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Upon reaching 100 posts in the 5th volume of Color Cloud shots, Thanks Hans!, allow me to go forward with the 6th volume . Taking shots at the extremes of the day gives color magic, sometimes.
Arizona Color #601
What a lovely launch, Michael. As usual, you’ve caught the light just right! I’ve also been meaning to say kudos on your cascade of Cirrus featured on the Gallery on December 28! I love the underwater feel you captured so well in that image.
Volume V featured all manner of colorful clouds on display, a bit of poetry, and even some musical and mathematical references. Who could have predicted that? And who knows where our sharing of clouds and commentary will lead next? Perhaps the answer is blowing in the wind.
Thanks Keelin!That Cirrus event was impressive, not quite like anything I’ve seen. You are right, you just never know what you’ll find when you look up.
Already Volume VI…. Ah, such a fine start by Michael and then the virga Blowing In The Wind by Keelin (together with some answers?).
Trying to stay close to the wonderful tender structure of Arizona Color #602….
Arizona Color #604
Very nice contrast between the whites and the deep blues in #605 Michalel.
Ginny once used the word ” painterly” to describe some photos of clouds. Hans, that seems to apply.
a fractus storm..
This is a color shot.
Your last two color pics are both very remarkable each in their own way Michael. I love the fairy and snowy look of #606, while #607 has this fine structure almost without color. Fantastic!
Fabulous images, Michael and Hans! Catching up just now with this color topic is a feast for the eyes. Arizona Color #606 is mesmerizing, Michael. And Contrasting Structures is like a moment of surprise not to be missed, Hans.
The image below was taken on a very stormy day. I could barely detect what I thought might be interesting swirls in the clouds. In order to see what was really happening up there, I gave the image strong contrast, which delivers the impression of a rough textured watercolor. Rough weather, water, color… somehow, for me, the resulting image captures the dark moodiness of the sky that afternoon.
Keelin, I agree you captured the atmosphere with these whirling clouds perfectly. Love it!
And when Moody Blues appear next one must follow.
Knights In White Satin
Fantastic play with shadow and light in this piece of marble (#608) Michael.
Flat Bottomed Cauliflower
Splendid shadow play in AZ #608, Michael.
And Hans, that is some delicious looking broccoli you’ve served up. Fit for a king and his loyal knights. Those song lyrics have a way of lingering. Today, I looked up to find, torn and tossed to the winds…
Letters I’ve Written, Never Meaning To Send
Nice canopy shot Keelin! It feels very close.
Another ” marble” shot
A canopy, yes it might be a canopy Michael that Keelin posted as “Letters I´ve Written …….”. I can hear the melody of it in the picture Keelin.
And then another marble shot by Michael followed by this grid of altocumulus in #610 (yes, alto?) giving this feel of coming spring.
Wonderful variety of patterns in the images above, you two. I imagine each arrangement could make for a fun game of hide-and-seek for our avian friends.
Birds Of Play
Nice wordprey with your Birds Of Play Keelin :) I agree our avian friends can play very well in each of the three arrangements.
Arizona Color# 611
Hans, your Shadowing image has all the elements of an intriguing dream. I keep falling into the space in between the soft-edged iridescence and the crisp, silver-lined cloud with its deep dark shadow, where something(?!) will soon unfold.
And Michael, Arizona Color #611 is one I want to dive right into. I would hold my breath in anticipation, but why? It’s (mostly) all air up there, n’est-ce pas?
Lots of rain here lately, and a bit of hail too. But the sky captured below promised something else.
A Soft Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Yes Keelin its been a parade of clouds for almost a week here in the desert. The weather folks referred to the phenomena as a ” river” extending way out into the Pacific. It rained again here last night. Unusual!
A rare visitor to the desert
A Soft Rain’s A-Gonna Fall in California and the desert is in the mist. It feels all so Dutch and familiar now sitting inside with this grey nimbostratus and the accompanying drizzle outside. In between mister Kelvin and mister Helmholtz are showing what the instability with their names can produce in the air when the weather is fine.
