Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XX

Black & White Cloud Photos Vol XX

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    • #519318
      duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
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      Since I hijacked the end of volume XIX I might as well be the one to start the next volume.

      So…something subtle to get the ball rolling.

      060411 005 (2)

    • #519585
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W #201

      apr0419a3473altcum

    • #519644
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Wow, Volume XX is there. Thanks for starting it Duncan. You must know Michael once started the first volume not even with a number. At the end of this new volume there must be posted about 20 times 100 B&W’s (maybe a bit less because of textual posts) = 2.000 B&W’s. And among them great masterpieces of abstract art of which Stieglitz could have been proud. Just to be continued after a great start with the play of lines by Duncan and the B&W cloudscape #201 by Michael.

      2019-09 Charigny (92)-2

      Sweep

      • #519655
        duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
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        Hans, it looks like someone took a wet paintbrush and smeared the paint.

    • #519657
      duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
      Participant

      Someone once told me it’s not a true B&W if it doesn’t have pure white and black.  Otherwise, it’s just monochrome in grey.

      So here’s my offering.

      006 (2)

    • #519667
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      What a fine start the three of you have already given to Volume XX. Let’s let all the magic out of the box!

      IMG_1577_BW_What's Inside? [also color]What’s Inside?

    • #519933
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#202

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    • #520441
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Nice one, Michael! And Hans, I think this baked good could use some of your clotted cream (from the Cloudscapes topic) on top to fill in the divots.

      IMG_1675_BW_Fresh Baked!Fresh Baked!

    • #520461
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      getting weird Keelin! I luv it!

      Arizona B&W#203

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    • #520823
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Like Michael I love the Fresh Baked!, Keelin. It must be great to taste with clotted cream indeed. Yummy! I wonder What’s Inside. Equally delicious I think.

      Great mysterious wisp in #202 and #203 as well Michael.

      2020-12 Wolken (9)-1

      Horse Head or Holes Head?

    • #520843
      duncan_bulman avatarduncan_bulman
      Participant

      Hans, fossilised bone perhaps?

      50 shades…

      IMG_20220128_144540

    • #521225
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      I am behind on this new thread.  Shades of grey, fresh bread, heads flying, and a way cool Sweep.  Everyone’s entries are too terrific.

      039 (2)    Big Reflection

    • #521584
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#204

      oct2120a0462Virg

    • #522026
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great composition in #204, Michael.

      2022-02 Wolken (6)-1

      Mirrored Patterns

    • #522192
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      A Grand Branch you captured  Hans!

      Arizona B&W#205

      dec2020a1209Vir

    • #522601
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wonderful recent additions from all of you!

      Duncan, that’s a gorgeous skyscape you’ve captured in 50 shades. And Ruth, I never get my fill of your tranquil vistas over land or water. Michael, fantastical things seem to bloom above your head. Lucky for us, you keep your camera within reach. And same is true for you, Hans. I see both the Horse Head and a soap-bubbly rabbit heading in the opposite direction! Also love the joyful reach in Mirrored Patterns.

      Rather than resurrect the Waves topic from way back when, I thought this one could crash here…

      IMG_1793_BW_Double Decker WaveDouble-Decker Wave

    • #522834
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Ah, the good old wave topic. It still lives on in diferent places like here in your Double-Deck Wave Keelin. I have also a small wave to contribute. Don’t hurt your fingers on it.

      2022-02 Wolken (76)-1

      Black And Decker Wave?

    • #522876
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, I have enjoyed many of your latest photo adventures.  You have had some special beauties.  Your gallery from yesterday is exquisite.

      P1100895 (2) Spilt Milk

    • #522909
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Oooh ~~ thanks for the warning, Hans! Might it be from the same session as your recent Gallery iridescence? I see some pearly teeth on that one as well.

      Your Spilt Milk fits perfectly with this current flow, Ruth. No tears, I hope.

      And another one rolls in…

      IMG_1835_BW_Incoming TideIncoming Tide

       

    • #523017
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thank you Ruth for kind words. And Yes Keelin the sharp waves are from the same series as the recent iridescnet one on the gallery.

      Spilt Milk is great Ruth and Incoming Tide looks like we have to run, Keelin. And then there is also the mysterious #205 by Michael. Great composition it has.

      2022-02 Wolken (22)-1

      Is It Sticky Or Is It Burning?

    • #523075
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Surfs Up!

