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Color Thread VI

Color Thread VI

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    • #324323
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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

      mar0418b1456Und

    • #324327
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2192_Blowing In The Wind

    • #324647
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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.

      Arizona Color#602

      feb1718b0847

    • #324704
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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….

      2018-07 Wolken_0065-2

      Dotted

    • #325136
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#603

      feb2217b1137

    • #325756
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #604

      jan1419b1531

    • #325999
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#605

      jan3116b2870

    • #326140
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Very nice contrast between the whites and the deep blues in #605 Michalel.

      2018-11 Wolken_0119-2

      Watercolor

    • #326475
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Ginny once used the word ” painterly” to describe some photos of clouds. Hans, that seems to apply.

      a fractus storm..

      Arizona Color#606

      feb2217b1060

    • #326775
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      This is a color shot.

      Arizona Color#607

      nov1515b0601

    • #326781
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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!

      2018-01 Luchten_0068-2

      Contrasting Structures

    • #326961
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2361_Moody BluesMoody Blues

       

    • #327021
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Keelin, I agree you captured the atmosphere with these whirling clouds perfectly. Love it!

      And when Moody Blues appear next one must follow.

      2018-05 Wolken_0254-3

      Knights In White Satin

    • #327342
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#608

      jan3116b2848

    • #327485
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Fantastic play with shadow and light in this piece of marble (#608) Michael.

      2018-09 Charigny_0105-2

      Flat Bottomed Cauliflower

    • #327560
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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…

      IMG_2436_Letters I've WrittenLetters I’ve Written, Never Meaning To Send

    • #327847
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice canopy shot Keelin! It feels very close.

      Another ” marble” shot

      Arizona Color#609

      jan3116b2850b

    • #328902
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#610

      mar0616b3792

    • #329122
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-06 Wolken_0058-3

      Playful Patterns

    • #329210
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_1055_Birds Of PlayBirds Of Play

    • #329791
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice wordprey with your Birds Of Play Keelin :) I agree our avian friends can play very well in each of the three arrangements.

      2017-04-26 Iridescence_0013-2

      Shadowing

    • #329838
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 611

      mar1218b1576

    • #330612
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2020_A Soft Rain's A-Gonna FallA Soft Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

    • #330883
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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!

      Arizona Color#612

      feb1719b2420

    • #331198
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      A rare visitor to the desert

      Arizona Color#613

      feb1619b2358

    • #331265
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-10 Wolken_0084-2

      It Can Be Anywhere

    • #331746
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#614feb1619b2347

    • #332360
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2770_Hold it Right ThereHold it Right There

    • #332791
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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 ..

      2018-11 Wolken_0041-2

      He´s Got It In His Fist

    • #332939
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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?

      IMG_2517_Some Kind Of MagicSome Kind Of Magic

    • #333123
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice captures!

      Arizona Color# 615

      mar0718b1472

    • #333384
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-05 Wolken_0087-2

    • #333431
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_1065_With A Splash And A BreathWith A Splash And A Breath

    • #333657
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice Shots!

      Arizona Color#616

      feb2617b1218

    • #334396
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#617

      mar0418b1440Und

    • #334754
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      The soft lines of your Arizona Color#617 sing in perfect harmony, Michael. And now for the applause…IMG_2952_Applause

       

    • #335044
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin…I suppose the wind is the voice of the clouds..

       

      A herd of lennies…

      Arizona Color#618

      mar2517b2005

    • #335817
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#619

      jan0818b0150

    • #336355
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#620feb1718b0879

    • #336444
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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….

      2018-03-03 Luchten_0287 asr klein

      A Bit Wooly

    • #337268
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      Cloudscape

    • #337336
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      May All Go Well Keelin

      Arizona Color#621

      april1018b2108

    • #337397
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      2018-07 Wolken_0013-2

      Spongy

    • #337538
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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

      april0916b4322

    • #338059
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Michael, congrats with your mix of altocumulus as Cloud-A-Day.

      And now (Arizona Color #622) whipped up velum like whipped cream. Delicious!

      2018-05 Wolken_0218 an klein

      Eyebrows?

    • #338573
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 623

      april0817b2221

    • #338832
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2018-03-20 ev Wolken_0071 itsnede ac klein

      On The Wing

    • #339268
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice Shot Hans!

       

      Arizona Color#624

      april0916b4338

    • #340428
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Michael. I like your composition with the tiny cumulus on a seemingly vast blue and vaguely white striped background in Arizona Color #624..

      2018-10 Wolken_0068-3

      Patterns

    • #340446
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Various winds created Interesting ” Patterns”  Hans..

