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Black & White Thread Volume XIII

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    • #331263
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 801

      feb1619a2377

    • #331476
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 802feb1619a2374

    • #331759
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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
        Howard Brown avatarhygge
        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 Lerch avatarMichael
      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 avatarHans 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
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#804

      feb2019a2597B

    • #332502
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#805

      feb2019a2490

    • #332845
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#806

      dec2317a9647a7

    • #332945
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      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 avatarHans 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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#808may2918a2664

    • #333502
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice pattern in #808 Michael.

      After Some Contemplation some sharp ideas took shape.

      2018-09 Charigny_0260-2

      Sharp Ideas

    • #333973
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#809

      may2517a3476

    • #334248
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#810

      may0817a3104

       

    • #334554
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#811may1716a5396

    • #334889
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#812

      may2918a2640

    • #335232
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#813

      may0816a5258

    • #335255
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      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 Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

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

      Arizona B&W#814

      may2417a3417

    • #335571
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#815

      april0218a2054

    • #335960
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 816

      feb2716a3195

    • #336036
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great pictures the last two weeks from you Keelin and Michael. I know you are not the pareidolic one Michael but I love this head of a donkey in Arizona B&W #811.

      2018-09 Charigny_0106-2-1-1

      Mix

    • #337114
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Hans, Yes, I was amused by the cartoonish appeal of the photo. Your Mix has a nice landscape  appeal to it as well.

      Arizona B&W#817

      may0717a3002

    • #337870
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#818

      may1716a5401

    • #338069
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2016-07-04 Lacunosus_0031 B&W uitsnede ns sch2 klein rotatie

      Nothing To Extinguish, .. Yet?

    • #338077
      Howard Brown avatarhygge
      Participant
    • #338228
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#819

      may2118a2608

    • #338232
      Howard Brown avatarhygge
      Participant

      Three pictures appeared in The Times, UK, 1APR2019 where the caption said it was the Society of Photographers monochrome competition won by the Golden Gate Bridge picture (which has a fine fog bank (?)).

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/incredible-black-and-white-photography-around-the-world/eric-browett/

      The Times also publishes a picture of Fanad Lighthouse, Co. Donegal with a fine cloudscape which is not in the above, I think (by Todor Tilev perhaps).

    • #338519
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2017-07-18 Lacunosus_0054 B&W asr klein

      Can Have Clouds Moth Holes?

      • #338559
        Howard Brown avatarhygge
        Participant

        Seemingly, Hans. Or perhaps someone (or some thing) just grazed their knuckles.

    • #338737
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#820

      may0817a3076

    • #339219
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice composition and lines in Arizona B&W # 820 Michael.

      2018-07 Wolken_0087-3

      Reaching Out

    • #339609
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#821

      mar2816a3920

    • #340105
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#822

      may1918a2478

    • #340564
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2018-11 Wolken_0114-2

      A Small Bend In Spacetime

    • #340848
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#823

      april3016a4898b

    • #341313
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hans and Michael, your images posted here over the last few weeks are a true joy to see — an elegant, exciting, unpredictable MIX — and moth holes!!

      Michael, I cannot help but love what I see in your Arizona B&W#823. Pareidolia is hard to suppress and the creature that emerges has won over my heart. I looked back to your #820 and wonder if it is related? Or is it just my imagination doing what it does?

      A bit of cloud in the Colorado skies reminded me of one that drifted through your AZ skies in #813.

      IMG_3249_BW_Little Cloud EaterKindred Cloud?

      • #341607
        Howard Brown avatarhygge
        Participant

        Yep, the creature is a young long eared cocker spaniel, Keelin?

    • #341375
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Hey Keelin!  Thanks For Your Kind Words!..Related?  I had a similar thought. I wondered if current political atmosphere was having an affect on my perspective. Yes, probably. I need to spend a lot less time on Twitter and more time pursuing the clouds. Nice Kindered Cloud shot!  Mixed clouds just make for so much  fun.

