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Black & White Thread Volume XIII

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This topic contains 27 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  hygge 2 hours, 7 minutes ago.

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  • #331263
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    I just realized to have posted number 100 in black & White Volume XII. So here is the start for the next and ominous volume XIII. May this volume give the same luck we found in former volumes or even more under this number.

    2017-08-22 Parhelic_0004 B&W ns89-200 klein
    The Wind Comes From The Left

  • #331315
    Keelin
    Keelin
    Participant

    Beautiful layering in your Untitled wrap up of Volume XII, Hans, and a fabulous, feathery start to Volume XII! Who knows where the Wind will take us next, but there’s no doubt it will be a fun ride with plenty of surprises along the way.

    IMG_2480_BW_Expecting The UnexpectedExpect The Unexpected!

  • #331337
    Michael
    Michael
    Participant

    Arizona B&W# 801

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  • #331476
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W# 802feb1619a2374

  • #331759
    Keelin
    Keelin
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    Talk about unexpected! I’ve never seen anything quite like your #801 and #802, Michael. They are fantastic! Was the entire sky filled with this spectacle? I can’t imagine how astonishing that would be. Hope to see more of these if you have a collection.

    IMG_8437_BW_Aeolus HoveringAeolus Hovering

    • #335695

      hygge
      Participant

      Aeolus, Keeper of the Winds, was new to me, Keelin, (too narrowly educated) so thank you – yes, I see him there as you describe in a later post.

      He has a strange set of symbols: Jar/Open Bag, Harp

  • #331900
    Michael
    Michael
    Participant

    Thanks Keelin! I have a few more from that shoot. Low altocum made a great textured background for the cumulus drifting underneath . The light was a challenge also because basically only the south western sky  had  the altocum AND the lower cumulus fractus. I had to be patient. Its strange I shot a similar event right before the hard drive crashed. So like a week later this 2nd event occurred. Below is for now one of my favorite from the shoot. Maybe I get my hard drive recovered photos this week. Then there might be some more.

    Arizona B&W#803

    feb1619a2373

  • #332046
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
    Participant

    Very nice texture on your last three Michael. Hope the lost ones will be recovered soon.

    Keelin, Aeolus Hovering I like very much with its mystic and heavy atmosphere and some contrasting mamma underneath. Great composition.

    2017-11 Wolken_0023 B&W ac klein

    Something´s Burning

  • #332085
    Keelin
    Keelin
    Participant

    Ah, I can see why that’s a favorite, Michael. The optical illusion has my eye flipping between interpreting the altocumulus as foreground shadow and background pattern. Fun!

    And I like that subtle horizontal pattern of little “flames” you caught in Something’s Burning, Hans. Glad you caught it before the cumulus doused it.

    IMG_2176_BW_When You're HotWhen You’re Hot

    PS: Hans, can you see the head of Aeolus in that previous image? He’s quite subtle, but there ~~ hovering in the upper right quarter, just to the left of the dark right corner. His rounded head of hair is white and he’s looking down with right eye closed, the bridge of his nose softly highlighted, mouth open to sing his Ode to Wind.

  • #332399
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#804

    feb2019a2597B

  • #332502
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
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    The last days I had some trouble to get logged in but today the issue is solved and I can react on Aeolus Hovering, which I wanted to reply on much earlier. I really tried to find Aeolus Keelin, but I am not sure I found him despite the help you gave to find him. I know he must be there! I still love the picture in its abstract way very much. And ‘When You’re Hot’ as well.

    Arizona B&W #804 shows some nice cirrocumulus. Beautiful!

    2018-02 Luchten_0229 B&W an klein

    Some Flames

  • #332536
    Keelin
    Keelin
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    Hans, that’s a very fine dance you’ve framed in Some Flames. And when you’re ready to quench your pareidolia pursuit, check the Clouds That Look Like thread. I’ll post a reveal there in a moment.

    Meanwhile, lovely movement captured in B&W #804, Michael. And perhaps the flock of Cirrocumulus was moving in this direction as a skyful arrived here just a couple of days ago.

    IMG_2836_BW_Some Of The Same This Way CameSome Of The Same This Way Came

  • #332650
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#805

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  • #332845
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#806

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  • #332945
    Keelin
    Keelin
    Participant

    A nice sense of motion with a delicate river of transition in Arizona B&W#805, Michael. Very nice to “watch”.  As for #806, what an amazing shot! The funny thing is, every time I look at it afresh, my eyebrows move — first up in renewed surprise, then furrowed in wonder. Love this inspiration to animation!

    The image below reminds me of clouds drifting behind dreaming eyelashes…

    IMG_2264_Inner Vision.Inner Vision

  • #332987
    Michael
    Michael
    Participant

    Thanks Keelin! I try new ideas. I am always taking the camera to its limits and in that shot, 806, both came together for a visual workout. Focus ,contrast and design make for a constantly changing  perception.  With very little sharp and clear, my mind has a lot of fun with the shot. Whereas 805 goes from ambiguous  amorphous grey to an exploding heavily textured black and white. Like your shot, a visual metaphor of  the creativity process.

    Arizona B &W#807

    may2118a2545

  • #333020
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
    Participant

    Some very nice ones above Michael and Keelin! I love Arizona B&W #806, Inner Vision and your discussion about them.

    2017-08-02 Aspritas_0096 B&W klc S klein

    Some Contemplation

  • #333457
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#808may2918a2664

  • #333502
    Hans Stocker
    Hans Stocker
    Participant

    Nice pattern in #808 Michael.

    After Some Contemplation some sharp ideas took shape.

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    Sharp Ideas

  • #333973
    Keelin
    Keelin
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    Arizona B&W#807 is a beauty with an inviting, almost tangible depth, Michael. And Hans, I like the calm that Some Contemplation brings and the aftermath of Sharp Ideas. Sometimes those thoughts just don’t stick around very long.

    IMG_2958_BW_Just Passing ThroughJust Passing Through

  • #333997
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#809

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  • #334248
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#810

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  • #334554
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#811may1716a5396

  • #334889
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#812

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  • #335232
    Michael
    Michael
    Participant

    Arizona B&W#813

    may0816a5258

  • #335255
    Keelin
    Keelin
    Participant

    Ah, Michael, these recent images from you are simply fabulous! I cannot stop smiling at the wonders you’ve shared here. My own B&W collection is seriously depleted at this point. But tomorrow I’ll be looking up from a different location and who knows what I might find in a few Colorado clouds?

    IMG_8007_BW_Soon To Be RevealedSoon To Be Revealed

  • #335397
    Michael
    Michael
    Participant

    Thanks Keelin! May the Colorado skies be Big and inspiring! Have Fun!

    Arizona B&W#814

    may2417a3417

  • #335571
    Michael
    Michael
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    Arizona B&W#815

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