January 18, 2022 at 11:36 am #519318
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.
January 20, 2022 at 3:32 am #519585
Arizona B&W #201
January 20, 2022 at 5:59 pm #519644
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.
January 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm #519655
Hans, it looks like someone took a wet paintbrush and smeared the paint.
January 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm #519657
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.
January 21, 2022 at 12:48 am #519667
What a fine start the three of you have already given to Volume XX. Let’s let all the magic out of the box!
January 23, 2022 at 2:09 am #519933
January 26, 2022 at 1:21 am #520441
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.
January 26, 2022 at 4:34 am #520461
getting weird Keelin! I luv it!
January 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm #520823
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.
Horse Head or Holes Head?
January 28, 2022 at 7:50 pm #520843
Hans, fossilised bone perhaps?
January 30, 2022 at 8:56 pm #521225
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.
February 1, 2022 at 3:24 am #521584
February 3, 2022 at 4:43 pm #522026
Great composition in #204, Michael.
February 5, 2022 at 3:59 am #522192
A Grand Branch you captured Hans!
February 8, 2022 at 1:03 am #522601
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…
February 9, 2022 at 3:23 pm #522834
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.
Black And Decker Wave?
February 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm #522876
Hans, I have enjoyed many of your latest photo adventures. You have had some special beauties. Your gallery from yesterday is exquisite.
February 10, 2022 at 1:54 am #522909
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…
February 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm #523017
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.
Is It Sticky Or Is It Burning?
February 11, 2022 at 3:10 am #523075
February 15, 2022 at 1:28 am #523651
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?
Far Below The Surface
Swimming Through Uncertainty
February 18, 2022 at 5:11 am #523999
February 19, 2022 at 3:22 am #524074
Arizona B&W #208
February 20, 2022 at 3:21 am #524154
February 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm #524205
Lovely clouds everyone. Michael, #209 could even be some smoke.
I Like You Just The Way You Are
February 21, 2022 at 3:48 am #524248
February 25, 2022 at 2:36 am #524746
February 27, 2022 at 8:41 pm #524965
Going to jump in here with:
March 2, 2022 at 4:15 am #525232
March 2, 2022 at 5:12 pm #525279
I love Far Below The Surface, Keelin with some remnants of blues in it. Lurking is great Ruth and your #212 as well Michael.
March 4, 2022 at 11:14 pm #525546
March 7, 2022 at 1:54 am #525670
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!
March 8, 2022 at 5:55 am #525855
March 9, 2022 at 8:51 am #525964
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.
March 9, 2022 at 10:16 pm #526025
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.
Gray = a color between white and black
March 12, 2022 at 4:25 am #526467
March 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm #526761
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.
March 16, 2022 at 3:27 am #526939
Keelin,Nice use of negative space !
March 16, 2022 at 4:39 pm #527002
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?”
March 16, 2022 at 7:26 pm #527009
Batman Showed Up
March 18, 2022 at 4:19 am #527171
March 20, 2022 at 4:59 pm #527470
March 24, 2022 at 12:23 am #527847
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…
Ready to Break Away
March 26, 2022 at 3:49 am #528057
March 29, 2022 at 3:48 am #528422
March 31, 2022 at 4:48 am #528669
April 2, 2022 at 6:34 pm #529014
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.
Don’t know how to put it …
April 5, 2022 at 7:02 am #529289
April 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm #529350
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?
April 7, 2022 at 11:39 pm #529618
Got Dust Bunnies
April 8, 2022 at 4:03 am #529629
Arizona B&W# 222
April 11, 2022 at 4:13 pm #529983
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…
Quick! Grab A Towel!
April 13, 2022 at 5:13 am #530234
April 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm #530544
Keelin I want your towel. Looks absorbent.
Michael, we are suckers for lentils. Nice photo.
Passing Through Your Neighborhood
April 20, 2022 at 6:43 am #530828
Thanks Ruth! I dropped a lenticularis in the Color thread you might like.
April 21, 2022 at 6:28 am #530967
April 24, 2022 at 10:31 pm #531263
Michael, #225 is unusual for me. I see the hide of a big animal. And no, cocktail hour hasn’t started as yet. Scrambled Eggs
April 25, 2022 at 5:44 am #531275
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
April 29, 2022 at 4:45 am #531913
Arizona B&W# 227
April 29, 2022 at 7:42 pm #531993
Michael, how about this big big screen. I am liking the details that pop out.
May 2, 2022 at 3:52 am #532163
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.
May 6, 2022 at 7:20 pm #532695
Michael, I am liking the bigger size too. Seeing more
May 7, 2022 at 6:36 am #532739
May 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm #532945
Beautiful B&Ws, Ruth and Michael! Here’s one from just this afternoon…
Something In My Eye
May 11, 2022 at 7:03 am #533268
May 13, 2022 at 4:26 am #533453
May 15, 2022 at 11:15 pm #533682
Love the juxtaposition of the cloud types in your latest duo, Michael, especially in #230.
Just A Tiny Tear In The Pillowcase
May 16, 2022 at 8:45 pm #533772
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
May 17, 2022 at 7:54 am #533918
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.
May 17, 2022 at 5:34 pm #534029
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…
May 17, 2022 at 9:17 pm #534050
Keelin, raining down clouds. Very interesting picture. May be the sky is falling.
Michael, beauty #232. Like a dance to soft music.
May 19, 2022 at 5:44 am #534237
Cool Virga there Keelin , a languae of their own and ..ahh a cat at the spilt milk!
May 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm #534435
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.
May 20, 2022 at 11:07 pm #534439
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.
May 21, 2022 at 5:43 pm #534488
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.
A Mind Of Its Own
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