Black & White Cloud Photos VolXXI

Black & White Cloud Photos VolXXI

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    • #539012
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Lots of fun B&W in Vol20. Allow me to start off for another 100 photos , Vol21

      Arizona B&W#211

      mar1019a3192Vir

    • #539020
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks for the great kick-off Michael for Volume XXI.

      2022-06 Wolken (160)-1

      Between The Lines

    • #539109
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      I like the mixed clouds of your Lines Hans, high contrast too!

      Arizona B&W#212

      june1020a9476Scape

       

    • #539322
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thank you Michael. Great contrasts in your #212 too. Beware for next one.

      2022-07 Wolken (43)-1

      War Of The Worlds

    • #539444
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks for the great launch, Michael, and I surely agree with Hans on #243 (near the end of Volume XX). What a splendid play of light and shadow. And #212 above really pops!

      Hans, Between the Lines makes me smile. Those clouds look to be having fun gliding along at a good speed. And after seeing your beautiful Coral that closed volume XX, and your latest which reminds me of maybe an invasion of ocean jellies, I dove down into the archives here and discovered a photo from a couple of years ago. It was just a tiny bit of cloudy sky, and by the time I enlarged it to take a closer look, it too could have come from the sea.

      IMG_9753__BW_Cloud Coral

      Cloud Coral

    • #539530
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Wars and Corals!!  Thanks for the new volume, Michael.

      Stunning glimpse in the skies everyone.

      Small Crevice, Don’t Panic

      P1120419 (2)

    • #540290
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice work everybody!

      Arizona B&W#213

      mar1019a3191Virg

    • #540902
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Fully agreed, Michael. And Cloud Coral has a true watery feel. Amazing. One can see it is an enlargement but it works perfectly. B&W does magic so I won’t panic about a nice Crevice Ruth.

      2022-07 Charigny (50)-1

      Let It Snow

    • #541367
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#214

      dec1220a1168AltArtB

    • #541454
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, what a grand capture in let it snow.  Perfect title.

      Puff and It’s Gone.

      P1000017 (2)

    • #541876
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#215

      june2921a4167Art

    • #541997
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#216

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    • #542139
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Ruth. Puf And It Is Gone is a very applicable title for yours and other B&W’s. I keep coming back to Cloud Coral, keelin. It is a beauty. Love the diagonals in your latest #216, Michael.

      2022-07 Charigny (31)-1

      Celestial Harp

    • #542251
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Ruth, Puff and It’s Gone ~~ Yes, but it shall not be forgotten now that we can see it time and again thanks to your timely capture.

      Michael, could your #216 be someone with their head in the clouds? A clever portrait! Also very drawn to #215 for its play of light and shadow.

      And thanks, Hans! And I believe I can hear the sweet music of your Celestial Harp. And Let It Snow is a bright visual celebration on these hot summer days.

      This one reminds me of a wave coming in on rain specked sand at the shoreline—with a Ruth title inspiration. ;)

      IMG_2840_BW_Swoosh And It's Gone

      Swoosh And It’s Gone

    • #542331
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin..yes you caught the up close and personal look on 216 and speakin of up close, nice layers of texture on the lacunosus (Swoosh)

      Arizona B&W#217

      july3019a5794Len

       

    • #542417
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, so cool on #217.  Spaceship like.

      Incredible how abstract pictures call on our heads for interpretations.  Love your Harp Hans and Keelin ” swoosh” is so clever!

      Night WaterfallP1000170

    • #542529
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Bumps In The RoadP1120468 (2)

    • #542975
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Quite an impressive cloudscape Ruth in Bumps in The Road.

      2022-07 Wolken (69)-1

      A Sleeping Dog Trying To Hyde Under The Carpet

    • #543176
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Hans, when dogs dream in smells..

      Arizona B&W#218

      nov0820a0824Scape

    • #543255
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love your Bumps in the Road, Ruth, and the playful splatter in #218, Michael.

      Hans, I had to smile just reading the title of your Sleeping Dog… before even seeing the image. So very funny!

      I think this bunny was just waking up.

      IMG_2948_BW_Ready To Hop To ItReady To Hop To It

    • #543277
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      nice zig to the zag Keelin

      Arizona B&W#219

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    • #543892
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      A Snail’s PaceP1120577 (2)

    • #544027
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#220

      june0219a5046frac

    • #544434
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      You all have posted some amazing B&W’s. Ready To Hop it (by Keelin), A Snail’s Pace (by Ruth) and #210 (by Michael). Three wows!

      2022-07 Wolken (35)-1

      Hangover

    • #544467
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      nice wind sculpture Hans!

      Arizona B&W#221

      July2217a4731

    • #544526
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, terrific Hangover.  Pretty happy I don’t have one this morning.