      Arizona Color #625

      mar0516b3347

    • #340856
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_3256_Beam Me Up!

      Beam Me Up!

    • #340915
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Very nice. Great you are Beamed Up again to the forum Keelin! A warm welcome back and may your sister go well soon.

      2018-07 Wolken_0069-2

      Layers

    • #341615
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #626

      april2218b2302

    • #343452
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #627

      may2118b2515

    • #343504
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2019-02 Wolken_0013-2

      Watercolor

    • #344207
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 628

      april0817b2232

    • #345264
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#629

      may1617b3383

    • #346404
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice compositions Michael.

      2019-05 Charigny_0024-2

      Webby

    • #347364
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#630

      may0116b5092

    • #347660
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#631

      may1816b5432

    • #348182
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#632

      mar0516b3392

    • #348562
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#633

      april0218b2084

    • #349194
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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

      Blue Night In Kittredge

    • #349330
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      There´s an immeasurable depth in this Deep Blue Night In Kittregde Keelin.

      2018-07 Wolken_0173-2

      Just Tickling

    • #349511
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Just Tickling has a fun feeling to it, Hans. Much nicer than…

      pinch

      Just Pinching

    • #349821
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#634

      may0716b5180

    • #350067
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Ouch Keelin, I almost felt the pinch. Very funny though.

      Pileus time! Is the monsoon already starting Michael?

      2018-03-18 Wolken_0302 asr klein

      Something Hovering

       

    • #350110
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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.

      Arizona Color#635

      jan0519b1268OHArt

    • #350846
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color$636

      june2716b5697

    • #351002
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#637

      june1116b5461

    • #351652
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      IMG_4012_The Stuff Of FluffThe Stuff Of Fluff

    • #352263
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice explosion Keelin

      Arizona Color#638

      jan0918b1325

    • #353263
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 639

      feb2217b1141

    • #353487
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_6256-2

      Great Start Of The Day

    • #353797
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice Lighting There Hans!

      Arizona Color#640

      jan0517b9738Len

    • #354328
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_4596_Cirrus Stalks In SummerCirrus Stalks In Summer

    • #355282
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Heres some not so calming brush strokes

      Arizona Color#641

      jan0519b1267OHArt

    • #355492
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 642

      jan2719b1964

    • #355625
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      One does not see it that way many times Michael. Very nice sky-pointilism in #642.

      2019-05 Wolken_0047-2

      A Less Uniformly Distributed Collection

    • #355963
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      LayeredLayered

    • #356183
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Order is restored well in Layered, Keelin. The posts on the Forum and the sky is for me like a

      2019-07 Wolken_0013-2

      Honeycomb

    • #356751
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Delicious delights indeed, Hans!

      IMG_4615_Like Spun SugarLike Spun Sugar

    • #356968
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      That’s one for a sweet tooth Keelin.

      2019-07 Wolken_0032-2

      More Sugar And Candy

    • #357140
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      This is how it works!

      2019-07 Wolken_0059-2

      Feeding The Altocumulus With More Fluffs

    • #357205
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love those sweet cloud confections you have there, Hans. Ah, now if I were just light enough…

      IMG_2193_Sky BridgeSky Bridge

    • #357491
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      There is a striking resemblance in our two last posts Keelin. Love it.

      2019-07 Wolken_0020-2

      Light As A Feather

    • #358002
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Fantastic feathers, Hans!

      IMG_4574_In Syncopated TimeIn Syncopated Time

    • #358098
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #643

      nov1317b8326Und

    • #358608
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great perspective in #643, Michael. Looks like the intricate patterning went on for miles.

      IMG_0147_BecomingUntangledBecoming Untangled

       

       

    • #359015
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #644

      jan0818b0153

    • #359556
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 645

      nov0117b7463

    • #359712
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #646

      nov0117b7503

    • #359980
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      That’s a cool blue in your lat one Michael with the little cotton fluffs.

      2019-07 Wolken_0051-2

      Fading Out

    • #360478
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Fantastic images above, Michael and Hans!

      IMG_3109_Towards TwilightTowards Twilight

    • #360496
      Howard Brown avatarhygge
      Participant

      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.

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Howard Brown avatarhygge.
    • #360524
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      Ayça MoonAyça Moon

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin.
    • #361008
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

       

      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

      nov0117b7482

    • #361901
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      IMG_2473_Sunset SundogSunset Sundog

    • #362346
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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.

      Arizona Color#648

      jan0919b1295

    • #362938
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      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.

      2016-09-11 08.56.44_Sky Sea Island

       

    • #362990
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      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.

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