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Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XIX

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    • #496603
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
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      What an impressive wrap up to B&W volume XVIII with the finishing polishes from Richard, Ruth and Michael. A review of that collection holds surprises that still astonish. And here we go again…

      IMG_2357_BW_Onward!Onward!

       

    • #496745
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks !  Nice start Keelin!

      Arizona B&W#191

      April0819a3529Len

    • #496824
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      What a great start for Volume XIX Keelin with Onward. But before going on I must refer to your Floccus In Bloom in the former Volume. A favorite of mine for sure as is “a twister of sorts” by Richard, Arizona B&W #207 and #211 by Michael and the delicate Curling Event by Ruth. It is so much fun to scroll through the former thread, but now onward!

      2021-08 Wolken (29)-1

      Big Wipe

    • #496834
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thank you, Michael and Hans. Can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for us here in this new volume.

      Love the sleek look of those saucers, Michael, and the smooth sweep of that Big Wipe, Hans.

      And now for a little texture…

      IMG_0297_BW_Sheer ShearingSheer Shearing

    • #496935
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      The texture of clouds ..which can sand down and smooth out  the rough parts of the day. Nice shot Keelin!

       

      Arizona B&W#192

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    • #497478
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Michael! I’d ever seen the clouds so rough-looking. Your #192 is more like something I could enjoy the warm comfort of. Love the subtle form there, as if something is nestled beneath (or I suppose that would actually be above) the covering.

      IMG_0432_BW_Cloud Egg HatchlingsCloud Egg Hatchling

    • #497818
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#194

      may1119a4422Len

    • #498112
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#195

      june0219a5044Frac

    • #498563
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love that wild sky, Michael! Can I add some more turbulence just for fun?

      IMG_0476_BW_More Turbulence

    • #498596
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Looks like trouble a brewing there Keelin!

      Arizona B&W#196

      july1720a9783PercArt

    • #498952
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Thumb PrintP1000315 (2)

    • #499115
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      A lot of wild skies and turbulence above. I love Sheer Shearing by Keelin, the intriguing figure in #194 by Michael and the Thumb Print by Ruth.

      2021-04 Wolken (92)-1

      Outlines

      • #508690
        duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
        Participant

        Definitely my favourite from this B&W collection.

        I can see this as a minimalist print hanging on a wall.

    • #499127
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Can’t help but see a funny-faced creature emerging in #196, Michael. Something rather charming in his looks.

      Perhaps he has the kind of thumb that would make a fine print like you’ve captured, Ruth.

      And a wonderful rough contour in Outlines, Hans. Elemental and aesthetic!

      IMG_0441_CloudSupportCloud Support

       

    • #499131
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#197

      may2919a5019Len

       

    • #499334
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#198

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    • #499513
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#199

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    • #499667
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1901

      may2919a5015Len

    • #500252
      Richard Bergeman avatarRichard Bergeman
      Participant

      you clearly have a lot of sky to play with out there in arizona, michael — looks like a lot of fun ….. saw some neat things in the cloudscape forum as well today ….. here’s something i saw while out on the coast, having lunch in the park where the old decommissioned lighthouse sits in newport, oregon

      lighthouse eruption55

      lighthouse eruptions

    • #500291
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Richard, Howdy!  The Big Sky of the West  presents a large easel  when you can explore it with  a good wide angle/telephoto and a Adobe Lightroom that can remove a  power line or a bird when required. The problem is of course , the weather moves on thru very quickly here in Az making it sometimes impossible to  play/work  everything thats going on. That and sometimes it goes for like a couple of weeks  with no clouds are my only complaints  perhaps due to it is so much fun.

      Nice shot on the Light House! Brought the sky down and filled the  frame!  Nice Example of Big Sky.

      Here is some fun I had in  B&W that I have already covered in Color posts

      Arizona B&W#192

      july1720a9825AltCum

    • #500348
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, I keep scrolling up to have another look at @198. It is such a beauty!

      And wow, Richard! Are you sure that wasn’t a giant whale passing by? Love the dramatic scene you’ve captured in Lighthouse Eruptions!

      IMG_0484_AfterSplashAfterSplash

    • #500380
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1902

      may2919a5013Len

    • #500444
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, can I join in your lenticular fun.  My favorite is #1901.