      Michael, maybe it is early, but I think you caught a man flying in #221.  Could it be superman. 

      My Big Glob

      P1120434 (2)

    • #544550
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Oh these are all such fun!

      Love the splashiness of #220, Michael, and the floating feelings in #219 and 221.

      Ruth, you Snail’s Pace gave me the giggles. As did your Hangover, Hans. Both so cleverly titled.

      And now we go from a Big Glob to another big glob or what might look to some like the figure of a woman being blown away by a big wind. This is what can happen when your hat and coat are made of just tooooo many feathers.

      IMG_2908_BW_Plenty of Plumage

      Plenty of Plumage

    • #544742
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, oh how I love feathers.

      Bag Of PopcornP1000294 (2)

    • #544744
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice Textures!

      Arizona B&W#222

      sept1419a6585Virga

    • #545302
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, brilliant whites in #222.

      Threads

      P1120625 (2)

    • #545512
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      SpotlightP1120712 (2)

    • #545544
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#223

      dec1021a5770len

    • #545616
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael,  cool.  I like #223.  May be a submarine.

      Hooked

      P1120731 (2)

    • #545734
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great variety in your latest images, Ruth and Michael. I especially like the floating feeling in #223, Michael, and the falling feeling in Hooked, Ruth.

      IMG_2951_BW_Not Sure What To Think About This

      Not Sure What To Think About This

    • #545769
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Well, I am sure what I think about “Not Sure What To Think About This”, Keelin. It is a beauty and I a cockatoo with a twig in its beak. Love it!
      Number #223 is true abstract art, Michael, and I like to repeat the great sounding combination of words Keelin used for Hooked by Ruth: it gives a falling feeling.

      2021-11 Wolken (46)-1

      Floating, Not Falling

      • #546054
        Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
        Participant

        oops: I see a cockatoo with etc. ……

    • #545867
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks all! I’m enjoying all the free floating!

      Arizona B&W#224

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    • #546048
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Front and Center

      P1033570 (2)

    • #546088
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#225

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    • #546245
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#226

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    • #546337
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Your #224 is amazing Michael. It is also free floating for sure. I love the composition and forms.

      2022-08 Wolken (18)-1

      Fractional

       

    • #546352
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Hans! I didn’t see the cockatoo until you mentioned it, and it made me smile to find it too.

      Front and Center also brought a smile, Ruth. Love the sketchy feel of it.

      And Michael, great energy captured in your latest!

      Now, back to Hans, Fractional is very intriguing. I keep seeing things in it that are delightfully surreal.

      Hot here today (111˚) and not much better predicted for the rest of this week. We could use some rain clouds and…

      IMG_7068_BW_A Good Squeeze Please [Sprites]

      A Good Squeeze Please (with Sprites, if you’ve got ‘em)

      PS: Full disclosure: this photo is upside down. ;)

    • #546364
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Yes Keelin , the desert will take all the rain given too..  Historically, there should be one more good blast by mid month and then a slow decline to wearing jackets by the end of November. Nice capture even if its upside down

      Arizona B&W#227

      nov0820a0900CirArt

    • #546477
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, hot here too.  Looking forward to fall temps and autumn colors.  A Good Squeeze is so cool and refreshing.  Reminding of a sprinkler.

      Hans, Fractional may have some Virga.  May be my imagination.

      Michael, love #224.  Smokey.

      Shifting Shapes

      P1120772 (2)

    • #546514
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      ArizonaB&W#228

      nov0820a0875CirArt

    • #547191
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Michael. Hope that blast of rain comes through for you there. Love the landscape feel of #228.

      And hope it cools off for you too, Ruth. Nice collection in your Shifting Shapes.

      Not sure what question may have been posed, but the answer appears to be in Dutch for Hans. ;)

      IMG_2140_BW_JA

      JA

    • #548431
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Cool shot Keelin..like a Disney state of mind..

      Arizona B&W#229nov2220a0996Virg

    • #548505
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Michael! Looks like #229 is heading somewhere. Love the subtle shades of grey that define that impression.

      IMG_3265_BW_Fire and Ice

      Fire and Ice

    • #548761
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keeelin, I see a horse and a owl

      Arizona B&W#230

      dec1021a5764FS

    • #548880
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Good eye, Michael! Love the illusion of over-the-edge flow in #230.

      IMG_3223_BW_Eclipse

      Eclipse

       

    • #548890
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Did you get a telephoto or zoom  lens  Keelin? Close up on the clouds is fantastic!

      Arizona B&W#231

      nov0820a0871Und

    • #549121
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Michael! I’m still using my iPhone 11Pro, so it must be the clouds themselves that deserve the credit.

