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Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XIV

Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XIV

Forums The Cloud Forum Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XIV

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    • #360331
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Lets Continue!

      Arizona B&W #141

      july3016a6378

    • #360472
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      After a lovely image to wrap up series XIII by Michael, YES, let’s!

      IMG_4803_BW_Onward!Onward!

    • #360750
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #142

      june2716a5752

    • #361158
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #143

      june0618a2748

    • #361215
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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!

      2019-05 Wolken_0037-2

      It Is Eating

    • #361339
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_4855_BW_It Has TeethIt Has Teeth

    • #361582
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      IMG_4888_BW_The Layered LookThe Layered Look

    • #361770
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great abstract B&W’s with Teeth a bite Keelin.

      2018-07 Wolken_0194-3

      Threesome

    • #361982
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #144

      july0617a3825Crep

    • #362795
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #145

      july2217a4751

    • #363125
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the dancing threesome, Hans. And the deep view into clouds in #144, Michael.

      IMG_5013_BW_White CoralWhite Coral

    • #363197
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #146

      july0617a3859Cum

    • #363442
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I love #144 Michael and White Coral Keelin. Sharp lines of light versus soft spongy structures.

      2019-02 Wolken_0009-2

      No Black, No White

    • #363715
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #147

      july1118a3257

    • #364223
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#148

      july1418a3386

    • #364458
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#149

      july1218a3274

    • #364798
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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!

      IMG_5021_BW

      IMG_5013_BW

    • #365390
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice capture Keelin!

      Arizona B&W#150

      july1117a4246

    • #366060
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#151

      july1718a3480

    • #366372
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      From painterly to otherworldly, extraordinary images, Michael!

      Here’s a rather quiet one…

      IMG_6771_BW_The Sound Of One Wing FlappingThe Sound Of One Wing Flapping?

    • #366908
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin..Every Now and Zen I get your photographs…

      anyway

      Arizona B&W#152

      july2017a4599

    • #367303
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #153

      july2317a4855

    • #367629
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #154

      july1218a3327

    • #369451
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 155

      july1716a6020

    • #369763
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #156

      july2317a4852

    • #369969
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#157

      jan0216a2371

    • #370133
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great compositions above, Michael.

      IMG_5166_BW_With FlairWith Flair

    • #370493
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Wow, that is quite a series of B&W’s you two posted last weeks (with flair).

      2018-03-03 Asperitas_0011 B&W an klein

      Not Sunny

    • #370880
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#158

      july2217a4824

    • #371003
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2019-09 Charigny (87)-2

      Hairy

    • #371661
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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?

      IMG_5192_BW_HiccccupHiccccup

    • #371789
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-08 Wolken_0027-2

      Miscellaneous

    • #372161
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #159

      may2517a3478

    • #372460
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Michael, did your cirrus fireworks (#159) grew out of here2019-01 Wolken_0027-3?

       

    • #372550
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      ooh, horizontal, vertical, a blend of both… all very nice compositions.

      IMG_5167_Served With A Sliver Of MoonServed With The Tiniest Sliver Of Moon

    • #372734
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      k ..reminds me of Degas dancers

       

      Arizona B&W #160

      july2317a4876

       

    • #373123
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#161

      july2117a4666

    • #373477
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Ah! Degas! Thank you, Michael. And fantastic textures in your two above.

      IMG_5230_BW_Echo ChamberEcho Chamber

    • #373620
      Liangjun Ling avatarLing
      Participant

      very impressive photos!

    • #374063
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2017-08-22 Parhelic_0118 B&W ns107-195 klein
      Blimey, Drips!

    • #374387
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #162

      july1017a4155

    • #374392
      Liangjun Ling avatarLing
      Participant

      Those photos are so amazing!

    • #375067
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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

      july1117a4166Len

    • #375987
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #164

      july0418a3128Und

    • #376128
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_5436_BW_Anything Can HappenAnything Can Happen

    • #376202
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#165

      july2217a4763

    • #376542
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      IMG_5207_BW_Dragon BreathDragon Breath

    • #376889
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 166

      july0418a3000Und

    • #377438
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_3557_BW_HotSpotHot Spot

    • #378376
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2019-09 Charigny (86)-2

      Virga Delight

    • #378453
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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?