      Shopping AroundP1000295 (2)

    • #500856
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Always lovely to see the Lennies, Michael and Ruth. So smooth and calm.

      IMG_0275_BW_Let's Dance!Let’s Dance!

       

       

    • #501278
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1903

      April0819a3534Virg

    • #501355
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I do have some problems for several days with posting my next B&W. I suppose it is in the text but I don’t know what to omit. So now I come up with this boring text in stead of a text with some nice things of all the great pictures above. This one was meant to follow up Keelin’s Let’s Dance!

      2021-09 Charigny (113)-1

      Watch Your Steps On The Dance Floor

    • #501378
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Another Park Shot

      Arizona B&W#1904

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    • #501728
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1905

      july1720a9831UndArt

    • #501910
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, love the movement in your latest two. #1904 has a swirl that reminds me of the dance of Aurora Borealis.

      And Hans, once I read your clever caption to Watch Your Steps…, I couldn’t help but see a little witch being cautious about getting out there on a spirited dance floor.

      IMG_0450_BW_Stepping CarefullyStepping Carefully

       

    • #502177
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I love the last Park Shot (#904) Michael.

      And I love the witch you captured, Keelin! She must have been summoned by your ‘Let’s Dance!’ and she has the moves for sure.

      Next one really surprised me. I think I never captured a cloud this sharp and detailed before.

      2021-09 Charigny (210)-1

      A Fine Grid

    • #502220
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1906

      jun2519a5165Vir

    • #502710
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, Stepping is always good advice.  No one wants to take a fall and land in who knows what.

      Hans,  Fine Grid is splendid in its details.  You and your camera must have agreed on that shot.

      Michael,  #1906, just because I live in bear country, you just captured a grizzly paw print.

       

      Open Up The Windows P1080168 (2)

    • #502776
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Indeed, Hans, the detail in A Fine Grid is exceptional! Fantastic clarity there.

      And I love the happy wiggle in #1906, Michael. Makes me wanna dance.

      Ruth, I can almost feel the fresh breeze and warm sun breaking through in Open Up The Windows.

      This shot is such a tiny detail of the original photo that it’s taken on the look of a monochrome watercolor. Unfortunately, all the water is in the artwork, none on the ground here.

      IMG_0669_BW_Monochrome CloudscapeMonochrome Cloudscape

    • #502927
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1907

      june2919a5198Vir

    • #503035
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, nice monochrome, almost like an ocean wave.  Michael, #1907 is so delicate.  Love them both.

      P1090971 (2) A Fine Brush Stroke

    • #503048
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1908

      june3019a5259len

    • #503711
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1909

      April0819a3525Len

    • #503902
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, great photos in 1908 and 1909.  I think that lenticular forms are one of my favorites.

      This entry is a curious cloud.  It was indeed black and wispy.

      My MysteryP1000840 (2)

    • #503922
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Ruth..Lennys around here are more often distant than within decent camera range. About once a quarter there might be a good lenny show . Nearby North Mountain Park  sets up lenny activity but not on any kind of predictable basis. Some lennys over northwest Phoenix below

      Arizona B&W#1910

      june3019a5258Len

    • #505141
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1911

      june2919a5205mix

    • #505190
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Splendid studies in black & white, Ruth and Michael! Especially like your Mystery cloud, Ruth, and the choreography of your #1911, Michael. Gotta love those Lennys too. Haven’t see them around these parts in quite some time, so happy to find them hovering here.

      IMG_0821_BW_Into The Grinder!Into The Grinder!

    • #505191
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      PS: Beautiful photo of your Montana Lenticularis on the Gallery, Ruth. Twins!!

    • #505207
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#1912

      june2919a5253Vir

    • #505269
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Monochrome Cloudscape is a favorite of mine Keelin. Wonderful composition. And I love your last one Into The Grinder as well.

      Ruth, your mustache-like Mystery made me raise my eyebrows. Mysterious, black and maybe a eyebrow-cloud?

      Your #1906 and #1912 are simply great Michael. You never stop to amaze me.

