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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.
The Wind Comes From The Left
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.
Expect The Unexpected!
Arizona B&W# 801
Arizona B&W# 802
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.
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.
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.
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.
When 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.
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!
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.
Some Of The Same This Way Came
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…
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
Some very nice ones above Michael and Keelin! I love Arizona B&W #806, Inner Vision and your discussion about them.
Nice pattern in #808 Michael.
After Some Contemplation some sharp ideas took shape.
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.
Just Passing Through
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?
Soon To Be Revealed
Thanks Keelin! May the Colorado skies be Big and inspiring! Have Fun!
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