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Color Thread Vol. VII

Color Thread Vol. VII

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    • #362991
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin brought Vol 6 to its  100th  photo !  Allow me to begin Volume 7!july1417b4316Art

    • #363048
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great start of Vulume VII Michael. And wow what a great ending of Volume VI by you Keelin A great picture with a fantastic dreamy view on the coast of Alaska. A mysterious source of light at the horizon and some calm waves, all in deep blues. Love it.

      2018-06 Wolken_0102-2

      Winds

    • #363078
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thanks for kind words and a great launch to VII, Michael and Hans!

      For a few moments, Hans, I wondered if the winds were bringing us a new image our old friend who crosses the pond from time to time. But this is as far as it got — just a possi-billyg.

      IMG_4918_Portrait In Progress?

      Portrait In Progress?

    • #363888
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #701

      july0116b5880Nimbus

    • #364375
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, is #701 taken with your new camera? The definition is amazing! You’ve really captured the feeling of these magnificent clouds.

      Below, the sky displays a completely different mood.

      IMG_2306_A Different Mood

      PS: Hans, congratulations on your Cirrocumulus with sundog selected as Cloud Of The Month!

    • #364652
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin..Thanks but that pic was taken in 2017..same lens as I use today but  different camera body. Same condition exist  as i type , just add a bolt of lightning every 30 seconds. Monsoon came back after a 3 week vacation. The thunder is approaching the constant level..a constant rumble…I was watching it  a little while ago. Quite a show…anyway…quite the mood there!

      Arizona Color #702

      july3018b4195Prea

    • #364672
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Keelin, I love your possi-billyg (or Portrait In Progress). To me it is certi-billyg. Great find! And thanks about the cloud of the month. I am pleasantly surprised about it, also in a second way, for I did not sent it in myself. It is a spotting from the Cloudspotter app taken with the phone. Shortly Gavin started to post the pictures of the day on the gallery (and this one was ‘just” candidate picture of the day). Nice to do so I think. Anyway I like the explanation accompanying the picture. There are always new things to learn about clouds.

      Arizona Color #701 is a monumental cauliflower of a cloud Michael. Overwhelming details.

      Indeed quite the mood on your last two posts Keelin and Michael. They make a perfect pair.

      2018-03-20 ev Wolken_0071 asr c klein c

      Wings

    • #364800
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Nicely subdued peachy glow in your AZ #703, Michael. And Wings has got to be a favorite, Hans. Love the fleeting movement and also the twin flyers at the top.

      IMG_5023_A Touch Of CirroA Touch Of Cirro

    • #365154
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 703  ..a straight up overhead shot  of “roiling cloud”

      july2818b4055Cum

    • #365292
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wow, Michael, an amazing shot! I smile to imagine you with camera held steadily aloft, the thought of an umbrella nowhere in mind. Nothing dramatic going on here, so really appreciate your sharing monsoon images with us.

      Below, a soft cloud with a bit of highlight at twilight.

      IMG_2225_Highlight At Twilight

    • #365857
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin ..I’ve seen a few of the lightning strikes stories in the news and on the internutz which seem part of the slow summer news cycles ,,but thats enough to make me realize one drop of rain is telling me its time to go,,and who wants to get the camera wet? I’ve noticed lightning seems to follow the rain. Perhaps the wet acts like an conduit or easy path of least resistance for the lightning to get around. In any case Soft clouds or Sharp,one drop of rain is all it takes for me to be inside.

      Arizona Color# 704

      july1017b4134Art

    • #365950
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Glad to hear you put safety first, Michael. Undoubtedly the wiser approach is sometimes retreat! And you’ve captured a beautiful cloud collage above, a lovely study in blues.

      Below, another shot from last week’s display of Cirrocumulus here.

      IMG_5076_More Cirrocumulus

       

       

       

    • #367435
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#705

      july0418b3111Len

    • #368633
      Hongmei Yuan avatarhongmeiyuan
      Participant

      6FBE5371-BDB7-47BD-8F30-1479D5103E06

    • #368750
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      A dramatic scene you’ve captured there, Hongmeiyuan! It looks as if your feet at the time may have been right up there with those splendid clouds. A warm welcome to the forum and hope to see more images from you in days to come.

      Below, the sky had a rather dusty look that day, but I don’t suppose we should call these “Linticularis”.IMG_5492_"Linticularis"

    • #369622
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      hong, looks like a shot taken from an airplane. 30,000 ft up in the clouds?

      Keelin…oye

      Arizona Color #706

      july1017b4084Nim

    • #369625
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great contrast with crisp detail against the backdrop of that massive, nearly featureless cloud – a spectacular shot, Micheal!

      In the image below, I quite liked the delicate, frayed edges of cloud that lay across a large section of that afternoon’s sky.

