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Robin Griggs Wood

fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
December 21, 2014 16 comments 45 shares 503 plus ones
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The menace of Cormorant Family Christmas materialized slowly as, one by one, two by two, the already distressed and petulant kinsfolk began arriving at the yearly gathering, bracing themselves for the hollow but requisite conventions of spurious exuberance, forced benignancy, overeating and the annual swapping of meaningless tokens and doodads.

Why did they do it?

Because it reminded them that at no other time of the year would life be quite this stressful.

Joy to all!





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#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography #naturephotography #inspiration #color #colors #landscapeart #light #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro  #sunset #sunsetphotography 
#MalibuBeach   #California  

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December 20, 2014 27 comments 15 shares 199 plus ones
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The kind, benevolent and oh-so-famous, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has requested––in his kind, benevolent way, but with the full force of his oh-so-famous-ness––that all #Gullarazzi participate in the global-wide moratorium on the shooting of #seagullbutts during the holidays.

(Fortunately, a #Gulluminati secret agent intercepted this message just before it was sent out! ... find out the truth about the ersatz message of this "celebrity reindeer" here!
Click this link––▶▶▶ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobinGriggsWood/photos/photo/6094758527424109618?pid=6094758527424109618&oid=103698889037599783920 


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+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals 

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December 20, 2014 43 comments 44 shares 365 plus ones
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Bocus –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh! (Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7) Happy #Bokehlicious Christmas to those #bokeholics, +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +paula contreras +Paul Moody +Elizabeth Hahn +Wendy Chase +Lauri Novak +Shannon Adelson ... and a cast of, oh, I'm sure it's thousands by now ... ;o7

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December 19, 2014 13 comments 5 shares 142 plus ones
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A little butterfly wallpaper for your phone? ... make a card for Mom or Grandma? Please accept this gift from me to you ... :o)


(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcbjBJeDhtNHI1Yms/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy, and happy holidays to you!

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December 17, 2014 2 comments 1 shares 19 plus ones
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Well, have you signed up for +Colby Brown's #CBholidaygiveaway yet?!

The Colby Brown 2014 Holiday Giveaway

Join landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer Colby Brown as he gives away 4 Sony a6000's, Wacom Intuos Tablets, onOne Software Suites and more each week

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December 16, 2014 42 comments 84 shares 879 plus ones
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I haven't said "howdy" to my +Tree Tuesday friends in the longest time (I've hardly had any time to edit anything). So, a big wave to and thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza and +Kim Troutman. And to dear +Gemma Costa for +Mirrors and Reflections ... :o)

I hope you all have some lovely holiday time planned ahead.


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rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #TreeTuesday #mirrorsandreflections  

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December 16, 2014 27 comments 8 shares 263 plus ones
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Southwestern holiday decorations with lights. 
In case you're not in a holiday mood yet ... ;o))





rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers

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December 14, 2014 17 comments 3 shares 195 plus ones
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.... feathers! ... ;o7
I've gotten a request from El Kiddo for Mom's help with his Christmas shopping today, so my "good day" is laid out. I hope you're having a good day, too!

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December 13, 2014 38 comments 10 shares 244 plus ones
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The story goes thusly: One Gerald McCloy, at 2 years old begins "talking" in the form of sound effects, his first word being the titular "boing boing." His panicked father calls the doctor, who informs him that there's nothing he can do about it. As the boy grows up, he picks up more sounds and is able to make communicative gestures, but is still incapable of uttering a single word of the English language. Despite this, he is admitted to a general public school, where he is chided by his peers and given the derogatory name "Gerald McBoing Boing." After startling, and angering, his father, he decides to run away and hop a train to an unknown location. However, just before he catches the train, a talent scout from the NBC Radio Network discovers him. He is then hired as NBC's foley artist, performing shows for a division of the company labeled "XYZ" on the microphones, and becomes very famous, with the last scene showing him riding with his parents in a very expensive automobile among throngs of fans.

This is not that Gerald.

