo below, there occurred a transformation of the bright wee cloud, making an image better suited for the Clouds-That-Look-Like-Things topic. So there it will land perhaps to inspire a bit of wonder…
Thanks Keelin and Hans!The Sculpture and Critter light up the holiday season! Happy New Year to All!
Arizona B&W #179
Nice contrast and clarity in #179, Michael!
In the image below, it was the subtle silhouette that caught my eye.
Shadow Of A Cloud Dreamer
Love the shadow Keelin, I can see the outline of a person drifting thorough the clouds.
And Michael, that cumulus looks wonderful with the rats shooting out behind it. Well captured.
Below is a mixture of Altocumulus and Cirrus.
Thanks Greg for your kind words. Opening up the exposure to capture the details in the cloud produces the white edges of suns rays against the dark background,contrast.
Sorry I meant rays not rats :)
Ha, another example of the Coolest Clouds by Greg in your Arizona B&W182 Michael. And before that one the dreamy Shadow Of A Cloud Dreamer by Keelin and a wonderful mixture by Greg.
Gregory, it looks as if your clouds are shifting into hyperspace—which, at times, seems like a possibility with how quickly some sail across the sky. And Michael, your B&W182 of Cirrus intortus reminds me of younger years when I could easily dance in all directions—at the same time. These days, my style is more like the gentle Drifting Shape Hans has posted. Alas, I have no answer for the question your most recent clouds have posed.
PS: Saw your wild Asperitas over Haarlem on the Gallery, Hans. Congratulations!
On The Lookout For Illumination
Thank you Keelin and… wow, what an inspiring Illumination you posted. Great contrasts and enchanting atmosphere.
Those Wavy Shapes have an amazing, magnetic force, Hans. I can’t seem to look away from them. Good thing Michael follows with one that sets my eyes free to roam. Love the feeling in both images above.
One Loose Thread Is All It Takes
Nice one Keelin!
Arizona B&W #185
Yes, nice one Keelin. Love this loose thread. And a capricious #185 Michale.
Love the flow and softness in your most recent images above, Michael and Hans. There was nothing so calm in last Sunday’s morning sky here.
While just the day before, a looser, liquid look…
Arizona B&W #186
Arizona B&W# 187
Michael, you continue to polish the grays to a gorgeous gleam. #188 is particularly impressive. And I must admit to a little giggle when pareidolia took hold and something (I shall not say what) emerged. I keep going back to it because each time I look, I feel greeted with a little smile.
Here is an undecided one from a decidedly busy sky day earlier this month.
Not Sure Which Way To Go
Yes Keelin, that shot was taken at sunset, thereby diminishing whites to greys. The patterns fascinate me.
Your directional challenged entertains the possibilities. Lots going on !
Wow, great B&W’s by you two Keelin and Michael. I keep coming back to Frenetic Fete by Keelin and your last one is very intriguing Michael. There is this dog’s head in it. I don’t know which way to go anymore….
Here is an impression of the weather over here that already lasts for some weeks and is here to stay for some more time. Anyway nice skies…..
Wind And Rain And Shine