      There is a sense of poetry to your #231 that is very appealing.

      The photo below reminds me of the new season—like leaves falling, rain and wind.

      IMG_3286_BW_Ode To Autumn

      Ode To Autumn

    • #549344
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin, yes Happy Autumn.  Lovely photo of yours on the gallery last week.  Alway fun to see a picture selected.  I have been thinking of the lucky cloud spotter who made the trip to Yellowknife.  Hope they experienced wonderful skies and friendships.

      Pie Crust

      P1120994 (2)

    • #549369
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin, Yes cloud as that which elicits a feeling , a reaction.

      Arizona B&W#232

      nov0820a0902cirart

    • #549556
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#233

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    • #550195
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Heavy sky there, Ruth! Love the sweep of shapes — and the funny (tasty) title.

      Michael, is that bit of glow in #232 the being moon shy? I keep lingering on the image, almost expecting its emergence. Perhaps it’s because the clouds below  look to be in motion. It is fooling my eye!

      IMG_3288_BW_The Layered Look

      The Layered Look

      PS: Thanks, Ruth re Gallery posting. Oddly, I didn’t see it appear there until several days after it was apparently added. :? I’ve noticed that type of delay since the format changed awhile ago. Be that as it may, it’s always fun to see a favorite shared there!

    • #550668
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      There is a implied motion , maybe a lot, in that shot Keelin. I shot that in High Contrast mode as with #231 and #227 The high contrast looses detail in blacks and highlites but pops the remaining greys out. As you say , the eye gets pulled in from below and  is invited to leave by a radiating top. Lots of fun in your Layered Look!

       

      Arizona B&W#234

      aug3020a0273AltCum

       

    • #551926
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Yes, sometimes the high contrast makes the drama… well, more dramatic. That said, you’ve always shown a keen eye, Michael, for making the most of those subtle gray tones.

      Now something seasonal this way comes… Halloween!

      IMG_3289_Bat of White and Crow of Black

      Bat of White and Crow of Black

    • #552178
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Keelin and Michael, always way cool B&W’s.  Keelin, getting ready for ghosts and pumpkins.

      Crevices

      P1044515 (2)

    • #552206
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      I don’t know what it is and I am staying away from it

      Arizona B&W#235

      nov0320a0724cirart

    • #552463
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#236

      jan2622a6455UndArt

    • #552566
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      What I captured in 236 and 237  was a unassuming field of undulatus encountering the first hills leaving the Valley. The winds had a lot of fun with the undulatus.

      Arizona B&W#237

      jan2622a6458Holmbro

    • #552795
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#238

      nov2220a1055circum

    • #552838
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, way cool photos in #236 and #237.  Marching along.

      Fanning Out

      P1040584 (2)

    • #553022
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Yes, indeed, Ruth, it’s time for the clouds to bring it with Halloween approaching. I see they’re gathering in Crevices and Fanning Out!

      And I’d avoid that wonderfully strange formation in #235, Michael. Although, if it produced  #236/7, it looks like it might have something poetic to say. Love those soft lines and the splashy drama of 238!

      Not sure what this is either, but I think I’ll stay away from it too.

      IMG_1174_BW_ Heading This Way?!

      Heading This Way?!

    • #553245
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Good Halloween’er there Keelin.   And Yes Ruth, Im a sucker for fans in the sky. They are a lot of fun to play with in composing . Lots of energy in them.

      Arizona B&W#239

      jan2622a6521AltCum

    • #553326
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#240

      nov0320a0792Scape

    • #553501
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      It has been too long since my last contribution. I still watched for all of your great ones above. Too any to mention, but #236 and #237 by Michael are unique. The return of Holmboe?

      2022-08 Wolken (28)-1

      Details

    • #553908
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Hans. Funny thing is when the undulatus was over head it didn’t even draw the need to be photographed. But when the field hit the hills the winds had their way, lots of unsettled choppy winds just tore the undulatus apart. Holmboe? heck yea! Lucky i had the camera programed for high contrast B&W . Also the lens was almost at the end of its reach..You are correct, much reverence in seeing and being able to photograph such a unique occurrence…You are getting up close as well in Details. such a fine sculpture!

      Arizona B&W#241

      Nov1520A1111UndArt

    • #554089
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#242

      feb0221a2108Vir

    • #554178
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks, Michael. I keep returning to you #239—so textural and intriguing, and the delicate brush strokes of #242—beautiful.

      And Hans, is there a devil in those Details?! Or just a bit of tortuous intortus? Wonderful capture!

      IMG_2940_BW_Made For Each Other

      Made For Each Other

    • #554396
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Keelin!  I get lost every time I go into 239.  Your Made  for each other, Good Eye!.