This is Gerald McByrd, a lowly #SeagullButtInDisguise , who thought perhaps that you might be more interested in the story above than his story: the fact that he has difficulty coping with the tremendous weight of the pelican schnabel and is about ready to give up this whole business of hiding and accept his fate. … hrumpf!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_McBoing-Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNsyQDmEopw

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+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost   #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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December 13, 2014 23 comments 2 shares 81 plus ones
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Well, I only just made it through my notifications here at G+ to thank everyone ... then I clicked on this.
I'm going to have a long night ... O_o
;oD

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December 12, 2014 28 comments 0 shares 182 plus ones
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I've been a mucho-sicko for the past week; please forgive my absence ... I'm happy to be feeling chipperish again! A brief thank you here for the folks that sent out wishes for my day yesterday. That is, until I find each of your posts for a more thorough thank you ... I have hundreds of emails to go through ... ;oD
For now, a chipperish howdy to those #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody ... and I've lost track ... ;o7

Fridays are #bokehlicious !!  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚

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December 06, 2014 48 comments 27 shares 383 plus ones
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Another minor respite in the otherwise manic and frenzied existence, fraught with daily confusion, turmoil and the escaping butts of other birds with the opposite end wrapped around one's intended feast.

Here, a gathering of #seagullbutts  and #seagullbuttsindisguise as they take a quiet moment enjoying, yet again, the seashore sunset. A silent plea to all of you, as the holiday season swells vigorously towards it's frenzied crescendo, to stop and remember the good things; enjoy them when you have them.

This has been a Public Service Message 

brought to you by the

#FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus:

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

 If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday!
Real themes:
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #sunset #sunsetphotography 
#MalibuBeach   #California  

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December 04, 2014 19 comments 13 shares 251 plus ones
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December 03, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 27 plus ones
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Fun stuff, from +Colby Brown ... don't miss out!

#CBholidaygiveaway

The Colby Brown 2014 Holiday Giveaway

Join landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer Colby Brown as he gives away 4 Sony a6000's, Wacom Intuos Tablets, onOne Software Suites and more each week

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December 03, 2014 13 comments 7 shares 168 plus ones
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I found the cell where they incarcerated +Chrysta Rae during her short stay in the Yuma Prison (check out these posts for proof of her harrowing event: http://goo.gl/RtjVYhttp://goo.gl/RtjVY) How did I know it was Chrysta's cell?! …

Why, the very neatly organized bookshelf, of course.
Only Chrysta would leave a place that well arranged when she left.
Even the pot was clean and shiny, like it was done up for an interior photoshoot … ;o7

Hear tell that her incarceration was a short one because the warden found out that she was improving the quality of life of the other prisoners by organizing a scavenger hunt … and they rushed her parole hearing from the three decade standard to an unprecedented three hours! 

As a side note: even though Chrysta has been paroled (for behavior that was too good), the inmates have decided to continue on with their scavenger hunt … ;o7.



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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma

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December 02, 2014 37 comments 7 shares 270 plus ones
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During the morning launch, at the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival, Yuma, AZ, I spied this lovely lady helping with her whole family to get their balloon filled with air. I was fascinated by her long tresses whipping in the wind and was content to have captured that as she was intent upon the task at hand ... and then she looked right at me ... click!


+PortraitTuesday #portraittuesday  (waves howdy to +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel ... :o))
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #balloon #balloonfest #hqspportraits #portraitgallery #trueportraits #hqspportraits

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December 01, 2014 19 comments 12 shares 215 plus ones
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As large as hot-air balloons are, they seem even larger at night.
At one point during the fest, I got up next to the basket (with permission ... ;o7) and shot up into the interior while they were firing off the propane blast ... oh wow, that was hot!!! I don't know how they do that repeatedly when aloft without singeing eyebrows.