      Arizona B&W#206

      dec2020a1213Vir

    • #523651
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, love the motion of that ocean of cloud you captured! It makes all the senses come alive.

      As for Sticky or Burning? A wonderfully intriguing photo, Hans! And a good question. If it’s not too much of either, it might make a nice home for some underwater creature.

      Below is one I think would find it attractive. It reminds me of another I spotted and posted almost exactly two years ago (further below). A relative perhaps?

      IMG_0912_BW_Far Below The Surface_ [like Swimming Through Uncertainty]Far Below The Surface

      IMG_8637_Swimming Through UncertaintySwimming Through Uncertainty

       

       

    • #523999
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#207

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    • #524074
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W #208

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    • #524154
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#209

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    • #524205
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Lovely clouds everyone.  Michael, #209 could even be some smoke.

      I Like You Just The Way You Are

      P1022371 (2)

    • #524248
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#210

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    • #524746
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#211

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    • #524965
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Going to jump in here with:

      LurkingP1110066 (2)

    • #525232
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#212

      july2919a5697AltCum

    • #525279
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I love Far Below The Surface, Keelin with some remnants of blues in it. Lurking is great Ruth and your #212 as well Michael.

      2022-03 Wolken (1)-1

      Metamorphosis

    • #525546
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#213

      oct3020a0516Cirrus

       

    • #525670
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great subtly in those soft Lurking grays, Ruth. Metamorphosis, with its very fitting title is a dynamic favorite, Hans. And Arizona B&W #213 is appealingly surreal, Michael. All wonderful additions!

      IMG_1971_Heart SparkHeart Spark

    • #525855
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      ArizonaB&W#214

      dec2020a1210Vir

    • #525964
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great Hart Spark Keelin. Quite a mysterious atmosphere.

      The tentacles I see in Arizona B&W #214 by Michael seem to be menacing. Lovely creepy composition.

      2022-02 Ardennen (20)-1

      Dichotomy

    • #526025
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, Dichotomy is almost a prehistoric find.  So unusual.  Is there some rope in there too?

      Michael,  #214 could have some claws for defense.  One to think about.

      Keelin, Heart Spark is an ingenious title and a great visual for me.

      P1022505 (2)

       

      Gray = a color between white and black

    • #526467
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#215

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    • #526761
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      They don’t come any more mysterious than your latest two, Hans and Michael. Love ‘em!

      There’s mystery as well in your great Gray, Ruth. Beautiful variations on a theme you’ve captured both here and on the Gallery!

      When viewed at a small size, the clouds below begin to take on the form of a bird with long tail feathers, like a charcoal drawing still in the making.

      IMG_2057_BW_Flight UnfinishedFlight Unfinished

    • #526939
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin,Nice use of negative space !

      Arizona B&W#216

      oct2120a0456Virg

    • #527002
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Ah, thank you, Michael! And I like the feeling of a flock in flight in your #216.

      The clouds below remind me of this clever question posed by Satchel Paige:
      “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

      IMG_0509_BW_AgelessAgeless

    • #527009
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Batman Showed UpP1022525 (2)

    • #527171
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#217

      dec2720a1259Vir

    • #527470
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      P1022529 (2) Pacific Ocean

    • #527847
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#217 looks alive, Michael.

      I think I hear the flapping of wings in Batman, Ruth. And the roar in Pacific Ocean.

      Far up the coast, in the land of icy waters…

      IMG_1578_BW_Iceberg_Ready to Break AwayReady to Break Away

    • #528057
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#218

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    • #528422
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#219

      jan2721a1778Cntrl

    • #528669
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#220

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    • #529014
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Wow, I have been too long absent here and it is great to scrol to all your beauties Ruth, Keelin and Michael. I love especially the bat signal by Ruth, Ageless by Keelin and Arizona B&W #219 by Michael.

      2022-02 Ardennen (22)-1

      Don’t know how to put it …

    • #529289
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#221

      jan2721a1763Cntrl

    • #529350
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Michael, #219 is a grand photo.  Abstract, yet some of me sees a rose out of place.  May be I am anxious for spring flowers.

      Hans,  Your Don’t Know How is way cool.  Yard work for me, are those leaves?

      Shrubbery

      P1040346 (2)

    • #529618
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Got Dust BunniesP1080806 (2)

    • #529629
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W# 222

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    • #529983
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      What a fantastic variety of exciting images in the last few weeks here.

      Michael, I keep returning to your #218 and the very surreal #219.

