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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.
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