And I checked my lens hood when I was done just to make sure I hadn't melted it ... ;oD


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #balloon #balloonfest

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November 29, 2014 32 comments 18 shares 268 plus ones
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... the dinner that got away.
Adding #seagullbuttsinaction and #seagullbuttcapers to the ever growing list of #hashtagsthatarenotreallyallthatuseful


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
 #birdsgallery curated by +Heinrich Wagner 


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #hqsplandscape

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November 28, 2014 14 comments 9 shares 242 plus ones
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Well, according to +Paul Moody  ... ;o7
Some more #notblack  color for your Black Friday .. :o))
... 'cuz Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚

With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #naturephotography #creative #inspiration #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography

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November 27, 2014 63 comments 84 shares 1192 plus ones
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I wonder where they've all gone? ... ;o7

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate. I am genuinely thankful for all my G+ family!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos  #Travel #TravelPhotography #NaturePhotography #LandscapePhotography  

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November 26, 2014 19 comments 18 shares 307 plus ones
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November 25, 2014 23 comments 21 shares 329 plus ones
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... is almost as good as the smell of coffee for waking oneself up in the morning. (Hey, I said almost ––  ;o7)

I finally made it to my first balloon fest and it was worth every bit of effort. We got up before the roosters Sunday morning, so we could be there while they were filling their balloons. I was sleepy, but grinning.

Our hotel even provided us with breakfast bags in the wee hours to take with us. +Hampton Inns ... they are the best!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #sunrisephotography   #sunrisephotos  

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November 24, 2014 26 comments 5 shares 188 plus ones
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Well, it wasn't actually 3:10 ... it was more like noon. High Noon, as they say in the West.
And ... it wasn't to Yuma; we were actually leaving.
And ... it wasn't a train ... it was more like a dune buggy ... in fact, it was this dune buggy.
And ... there wasn't a bad guy ... more like a really good guy, in the form of Johan here.

So we're headed out of Yuma and 17 miles on the West 8 freeway, we spy these awesome dunes ... like Sahara-awesome-type dunes! Gotta stop, you know?!

We roll in and climb out of our woefully-inadequate-for-dune-wrestling economy car to grab some snaps.

Just as we start up a hankerin' (they say that in the westerns ... ;o7) for renting one of those dune buggies and trying out the sandulations, who should pull up alongside but Johan, in his badass $25k rig, and start chatting us up; where are we from, etc.

The next thing you know he's offering us a ride!!
Oh. Em. Effing. Geeee!

It was a thrill a minute, but I admit, at one point, I thought we were going to die. I didn't know this guy ... who knows ... maybe he had a suicide wish and wanted company?! ... :o0. He said, as we went to the top of one of the steepest dunes, "now, it's going to drop off here." I was sitting up front and, as I looked over the forward edge, there was nothing underneath us!!

We lived.
Phew!

What a nice bit of magic during a road trip ... :o)

+Chrysta Rae, if you're still in Yuma, head 17 miles west on the 8 and go to the dunes (it's easy to find; there are a bunch of these guys there). Ask for Johan and tell him Robin sent you ... ;o7 (Here's a better shot of him and his rig for I.D. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/2XqtTQW1U3aeh5tYb23NGDE6qiejp2oACm3h3nAi8TsM=s0)



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography  #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #dunebuggy   #dunes  

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November 20, 2014 56 comments 67 shares 664 plus ones
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November 18, 2014 15 comments 18 shares 333 plus ones
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... and wishes for a bright, beautiful day to +Nick Gatens ... 'cuz it's his birthday ... ;o7

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November 15, 2014 34 comments 12 shares 340 plus ones
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"Didn't I tell you never to bother me when I'm at work?!"

Sorry about that Mr. #SeagullButtInDisguise … I thought the trashcan was "leisure time" for you … O_o

Omigosh, SO much work for me to do of late, and all I have is this ridiculous shot of a pigeon #seagullbutthidinghisbutt to offer. Of course, YOU never bother me … and I miss you all. Sending out v-hugs to everyone!




