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    • #519296
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      After hitting the 101 mark on Vol11  with Keelin’s  wintry blanket  and Han’s Virga allow me to begin Vol12 with , what else, more Pileus. All these Pileus shots were taken from my backyard from July thru August. The first hills rising out of the desert are a few short miles north, and North Mountain is just east . So yea the clouds created trying to get over those hills, visually  aren’t far away. A zoom telephoto lens helps a lot also.

      Arizona Color#121

      aug2221b4932Pileus

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    • #519429
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, may I join you and your fantastic pileus.

      Cloud DanceP1090620 (2)

    • #519481
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Ahh the wind blows joyous cloud,Ruth

      Arizona Color#122

      aug2221b4914Pileus

    • #519856
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#123

      aug2221b4917Pileus

    • #520265
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#124

      jan2721b1857art

    • #520287
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks for your great start of this volume XII with lots of your marvelous pileus shots, Michael. Your last oen (#124) is like looking through a dotted glass screen. Love it.

      2022-01 Wolken (66)-1

      Rippling Sheet

    • #520439
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Michael, your pileus offerings are a splendid start for Volume XII, and #124 is like a soft murmuration. Lovely!

      Ruth, your Cloud Dance has joyful feel. (And might that be a mermaid with glowing head swimming her way through it?)

      And Hans, I love the contrast of smooth and rippled textures and the movement in your image above. I’d like to hear the dream that was dreamt upon it.

      IMG_1567_An Undecided WindAn Undecided Wind

    • #520708
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #125

      jan2721b1871altcum

    • #520886
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#126

      jan2721b1945altcum

       

    • #521788
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#127jan2621b1610altcumart

    • #522025
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I love an Undecided Wind, Keelin. It seems that winds high up there can’t make up their minds.

      Michael, your last three are wonderful soft dotted fluffy images. All examples of your favorite duplicatus I suppose?

      2022-02 Wolken (14)-1

      No Decision Made Yet And Far Too Ripply To Sleep Upon

    • #522083
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Hans and Keelin.  Swirling Altcum  gives plenty opportunity to produce duplicatus. My favorite is the last duplicatus photo session I had, no matter which kind of cloud  i photographed. But they allow for a fun shoot. Here is more.

      Arizona Color #128

      jan2721b1884altcumart

       

    • #522274
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #129

      jan2621b1597altcumArt

    • #522602
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      No question about it, I love the latest additions here from you both, Hans and Michael. A few days ago, we had similar skies here, and it looked as if a bird had dropped right through the large patch of cirrocumulus.

      IMG_1797_Off To Explore The Great Blue BeyondOff To Explore The Great Blue Beyond

    • #522665
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks Keelin, I love your latest composition. It surely leads the eye into the Great Blue Beyond. Marvelous.

      The bird that dropped through the layer of clouds seems to have caused a small fallstreak hole, don’t you think?

      2022-02 Wolken (23)-1

      Sticky

    • #522766
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      I like that shot Keelin. If it were mine, and it isn’t, i’d crop off  80% of the bottom blue. Just a narrow blue strip sends the eye rite to the bird, making the trees a new and necessary part of the photo. Well Done!

      Your lacunosus has neat depth to it Hans. The colors are wild too!

      Arizona Color#130

      jan2621b1605AltCumScape

       

    • #522898
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Ah, Michael, I clearly see what you mean! Thank you for the excellent re-cropping suggestion.

      And Hans, I think you may also be right about that fallstreak hole—a bird-created portal to who-knows-where. I only hope your Sticky cloud wasn’t waiting on the other side! It has a seductively soft appeal.

      If you’ve ever sneezed into a bowl of powered sugar, this next image might look familiar.

      IMG_1742_Achoooo! Powdered SugarAchoooo!

    • #522915
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Very nice shadow work  Keelin. I like the depth of that shot.

      Arizona Color#131

      jan2721b1961 Und

    • #523327
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Hans, your Sticky photo makes me want to run out for a cinnamon roll.  Cool shot.

      Keelin, the sneeze could too be ocean foam.

      Michael, I especially like the subtle colors in #129.

      P1100916 (2)

       

      Barely There

    • #523655
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      You’ve a keen eye, Ruth, to see be aware of beauty that’s Barely There. And I see you caught some splendid Asperitas too as featured recently on the Gallery. Congratulations!

      Thanks for kind words, Michael! And talk about shadow work. Love what you’ve captured in #131.

      IMG_1159_Blown AwayBlown Away

    • #523789
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
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      Arizona Color#132

      july2721b4393Vel

    • #523882
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #133

      july2721b4593Pileus

    • #524103
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I had a laugh about Achooo! Keelin. Is it that the nose  still was tickled some more giving Blown Away? Love it.

      Quite delicate pileus you captured in #133 Michael.

      2022-02 Wolken (1)-1

      Calm And Wavy

    • #524395
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the whispering pileus in #133, Michael.

      Calm And Wavy is just what’s needed now, Hans. But once things settle down, here’s a little feather to give another tickle.

      IMG_1822_The TicklerThe Tickler

    • #524412
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color# 134

      july2721b4633Pileus

    • #524838
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
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      Your Tickler is also on the gallery, Keelin. I love the version here evenly with its wooly cloudlets.