      ArizonaB&W#243

      nov2220a1052CirCum

    • #554463
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Michael and it is great to read you have seen the Holmboe develop from undulatus. Great images. Clouds can develop in such a surprising way.

      Now that you pointed it out Keelin, I can see the devil too in the Details. Now I realize that it would also fit in your Halloween series. Maybe Made For Each  Other? Yes a good eye as Michael himself must have too to spot what’s on #242. Very feathery and light.

      I tried to leave out any devil in next details but I am not absolutely sure I succeeded. I may be sure after a thorough inspection by Keelin. I look forward to it.

      2022-11 Wolken (7)-1

      More Details

    • #554572
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#244

      feb0221a2118Con

    • #555168
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#245

      feb0221a2126altcum

    • #555258
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2022-11 Wolken (1)-1

      Flowering

    • #555274
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      I am dizzy with all the great B & W.  Sorry to bring everyone down to the ground.  Sky riding is more fun.  Gray days in my area with ugly inversions.  I have been hungry for more interesting skies.

      Tons Of HoarfrostP1130194 (2)

    • #555425
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wonderful fun in all the above!

      Well, I don’t see any devil in More Details, Hans, just a great capture of a cloud clamshell. And what a sweet little Flowering in the garden of clouds. Really lovely.

      Great hot-tipped highlights in #244, Michael, while #245 looks downright shivery.

      Hope you’re keeping warm, Ruth! It may be grey days there, but I can see you’re still finding the beauty in them.

      IMG_3568_BW_Fluff from the Frond

      Fluff From A Frond

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    • #555998
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Fluff is alot of  fun to explore Keelin, really got the highlites under control..light and airy.

      Arizona B&W#246

      feb0221a2119altcum

       

    • #556104
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, #246 feels like a soft fibric.  Keelin, well fluff is fluff.  Hans, Flowering, should be spring somewhere.

      Front And CenterP1045010 (2)

       

    • #556419
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Plant ActivityP1090783 (2)

    • #556477
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#247

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    • #556793
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Black More Than WhiteP1045017

    • #557053
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thatz a lot of black Ruth!

      Arizona B&W#248

      jan0122a6050FS

    • #557110
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Now More WhiteP1120743 (2)

    • #557125
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Ruth, More Black Than White was a great surprise! It left such an impression that it inspired a dream similar to your photo. And then the clouds sailed away to reveal a pulsing moon halo of radiant iridescence. Thank you for that dream seed.

      And Michael, thank you for kind words above. Your latest is exceptional. You caught the moment in the moment!

      IMG_3643_BW_Strange Landscape

      Strange Landscape

    • #557136
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#249

      jan1821a1443Art

    • #557656
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#250

      jan1821a1426Art

    • #558027
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      mar2221a2812

      Arizona B&W#251

    • #558696
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#252

      mar2221a2848

    • #558743
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, it looks like you’ve been seeing the work of capricious winds there!

      Here, getting into a baking mood, I’m seeing a lot of this lately…

      IMG_3678_BW_Cookie Dough

      Cookie Dough

    • #558811
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#253

      mar1122a6777Virg

    • #559090
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Michael, #248, #249 and #250 are very intriguing.

      Keelin I love your Strange Landscape, definitely with some Cookie Dough.

      2022-09 France (155)-1
      A comb Of Hairy Cirrus

    • #560111
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      A fine tooth photo Hans!..that reminds me Keelin I have Christmas cookies still to be devoured!

      Arizona B&W#254

      feb0921a2476Und

    • #560171
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, Hairy Cirrus are the cutest little creatures.  Good story material.

      Michael, more fun creatures in #253.

      Keelin, hope you are done baking this holiday.  We just waited for friends to bring us goodies.

      Lift Off

      P1130274 (2)

    • #560261
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Ruth and Michael.

      2021-09 Charigny (125)-1

      And Then Some Floss

    • #560419
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, #253 is an absolute favorite and #454 is quite intriguing with its shadowy element.

      Hans, Hairy Cirrus is an amazing capture with a very amusing title. I agree with Ruth about the story potential there. I bet you can even work in the Floss. So funny!

      And Ruth, is that Santa’s Lift Off? Is he the friend you were waiting for? Hope he brought the goods! And thanks for sharing with us. ;)

      Here’s wishing all the best to everyone in the New Year along with plenty of

      IMG_3464_BW_Diaphnous Dreams

      Diaphanous Dreams

       

    • #560747
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      You all are goin full immersive. Neat experiences.

      Below might answer any mystery or create some more.

      Arizona B&W#255

      feb0921a2481Und

    • #561192
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, I think you caught some elephant’s hide.  My eyes are likely blurry.

      Trees On DisplayP1130333 (2)

    • #561359
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Log Jam

       

      P1055081 (2)

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