It Can Be Anywhere
Indeed, Hans, It Could Be Anywhere, but it was there — and you captured it! At least for the moment. And then who knows what may have become of those lovely cloud wisps? Perhaps some found their way across the pond and became part of Michael’s Arizona Color #614? Maybe they were even part of #613, which hold a definite mystery about it.
Michael, #613 is one of my favorites! It could well be the opening scene of a movie that would definitely be going somewhere anxiety-producing. The subtly discernible cactus in the foreground is a perfect touch (no pun intended). The feeling it evokes reminds me again of Todd Hido’s photographic encounters with foggy environments.
Hold it Right There
I agree with the Todd Hido analogy in the misty picture by Michael, Keelin. Great picture Michael.
And then I see this smiling face of the one who Holds It Right There. Lots of energy in the sky and great picture. A close up showed ..
He´s Got It In His Fist
Ha, Hans! I did not see the (so obvious now) smiling face! So thank you for the nudge to look again. And whatever might be released should that Fist above open?
Some Kind Of Magic
Arizona Color# 615
You´re welcome Keelin. It is a funny and happy smiling face with also a peculiar ponytail on top of his or her pear shaped head. You released some true magic above and Michael posted a fine pattern of dots nicely evolving and growing from left to right.
Here some fish bone like lines.
Love that subtle wrinkle in your fluffy blanket of Cirrocumulus, Michael. And those are some very fine fish bones, Hans. They must have traveled a long way from the sea, come to think of it. Below, it looks like an explorer dove in to investigate the original source.
With A Splash And A Breath
The soft lines of your Arizona Color#617 sing in perfect harmony, Michael. And now for the applause…
Thank you Keelin…I suppose the wind is the voice of the clouds..
A herd of lennies…
That are some delicate thin and mysterious veils on Arizona Color #620, Michael. Very nice.
I scrolled back to see the sparkling With A Splash And A Breath, Keelin, and I thought the explorer of the original source must have dived in something more fluffy now….
A Bit Wooly
Warm greetings to all from snowy Kittredge, Colorado. This is my first glimpse at the forums since arriving here over a week ago, and the beautiful images posted to the topics are definitely spirit-restoring. While care-taking a beloved sister, my time to browse and post will be limited, but I just want to say how much I miss everyone here and how grateful I am for the smiles your images bring. Below is a photo taken just after my arrival in Denver.
May All Go Well Keelin
Yes, Keelin, may all go well with you and your sister. It does appear to me more important than any reply. Meanwhile I hope you enjoy the forum and gallery. Best wishes!
Speaking about the gallery: Michael your recently published mix of altocumulus is ….. refreshing. That must be the word for what it feels like.
Thank you Hans. I had to be patient for that shot and a few others of that event. I saw its potential from a distance and had to wait for it. I was pleased to see it hold together just long enough for me to get a few pics of it. Like your lacunosus above the clouds can take their time and let us get shots of them, and sometimes the event is over by the time the camera is just being turned on…oh well.
A shot of Velum getting whipped up by the wind:
Arizona Color #622
Michael, congrats with your mix of altocumulus as Cloud-A-Day.
And now (Arizona Color #622) whipped up velum like whipped cream. Delicious!
Arizona Color# 623
On The Wing
Nice Shot Hans!
Thanks Michael. I like your composition with the tiny cumulus on a seemingly vast blue and vaguely white striped background in Arizona Color #624..
Various winds created Interesting ” Patterns” Hans..
Arizona Color #625
Thank you, Hans and Michael for your kind, well wishes while I was under the clouds of Colorado. I didn’t have much time to gaze upwards, but should find a few cloudscapes to share as time allows. It may be that a return to further assist my sis will be required, but meanwhile I hope to catch up with the splendid images posted to the forum over these past few weeks. What I’ve seen so far is more than pleasing to the eye and definitely refreshing to the spirit.
Beam Me Up!
Very nice. Great you are Beamed Up again to the forum Keelin! A warm welcome back and may your sister go well soon.