      Frayed Edging

    • #370140
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      So much to see sweeping playfully across this morning’s sky. Looking closely, there’s a tiny bit of moon still holding its own in the lower part of the upper left quadrant.

      IMG_5154_Color_tiny moon

       

    • #370698
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      The winds were having fun with the clouds Keelin!

      Arizona Color#707

      may0817b3145

      • #370828
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        Love the range of blues captured in your image above, Michael.

    • #370829
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      It appeared this cloud would sail quietly by, yet it dropped anchor in my noggin and whispered a haiku that has me still wondering…

      IMG_5187_Open-hearted
      Open-hearted

            is open-hearted
            a half-empty or half-full
            possibility?

      It also brings lyrics by Leonard Cohen to mind…

            One by one, the guests arrive
            The guests are coming through
            The open-hearted many
            The broken-hearted few

      I love the way some clouds won’t leave us alone.

    • #371005
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice haiku Keelin and lyrics. I´d say you end with a poetic observation. And I see a lot of great pictures from you and Michael the last weeks. It is a joy to check them all!

      2019-08 Wolken_0014-2

      Cloudplay

       

    • #372342
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #708

      apr0916b4303

    • #372457
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2019-09 Charigny (13)-2

      Spongy

    • #372929
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#709

      aug0918b4276Set

    • #373575
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#710

      aug1518b4385

    • #374644
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#711

      aug1016b6559

    • #375081
      Roma Zanders avatarRoma
      Participant

      What am I looking at?! A few layers of altostratus?

      6C6C0454-1C4D-400A-AE70-B4EB2432E7DC619EEACA-D264-4BAC-96BE-238230B45AD3

    • #375256
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Roma…the clouds appear  low enough to be stratocumulus. They are under a blanket of  altostratus , yes?  They may even be a  stratus rising up and thus being torn apart by the heat that is pushing them up as in the 2nd shot? The linear nature  suggests  an influence , maybe even a man made influence. Intriguing shots!

       

      Some Precipitation!

      Arizona Color#712

      aug2318b4736Prae

       

    • #375409
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #713

      aug2318b4748Mam

    • #375969
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      #713 is magical Michael. Great colors and dramatic cloudscape with mamma.

    • #376132
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      I can see why that cloud caught your eye, Roma. You made the most impressive photo of it with that perspective.

      And beautiful drama captured in #713, Michael. Exquisite lighting. Wow!

      And thank you, Hans, for kind comments further up. Cloudplay is inspiring! The wind certainly knows how to do it.

      IMG_5428_The Whim Of The WindThe Whim Of The Wind

    • #377064
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Hans and Keelin..I like the whimsy there keelin!

      Arizona Color#714

      aug1318b4304

    • #377488
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Great whimsiness Keelin followed by an impressive towering giant by Michael.

      2019-10 Charigny (145)-2

      Waviness

    • #377944
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, #714 has such a formidable, majestic feel, holding the mystery as to what it might be towering over.  And Hans, your banner-like Waviness is wonder-ful.

      IMG_5237_Clouds At PlayClouds At Play

    • #378019
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Keelin, yes the dark unseen mystery makes the picture imho. Some frisky clouds you have there Hans and Keelin!

      Arizona Color #715

      aug2017b5707

    • #378168
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Love the Clouds At Play Keelin, with also a great waviness in it. Almost Yin and Yang. Followed by a magical soft appearance on #715 Michael.

      2019-09 Charigny (130)-2

      The Four Leaf Clover Equivalent In Clouds

       

    • #378448
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice capture Hans!  May all the luck be yours!

      Arizona Color#716aug2017b5698

    • #378451
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, your #715 is like a dream shimmering into place. Love the soft focused moment you’ve captured there. And your latest (#716) keeps pulling me back for a closer look with those bits of sharply focused blue. Can’t say I’ve ever seen anything quite like this one!

      And Hans, knowing how quickly a horseshoe vortex can disappear, you were again in just the might place at just the right time, doing just the right thing! How lucky can you get?

      IMG_5267_Free RideFree Ride

    • #378850
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Keelin!  Talkin about short lived clouds 715 a lacunosus event didn’t last as long as some Horseshoe Vortex last. They transitioned into a roiling storm churned mess soon after the pic was taken. Morning lighting created 716 if I recall correctly. And yes, to be a bird riding the currents reading  the clouds all day.HAA!

      arizona Color #717dec0517b9007Len

    • #379179
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I agree with Keelin that #715 is dreamlike Michael. It is indeed always surprising how quick cloud formations can change dramatically within minutes.  So it must be good timing to capture the hat of napoleon in #717. Love that one for its composition and (seemingly) simpleness.

      Free Ride is inspiring Keelin for thoughts like Michael expresses so well.