      And another marvelous and delicate pileus in #134, Michael.

      2022-02 Wolken (4)-1

      Wrinkled

    • #524867
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#135

      may2921b3780Art

    • #524945
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Great contrast in the light touch of pileus in #134 vs. the grand sweep of shadow in 135, Michael. Both images are beauties.

      And I love the Wrinkled look, Hans. So much more interesting than a smooth blue, cloud-free, age-defying sky.

      IMG_1842_Wings of DesireWings of Desire

       

    • #525127
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#136

      july2721b4675set

    • #525604
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#137

      oct0921b5255cong

    • #525967
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I love your Wings Of Desire, Keelin. Great composition too.

      Lots of beauties by you Michael, but your last one with #137 really takes the cake. Great play of different kind of blues.

      2021-11 Wolken (47)-1

      Looking Up In Wonder

    • #526256
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Hans!..that shadow made all the blues possible.

      Arizona Color#138

      dec1021b6008len

    • #526513
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael,  I am liking #136 and #138.  Nice formations.

      Keelin and Hans, delicate clouds are looking Cirrus like.

      Need a cloud read, thoughts on if this could be Pileus.  Sneaky clouds.P1110081 (2)

    • #527045
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      I do not believe you have Pileus there Ruth. Velum is what you have, the give away is in the clouds surrounding. Pileus is formed out of thin air. Some Velum below

      Arizona#139

      apr1519b3693Vel

       

    • #527271
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael,  thanks for looking at my photo.  I will take Velum.  That is a first for me.  It is nice to know what you are seeing.  More awareness helps.

      Back To Earth

      P1022177 (2)

    • #527504
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #140

      jan0121b1335Dup

    • #527722
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#141

      nov0820b0835Mam

    • #528121
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#142

      nov2220b1036AltCum

    • #528568
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#143

      aug2017b5740

    • #528707
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hans, I’m with you on the Wonder. Looking Up captures the state well.

      It’s also well caught in your Back to Earth, Ruth.

      And Michael, what a wild wow collection your recent posts are. #140 absolutely blew me away with its beauty.

      IMG_1597_InspirationsInspirations

       

    • #528973
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Thanks Keelin. Yes, to get lost in the clouds of inspiration..

      Arizona Color#143

      aug2221b5120altcum

    • #529066
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Lots of inspiration or lost in inspiration that’s the question for me when I see what is posted recently by you all.

      2022-02 Wolken (19)-1Honeycomb

    • #529538
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#144

      jan0122b6114altcum

       

    • #529936
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#145

      mar2221b2890Altcum

    • #530111
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#146

      nov2220b1030Und

    • #530425
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#147

      may1719b4532Vir

    • #530447
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Lovely puffy ones above Michael.

      2022-02 Wolken (5)-1

      Meeting Waves

    • #530729
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#148

      may1119b4406Len

       

       

    • #531028
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Michael, there they are.  Lenticulars are one of my favorites.  Asking once again your thoughts on a Pileus.  I am seeing some interesting clouds when I least expect them.  Exciting though for me to look at clouds with a better eye for picking out formations, etc.

      Want To Be

      P1110269 (2)

    • #531044
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Ruth, Yes ,looks to me like you caught a pileus. Remember the physics involved: Quick rising columns of  warm congestus compressing the water out of the atmosphere overhead..making cloud. So, yes all the ingredients are there in the shot. A fun part of pileus spotting is ..how faint is the earliest call that a pileus is forming. That one is the other side, a well developed pileus evolving in to possible velum.

      Arizona Color#149

      july2721b4304Scape

    • #531177
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#150

      july2721b4424altcum

    • #531244
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      What a collection of blue and white beauties above! Each one has a story all its own. I’d especially like to hear the one call Honeycomb. I just bet it’s a sweet one.

      IMG_2242_Waving BackWaving Back

    • #531396
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#151

      july2721b4291Scape

    • #531408
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I agree with you Keelin. It are all beauties above and many thanks for Waving Back:)

      2022-03 Wolken (15)-1

      Catch As Catch Can

    • #531730
      Ruth Quist avatarRUTH QUIST
      Participant

      Another fabulous collection from all.  Michael, I think #149 those clouds are chasing each other.  Beauties too Hans and Kellin.

      Anyone Have a LightP1070017 (2)

    • #531762
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Increase in size of digital pictures lends light to the picture. I like this.

      Arizona Color#152 (a shot up thru lacunosus )

      jan3116b2828

    • #532565
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#153

      july2721b4414Storm

    • #533144
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#154

      jul2721b4353StormArt

    • #533356
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color#155

      jul2721b4423scape

    • #533608
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Arizona Color #156

      aug2221b5089Und

    • #533683
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Oh those blues! Love the sweep in Catch…, Hans, and the bubbly feeling of #156, Michael.

      And Ruth, you caught the spot light just right in Anyone Have a Light — a lovely scene. And congrats on your misty morning on the Gallery! I imagine the fairies, those quiet, early risers, were already up to mischief in the woods there.

      More blues anyone?

      IMG_2184_Blue Suds

      Blue Suds

    • #534093
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Cool composition Keelin!

      Arizona Color#157

      july2721b4434altcum

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