      Heres undulatus but of mixed sizes and direction

      Arizona B&W#824

      nov2615a1002a3

    • #341557
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2018-07 Wolken_0145-2

      Not Related

    • #341763
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      A wonderfully soft fabric feel to your Arizona B&W#824, Michael. And I agree completely about spending more time pursuing activities that inspire (e.g., breathing in the beauty of clouds). Hans, gives us a perfect example of what one might catch by doing so. Glad that one didn’t get away, Hans!

      IMG_2983_BW_Does It Fly At Night?Does It Fly At Night?

    • #341823
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes Keelin, it must fly at night and I suppose it roars while hovering among the clouds.

      2018-12 Wolken_0062-3

      It Even Leaves A Trail

    • #342981
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 825

      may0717a3052

    • #343228
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      That glowing trail would be easy to follow at night, Hans. One might wonder where it would lead. Perhaps to the mysterious landscape Michael has shared above. Or maybe to a quiet moonlit garden?

      IMG_3037_BW_NightBloomNightBloom

    • #343890
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#826

      may1017a3237

    • #344992
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 827

      may2018a2513

    • #346165
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#828

      may1716a5365

    • #346401
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      A lovely Nightbloom by Keelin and then some Arizona B&W´s of which I love the last one (#828) most for its softness.

      2019-05 Charigny_0016-2
      Contrasting

    • #346905
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Interesting play of negative and positive space Hans!

      Arizona B&W# 829

      may1017a3256

    • #347097
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the sculptural quality and contrast play in images above, Michael and Hans!

      IMG_3977_AloftAloft

    • #347454
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I see this lovely lady in Arizona B&W #829 Michael and I love the way Aloft pops up Keelin.

      2019-05 Charigny_0025-22019-05 Charigny_0026-22019-05 Charigny_0027-32019-05 Charigny_0028-2

      Four consecutive phases of pileus

      • #349196
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        Fascinating to see these phases of pileus, Hans. Nice captures!

    • #347519
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Pileus season is still a couple of months away for me. I can’t wait!

      Arizona B&W#830

      may2517a3470

    • #347620
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice veils in #830 Michael. Maybe you look forward to the pileus season – that is to say monsoon – but I remember it brings also some discomfort. Nevertheless I look forward for your marvelous pileus shots. Over here there is not a specific season for this gentle accessory cloud to what are called the Dutch mountains.

      2019-05 Wolken_0026-2

      Flatland

    • #348044
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Well Hans Im A Bit Worried About Monsoon Season Here. Its the 3rd week of May and have only seen two days of 100F so far. Its cooler now than it was  May 1. As I type the doors and windows are open letting in the cool breeze. It rained again last night. Its supposed to be the dry season. With no 110F + days there is no pump to bring up the moist air from the subtropics,,no Monsoon. But there is still 6 weeks before the normal start of Monsoon,so we’ll see.

      Arizona B&W#831

      jan0817a9843

    • #348497
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes, the weather here isn’t also the way it is supposed to be. There is so much almost subte – but sometimes big – change…….

      Quite exuberant your Arizona B&W #831!

      2019-05 Wolken_0021-2

      Layered

    • #349184
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#832

      dec3117a9742B

    • #349198
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hans and Michael, you two never fail to capture the most essential beauties in black and white. Here in Kittredge, the recent weather has often produced skies of stark contrast as in the image below.

      Torn

      Just Before The Rain

    • #349326
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Just Before The rain looks like two old chaps talking about how to make them wet down there. Love it Keelin.

      Next one is not completely B_W but fits in here best imho…..

      2018-08 Wolken_0036-3

      Runes

    • #349509
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the texture in your Runes, Hans. And the subtle color tint. I agree, it feels at home in this topic.

      Below is a bit on the grainy side due to pushing the contrast on what was perhaps too distant a shot. But the wildness revealed well matched the weather of the moment.