      Ruth, I believe some relatives of your lovely Dust Bunnies have been seen in my neighborhood lately. Known to multiply, aren’t they?

      And Hans, I think you put it perfectly with Don’t know how to put it! A great visual representation of… of… of….

      The clouds below reminded me of a wet dog about to shake&share the joy of a recent swim…

      IMG_2207_BW_Quick! Grab A Towel!Quick! Grab A Towel!

    • #530234
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W223

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    • #530544
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
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      Keelin I want your towel.  Looks absorbent.

      Michael,  we are suckers for lentils.  Nice photo.

      Passing Through Your Neighborhood

      P1100371 (2)

    • #530828
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Ruth! I dropped a lenticularis  in the Color thread you might like.

      Arizona B&W#224

      dec2720a1249Vir

    • #530967
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#225

      sept1419a6619Art

    • #531263
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, #225 is unusual for me.  I see the hide of a big animal. And no, cocktail hour hasn’t started as yet.  P1110333 (2) Scrambled Eggs

    • #531275
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Yes Ruth, I like to create a dimension of  “Cloud being  alive, living  part of  the environment”.

      Arizona B&W#226…this photo got even stranger bringing it to here

      july2721a4301Cir

    • #531913
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W# 227

      oct0318a5553CumArt

    • #531993
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael,  how about this big big screen.  I am liking the details that pop out.  P1110253 (2)

    • #532163
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Ruth..yes I like this larger format!..The larger a digital photo , the lighter it gets. So I’m trying some stuff that may benefit from the larger size.

      Arizona B&W#228oct0720a0365Und

       

    • #532695
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, I am liking the bigger size too.  Seeing more

      Creatures

      P1110405 (2)

    • #532739
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona B&W#229

      dec1021a5574art

    • #532945
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Beautiful B&Ws, Ruth and Michael! Here’s one from just this afternoon…

      IMG_2447_BW_Something In My EyeSomething In My Eye

    • #533268
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#230

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    • #533453
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#231

      june1020a9474Scape

    • #533682
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the juxtaposition of the cloud types in your latest duo, Michael, especially in #230.

      IMG_2463_BW_Just A Tiny Tear In The Pillowcase

      Just A Tiny Tear In The Pillowcase

    • #533772
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, Something in my eye is a keeper.  Wonderous shot.

      Michael,  I can feel the wind in #230.  Great zig zag.

      Holes in My Pocket

      P1022575 (2)

    • #533918
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice Lacunosus Ruth!   And Thank to you and Keelin for the comments on 230. Another weird shot that caught my eye by the way of the undulations in the bottom 3rd of the pic. It looked like alphabet was in there so I took the shot on reflex, proof the clouds talk to me. I don’t know what they are saying but theres something being said there.

      Arizona B&W#232

      dec2720a1271Vir

    • #534029
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love that lacy look, Ruth, and the feathery sweep, Michael.

      And I couldn’t agree with you more about the clouds having something to say. Now and again, they even appear to adopt remarkably recognizable letterforms. While one may look to the sky and ask Why?, the mind working its way into a tight philosophical tangle. Ever playfully, the clouds may clearly respond…

      IMG_2136_BW_Y knot

      Y Knot

    • #534050
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin,  raining down clouds.  Very interesting picture.  May be the sky is falling.

      Michael, beauty #232.  Like a dance to soft music.

      Spilled MilkP1022568 (2)

    • #534237
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Cool Virga there Keelin , a languae of their own and ..ahh a cat at the spilt milk!

      Arizona B&W#233

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    • #534435
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I am sorry  to have been far tool long absent here. What a beauties I see. I love Y Knot by Keelin and Spilled milk by Ruth  equally. And the fan with #232 by Michael is is fantastic as well. I can’t mention all the ones I lie so much. It is a feast of B&W’s above.

      And then again I can’t upload an image myself. It is a bit frustrating, but I hope I can upload one later.

    • #534439
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hi Hans! I had trouble uploading photos on the updated site as well — until Ruth kindly gave guidance: Click the usual icon for inserting an image, then hover over the cropped writing on the right. A window should open where you can search your files for the photo you want to upload. I look forward as always to seeing your wonderful photos and reading your ever clever captions.

    • #534488
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      PS: Regarding the suggestion above: After clicking on the usual icon for inserting an image, now I think you can just click on the cropped writing that pops up. A window should then open allowing you to search through your files for the photo you want to upload.

      IMG_9749_BW_A Mind Of Its Own

      A Mind Of Its Own

       

       

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