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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…
Thanks ! Nice start Keelin!
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!
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…
The texture of clouds ..which can sand down and smooth out the rough parts of the day. Nice shot Keelin!
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.
Cloud Egg Hatchling
Love that wild sky, Michael! Can I add some more turbulence just for fun?
Looks like trouble a brewing there Keelin!
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.
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!
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
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
Michael, can I join in your lenticular fun. My favorite is #1901.
Always lovely to see the Lennies, Michael and Ruth. So smooth and calm.
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!
Watch Your Steps On The Dance Floor
Another Park Shot
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.
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.
A Fine Grid
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
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.
Keelin, nice monochrome, almost like an ocean wave. Michael, #1907 is so delicate. Love them both.
A Fine Brush Stroke
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.
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
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.
Into The Grinder!
PS: Beautiful photo of your Montana Lenticularis on the Gallery, Ruth. Twins!!
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.
Here Comes The Sun
Thanks Hans! Nice hide of the sun!
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.
Tossed By The Tides Of Misfortune
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.
Is This Like Looking Through Ones Eyelashes?
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.
Something Always Emerges
Lift Us Up To Where We Belong
Wonderful images, Michael. Your latest one is simply remarkable!
Just Stringing Some Random Thoughts Together
Thx Keelin. I still don’t know what to make of 120. A very strange formation of cloud photographed strangely.
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 & Blue
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.
Abloom In The Night
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 )
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.
You’ve still got that magic tough with the grays, Michael.
Is it the Sun or the Moon?
Nice work Keelin on “Breaking Away”
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.
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