Arizona Color #626
Arizona Color #627
Arizona Color# 628
Nice compositions Michael.
Ah, Michael and Hans, such beauties above! Michael, #s 627 and 632 are favorites. As are Watercolor and Webby, Hans. Wishing I had more time to share more color from these Color-ado skies. Below is one from a late night’s watch.
Blue Night In Kittredge
There´s an immeasurable depth in this Deep Blue Night In Kittregde Keelin.
Just Tickling has a fun feeling to it, Hans. Much nicer than…
Ouch Keelin, I almost felt the pinch. Very funny though.
Pileus time! Is the monsoon already starting Michael?
Actually Hans that shot was taken May/2017..I finally got it out of the files recently. I believe its the only pileus I photographed that day.
The light of dusk can be mysterious as it fades.
Heres an overhead shot taken in the backyard.
The Stuff Of Fluff
Nice explosion Keelin
Arizona Color# 639
Some nice colors from you both Keelin and Michael. Love the Stuff Of Fluff from Keelin and #639 from Michael.
Here is one taken yesterday with the telephone.
Great Start Of The Day
Nice Lighting There Hans!
Love the color, texture, and even the agitated feel in Great Start Of The Day, Hans, while the calming brush strokes of cloud in your #640 are the perfect follow up, Michael.
Cirrus Stalks In Summer
Heres some not so calming brush strokes
Arizona Color# 642
One does not see it that way many times Michael. Very nice sky-pointilism in #642.
A Less Uniformly Distributed Collection
Wonderful wildness in #641, Michael. And a fine contrast in your next image with such precise looking placement of tiny cloud bits. In Hans’s following image, it could be the same sky with Wind coming into play. Here, below, a bit of order restored.
Order is restored well in Layered, Keelin. The posts on the Forum and the sky is for me like a
Delicious delights indeed, Hans!
Like Spun Sugar
That’s one for a sweet tooth Keelin.
More Sugar And Candy
This is how it works!
Feeding The Altocumulus With More Fluffs
Love those sweet cloud confections you have there, Hans. Ah, now if I were just light enough…
There is a striking resemblance in our two last posts Keelin. Love it.
Light As A Feather
Fantastic feathers, Hans!
In Syncopated Time
Arizona Color #643
Great perspective in #643, Michael. Looks like the intricate patterning went on for miles.
Arizona Color #644
Arizona Color# 645
Arizona Color #646
That’s a cool blue in your lat one Michael with the little cotton fluffs.
Fantastic images above, Michael and Hans!
Keelin, I particularly like Towards Twilight. In fact I wonder if you kept shooting because I have concluded of late that I really enjoy Post Twilight – the sky still has light but the clouds are now dark. Recently a waxing sliver of setting moon in the North West added its charm to the vista.
Thanks, Hygee! Twilight and post-Twi have a calmness about them I enjoy too. A sliver of moon always tends to catch my eye as it brings to mind a sweet little girl named Ayça whom I met decades ago on a tiny beach in Turkey. She made a enduring memory for me explaining that she was named for the crescent moon.
Thanks Keelin..and be sure to keep a lookout for colorful sunsets and sunrises. Theres lots of soot in the atmosphere from a volcano blowing up in far eastern Russia..They also suffered a massive military ammo dump fire and blow up but thats another story.
Arizona Color #647
Michael, I keep going back to marvel at Arizona Color #646. Is your latest above from the same day or from a new flock of floccus?
Here is one from a summer past.
Thanks Keelin,,no the floccus shots were taken months apart. I have a lot of fun with floccus when they manifest. I haven’t sorted my shots for floccus though.
Incredible action in your photo above, Michael. Below, a much calmer scene. And without the illuminated island, it would be hard to discern where Sky meets Sea. This image is from a watery ride off the coast of Alaska, taken a few years ago.
Nice shot Keelin! Just that bit of light makes a great pic!
Im going to go ahead and start the next volume. Thanks for ending this one on such a great shot.