      IMG_1869_Maybe I'll Dust TomorrowMaybe I’ll Dust… tomorrow

    • #378660
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#167

      aug0218a4233Nim

    • #379243
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 168

      july2017a4627

    • #379730
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Be careful with the dusting on places where dragons dwell, Keelin. Great play with grays, also on the cumuli by Michael.

      2017-11-24 Boog ea_0032 B&W ac klein

      Adrift

    • #379967
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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…

      IMG_2636_BW_AgitatedAgitated

    • #380049
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2589-1

      Playful Dragon Duo

    • #380406
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #169

      july1118a3254

    • #381012
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_5537_BW_The Usual Meeting PlaceThe Usual Meeting Place

    • #381904
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 170

      aug2017a5745Art

    • #382838
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #171

      aug0218a4225Nim

    • #383497
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_5546_BW_Cloud Pod

    • #383582
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Mystery for the sake of Mystery…clouds break the reality of Blue Sky

       

      Arizona B&W#172

      aug0517a5499len

    • #384332
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#173

      aug1718a4504

    • #386116
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Love your seed pod Keelin and the Mystery for the sake of Mystery by Michael as well.

      2019-09 Charigny (30)-2

      Building Castles

    • #386183
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_5551_BW_Bridge

    • #386421
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Haha, the characters are welcome Keelin!

      Here is another character.

      2019-11 Wolken (18)-2

      Morphed But Still A Bit Spooky

    • #386891
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #174

      Schnauzer

      aug1018a4286virg

    • #387071
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-08 Wolken_0018-3

      Waving Waves

    • #387504
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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 ~~~

      IMG_2764_B&W_Waves

    • #387559
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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

      july3117a5311

    • #388830
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_5756_BW_Late Afternoon

    • #391884
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2019-05 Wolken_0046-2

      Foamy

    • #393866
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#176

      july0418a3133Len

    • #394937
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#177

      aug2118a4528

    • #396684
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #178

      june2317a3744

    • #396960
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-07 Wolken_0398-2

      Cloud Sculpture

    • #397642
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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…

      IMG_5873_BW_Light CreatureLight Critter

    • #397933
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Keelin and Hans!The Sculpture and Critter light up the holiday season!  Happy New Year to All!

      Arizona B&W #179

      sept0218a2428

    • #399151
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Nice contrast and clarity in #179, Michael!

      In the image below, it was the subtle silhouette that caught my eye.

      IMG_5963_BW_Shadow Of A Cloud DreamerShadow Of A Cloud Dreamer

    • #399644
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#180

      sept0218a2448

    • #399663
      Gregory Venarsky avatarGregory Venarsky
      Participant

      Hello,
      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.

      Best Wishes,

      Gregory V.

      IMG_20191112_151144170_HDR

    • #416617
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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.

      Arizona B&W#181

      sept2418a5434

    • #416620
      Gregory Venarsky avatarGregory Venarsky
      Participant

      Sorry I meant rays not rats :)

    • #416864
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W182

      sept0518a5164

    • #417072
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-06 Wolken_0080-3

      Drifting Shape

    • #417488
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#183

      sept3018a5453

    • #417622
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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!

      IMG_6113_BW_On The Lookout For IlluminationOn The Lookout For Illumination

    • #417945
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin and… wow, what an inspiring Illumination you posted. Great contrasts and enchanting atmosphere.

      2018-03-18 Wolken_0170 B&W ac klein

      Wavy Shapes

    • #418016
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#184

      sept1818a5250

    • #418440
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_1169_BW_One Loose ThreadOne Loose Thread Is All It Takes

    • #418994
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice one Keelin!

      Arizona B&W #185

      june2116a5570

    • #419365
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes, nice one Keelin. Love this loose thread. And a capricious #185 Michale.

      2018-03-18 Wolken_0178 B&W ac klein

      Shapy Waves

    • #419929
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_4643_BW_Frenetic FeteFrenetic Fete

    • #420014
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      While just the day before, a looser, liquid look…

      IMG_6308_BW_Liquid Look

    • #420059
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #186

      july2317a4900

    • #420614
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 187

      sept0118a6906

    • #421275
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#188

      aug1917a5667

    • #421508
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_3377_BW_Not Sure Which Way To GoNot Sure Which Way To Go

       

    • #421546
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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 !

      Arizona B&W#189

      aug2118a4535

    • #421549
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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…..

      2020-02-12 Strand (35)-2

      Wind And Rain And Shine

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