      2021-09 Charigny (220)-1

      Here Comes The Sun

    • #505545
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Hans! Nice hide of the sun!

      Arizona B&W#113

      june0219a5042FracArt

    • #506121
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#114

      july2919a5699AltCum

    • #506353
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the calm flow in #1912, Michael, while #112 reminds me of Dante’s Inferno. Very dramatic!

      And Hans, Here Comes the Sun is simply lovely.

      Here is one that reminds me of a line in Mimi Farina’s song In the Quiet Morning, her touching tribute to Janis Joplin. Joan Baez (Mimi’s sister) sings it with great heart.

      IMG_0852_BW_Tossed By The Tides Of MisfortuneTossed By The Tides Of Misfortune

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin.
    • #506505
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#115

      july3019a5781Len

    • #506530
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      The title Tossed By The Tides Of Misfortune and what it’s about seem to be very fitting for the turmoil you captured in the sky Keelin. And the atypical lenticular form Michael captured in #115 seems to be tossed too.

      2021-09 Charigny (125)-1

      Is This Like Looking Through Ones Eyelashes?

    • #506721
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#116

      mar0119a2717UndArt

    • #506764
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Those long lashes look set for dream mode, Hans, where visions like the Michael’s lovely lenticular clouds may drift by and morph into, well, just about anything.

      IMG_0861_BW_Something Always EmergesSomething Always Emerges

    • #506994
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#117

      june0219a5052Frac

    • #507289
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#118

      may1119a4365CirrUnd

    • #507665
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Lift Us Up To Where We BelongP1100314 (2)

    • #508017
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#119

      july0719a5300Altcum

    • #508472
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#120

      may1119a4443Len

    • #508571
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wonderful images, Michael. Your latest one is simply remarkable!

      IMG_1164_BW_Just Stringing Some Random Thoughts TogetherJust Stringing Some Random Thoughts Together

    • #508680
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thx Keelin. I still don’t know what to make of  120.  A very strange formation of cloud photographed strangely.

       

      Arizona B&W#121

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    • #508734
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael,  may be we all want to make something out of #120.  It is just the best shot.  My vote is a mushroom.

      Keelin, Just a String is my favorite necklace, eclectic.

      Black & BlueP1000934 (2)

       

    • #508753
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, #120 has definitely got mystery to spare. Wonder-full! And exquisite, textural detail in #121.

      There’s plenty of mystery in your Black & Blue too, Ruth. I love the way what it actually is slowly emerges from what it might be.

      IMG_0519_Abloom In The NightAbloom In The Night

       

       

       

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin.
    • #509057
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Amazing!

      Arizona B&W#122

      oct2120a0460Vir

    • #509184
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#123

      aug1720a0122Len

    • #509421
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, #123 is another unusual cloud.  Just as cool as #120.

      Keelin, Abloom could be plants in the night.

      Dim Light Camping ( where’s the restroom ) P1090225 (2)

    • #509536
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#124

      aug2920a0153Altcum

    • #509538
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, what color thumb does it take to grown the clouds in your garden? #122 is a beauty. And #123 is delightfully odd! It makes me smile for that very reason.

      Ruth, love your magical moonlit scenes. Deeply dark despite the full moon aglow. It even sounds quiet. Hope you didn’t get any mosquito bites while camping.

      IMG_1157_BW_Don't Scratch!Don’t Scratch!

       

       

    • #509763
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#125

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    • #510020
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#126

      june2919a52257AltCum

    • #510375
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#127

      oct0720a0363Und

    • #510774
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      You’ve still got that magic tough with the grays, Michael.

      IMG_0479_BW_Breaking AwayBreaking Away

    • #510806
      duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
      Participant

      Is it the Sun or the Moon?

      2008_07250002 (2)

    • #510907
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice work Keelin on  “Breaking Away”

      Arizona B&W#128

      may0619a4288Lac

    • #511370
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#129

      apr1519a3727Cirrus

    • #511721
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      My last one is from too long ago. I must say you all have shared some fantastic B&W’s meanwhile. Can’t mention them all but ‘Just Stringing Some Random Thoughts Together’ is a favorite Keelin as is #123 with its magical form, Michael.

      2021-09 Charigny (166)-1
      Sailing

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