      2019-07 Wolken_0051-2

      Fading

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker.
    • #379774
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice sweeping texture change off into vanishing point Hans. Napoleon hat!..Thats It! That was a “corner of my eye” capture..Just did a quick scan and there was the oddity, (Nap’s Hat) just hangin there

      another oddity, taking a small area of sky at high altitude

      Arizona Color# 718

      nov0117b7454

    • #381396
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#719

      dec1116b8977Altcum

    • #381948
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wonders upon wonders, you two. And where you both saw Nap’s hat, I see a small fleet of graceful stingrays. Then two images down, a dark watery world in which they might glide. Lovely!

      Below, an image that was terribly blurry in its original state, but I liked the feel of too much to toss. A splash of “noise” seemed to crisp it up and gives it a kind of painted-on-rough-canvas look which, in this case, saves it?

      IMG_5234_Painted-on-Rough-Canvas

    • #382062
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Love your oddities at high altitude in #718 Michael.

      And the painted-on-rough-canvas-look more than saves your picture Keelin. It fits perfectly with the capture and also with the composition.

    • #382605
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #720

      aug2716b6726Scape

    • #383508
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the landscape feel you’ve captured in #720, Michael.

      Below, the clouds seem to be having an elaborate conversation. Discussing the caprice of wind and weather perhaps?

      IMG_2501_Elaborate Conversation

    • #384805
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thank you Keelin.  From a lively conversation to a contemplative repose:

      Arizona Color#721

      aug1618b4482

    • #385619
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#722  a little bit of Holmboe over Asperitas

      dec0517b8948Asp

    • #385766
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Discussing the caprice of wind and weather is nice Keelin en here we see them in color by you and Michael. Michael your last two posts have something in common: composition and colors. Your #722 strikes me in particular for its composition.

      Trying to continue the softness here is the shape into which my spooky creature partially morphed being a close up on a later moment.

      2019-11 Wolken (14)-2
      Morphed Part Of Creature

    • #385982
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Nice capture of the delicate shading of clouds Hans!

      Sometimes I like to play with the “rules”

      Arizona Color#723

      dec0517b8935Len

       

    • #386197
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the cleverness of your play, Michael. So simple, so elegant.

      And all spookiness completely dissolved in that soft close-up, Hans. A creature tamed by the gentle will o’ the wind. More shall rise to join in the play.

      IMG_5416_Rising UpRising Up

    • #386264
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#724

      aug1618b4413

    • #386664
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#725

      aug1618b4459

    • #386843
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Love your playing with the rules Michael in #723. It forced Keelin to let the cloud ghosts rise up. Another play with rules I think. In next one rules are involved again.

      2019-10 Wolken (53)-2

      Queuing

       

    • #387193
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Your #724 is a dynamic display, Michael. I can feel the energy of it! And the colors (especially that subtle grayish turquoise in the lower center) and composition of #725 makes it a favorite.

      And Hans, there is a wonderful sense of dimension in Queing. That deep dark teal keeps me lingering contentedly, floating peacefully.

      In contrast, the image below reminds me of the tossing and turning of a less than tranquil slumber.

      IMG_5279_A Restless Night’s SleepA Restless Night’s Sleep

    • #389524
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#726

      aug2016b6681

       

    • #392098
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#727

      dec0118b0456Lac

    • #394977
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love that line dark cloud running through #726, Michael, with the bright blue accents.

      What caught my eye in the clouds below was that look of a thumbprint of corrugation.

      IMG_5272_Corrugation

    • #395402
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      A thumbprint indeed Keelin.

      2019-10 Wolken (51)-2

      No Title Yet

    • #395466
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      No Title Yet, could be from the sea, Hans, like the wind having its way with a wave. Love that sense of motion!

      Below is from the archives here, and comes with these seasonal greetings:

      Cool Winter Skies, Warm Winter Dreams, Cheers and Best Wishes to all!

      IMG_4146_Cool Skies

    • #397200
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#728

      sept1216b7270

    • #397292
      Gregory Venarsky avatarGregory Venarsky
      Participant

      Hello all, just wanted to share an image with you- Ocean Foam. Hope you enjoy!!

      DSC_8313

    • #397435
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes I have the same association with my untitled one Keelin. Love your virtual lake. For me it is an intriguing trompe l’oeil by nature.

      Arizona Color #728 by Michael is impressive with this massive band of cloud separating the colors.

      And then the cirrus filled sky by Gregory. Very nice.

      2019-10 Wolken (52)-2

      Play Of The Winds

    • #399361
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #729

      mar0119b2742Set

    • #416762
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#730

      sept3018b5532

    • #417105
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Nice stylistic KH Michael.

      2017-03-25 Wolken_0182 h118co klein

      Vague Shapes

    • #417370
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Wild shot Hans!

       

      Arizona Color#731

      sept0718b7048

    • #417683
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 732

      july0818b3216

    • #417766
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#733

      sept1216b7211

    • #418425
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #734

      sept2617b6602

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