      Celestial Tempest

      While It Was Raining

    • #349660
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#833

      june1318a2892

    • #349918
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Wow, there is a lot of energy in While It Was Raining Keelin!

      Then followed by the calm composition in #833 by Michael.

      2019-05 Wolken_0039-2

      Granularity

    • #350409
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice texture work Hans!

       

      Arizona B&W#834

      june2716a5689

    • #350720
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W# 835

      june2417a3778

    • #350878
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2019-05 Wolken_0045-2

      Mackerel Texture

    • #351154
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#836

      june1017a3590

    • #351651
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Above, it looks as if Michael may have caught the dash of Hans’s Mackerel in motion!

      Below, the sky holds the memory of a creature that stopped moving quite awhile ago.

      IMG_4414_Diplodocus Fossil

      Diplodocus Fossil

    • #352064
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#837

      june2316a5616

    • #352382
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#837 is a dynamic beauty, Michael!

      Although not strictly B&W, the image below feels to be most at home in this thread.

      IMG_3522_StutttteringStuttttering

    • #352600
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#838

      may1716a5401storm

    • #352928
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      The image below reminds me of the Doodles thread Micheal began a couple of years back. IMG_3579_Dream HorseDream Horse

    • #353451
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #839

      june0618a2726

    • #353500
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      What a great find this Diplodocus Fossil Keelin. An amazing and brilliant composition with its contrast like the fossil is imprinted in the background! And indeed Stuttttering is in place in this thread for its fine texture. More than enough to carry for a Dream Horse I´d think. An enchanting image is Dream Horse.

      And also enchanting is Arizona Black & White #839 Michael. It has a mysterious feel. Love it.

      2019-05 Wolken_0034-2

      Distant B(l)oom

    • #353978
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thank you, Hans! Mysteries and more abound in this topic. It’s almost unbelievable how the sky can hold such diverse patterns and play.

      IMG_3582_BW_A Softer B(l)oomA Softer B(l)oom

    • #354308
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #840

      jan2218a0550

    • #354660
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the sense of movement in your #840, Michael.

      IMG_4658_BW_AfterthoughtAfterthought

    • #355106
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      I almost forgot about this one

      Arizona B&W#841

      nov0418a0011Art

    • #355954
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#842

      may2715a5605

    • #356729
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #843

      may2517a3471

    • #356756
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wow, Michael! Your latest here are almost otherworldly in a way that draws me in and doesn’t let go — especially #842.

      Once converted to B&W, the image below seemed to take on a rather menacing feel, as if it belongs in a story by Poe.

      IMG_8513_Where've You Been?Where’ve You Been?

    • #356960
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes otherworldly are the former posts by Michael and also the last one by Keelin.

      2019-06 Charigny_0150-2

      Dutch Mountains

    • #357142
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2019-07 Wolken_0047-2

      Exercise In Texture

    • #357286
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Formidable mountains and fine texture in your images above, Hans. And all the more interesting when scale is left to one’s imagination.

      IMG_4782_BW_DriftDrift

    • #357487
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great Drift! I also drift away for some time but I will follow closely what’s posted.

      2019-07 Wolken_0045-2

      Unrest

    • #357904
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #844

      jan0519a1239

    • #358001
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Unrest is a moving beauty, Hans. And Michael’s #844 is a good start for a relaxing drift with layers of cushy appeal. Nice one, Michael!

      IMG_4764_BW_TransformationTransformation

    • #358453
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin. It still amazes me how cloud type can be so different in just a short span of space as your Transformation shows..

      Arizona B&W#845

      july0418a3045Len

    • #358807
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W #846

      july1418a3367

    • #359394
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W#847

      july0617a3845Cum

    • #359401
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wonderful softness in #845, Michael.

      IMG_4828_BW_Mystery HappensMystery Happens

    • #359630
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      IMG_3557_BW_Light WavesLightWaves

    • #360175
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona B&W # 848

      june2118a5565

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