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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November 09, 2014 46 comments 30 shares 488 plus ones
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If you're a photographer who loves to process, you've just got to love succulents. Unlike any other plant, when you tickle them with the Vibrancy slider, they blush in RAINBOW! ... :oD

Happy Sunday, everyone ..wishing you a great start in your new week!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart

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November 08, 2014 27 comments 14 shares 314 plus ones
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"Huh, Maudie? … you gonna eat all of that? 'Cuz, uh, if you're not gonna eat it all, you know, I'd be glad to help you finish it. Huh, Maudie, huh, huh, HUH?!"

"Honestly, Cloyd! This is only our first date! Can't you think about something else besides your stomach for even ten minutes?!"


#SeagullButtsInDisguise

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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November 07, 2014 22 comments 10 shares 241 plus ones
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Lights shot through a cardboard cutout.

Requisite psychedelic 70s soundtrack ... ;o7: Earth Wind and Fire- Shining Star

But wait! –– there's more!
Click on this hashtag to see the magic! --> #bokehlicious

:o))

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

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November 07, 2014 23 comments 28 shares 638 plus ones
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+Sairam Sundaresan said he wants to see a black and white from me ... and, yet, I can't help but play ... ;o7.

Here you go, Sairam!



#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California   #aerial   #aerialphotography  

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November 06, 2014 26 comments 6 shares 99 plus ones
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I'm feeling seriously guilty for not having had the time to process anything in the last couple of days ... so, since I am a mood elevator (and guilt-posts are such a downer!), here is my act of contrition:
It's puppy time ... am I forgiven? :o)

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November 03, 2014 44 comments 10 shares 250 plus ones
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My last day of #splittonefivedaychallenge ... I opted for something a bit more wild and crazy (as if split-toning isn't wild and crazy enough).

One of the funnerest (it's a word, I swear ... ;o7) ways of achieving a split-tone look is by using the Gradient Map Adjustment Layer in Photoshop (also available in Ps Elements). Be sure to grayscale your base image first (or you'll get some really strange colors ...well, stranger colors), add a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer, pick or create a gradient that is just two colors (sometimes you need to invert it in the dialogue box so the colors map properly to the darks and lights, depending on the gradient you choose), then duplicate this adjustment layer. Set the first Gradient to COLOR blend mode and the second one to SOFT LIGHT. Then adjust the opacity of each until you have a toning that you like.

This is only two colors––a magenta and a warm yellow––however, mapped to the values in the image, it looks like many more.

(Read all about Alan Shapiro's challenge here: https://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/Hg23sgqFWCP)

And ... let's see ... I think I've already called out all of G+ to play this game, but maybe there's a few more ... ;o7 ... how about +Michael B. Stuart +Krystina Isabella Brion +Elizabeth Lund +Sharon Jeannette ? ... :o))

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November 02, 2014 59 comments 42 shares 558 plus ones
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I've been using split-toning for quite a while. It's a great way to change up an image, when you're bored with standard processing. It's not just for adding a bit of flavor to, what might ordinarily be, a black and white image, but all kinds of colors can be used––as long as it's only two ... ;o7

#splittonefivedaychallenge ...
(Read all about +Alan Shapiro's challenge here: https://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/Hg23sgqFWCP)


Today I'm calling out for the challenge ...
Some random folks that appeared in my main G+ stream ... ;oD
+Sam Post +Lorena Masi +Heidi Anne Morris +Sean McLean +Guillaume Desachy and +Chris Rademaker (and I think that's enough people to annoy for now ... ;o7)

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November 01, 2014 35 comments 10 shares 401 plus ones
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+Alan Shapiro has me on this new 5-Day Split-Tone Challenge diet. Though, I'll tell you, Alan, I haven't lost anything but a bit of color.

At least we're allowed to have bacon.


#splittonefivedaychallenge ...
(Read all about it here: https://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/Hg23sgqFWCP)

And [whistles tunelessly] it is for NO particular reason that today I'm calling out all these folks to play with split-toning: +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen
… but it might be because they are #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus contributing to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , which may or may not be called #SeagullButtSaturday , butt probably isn't. (OK, I know that some of you are already playing ... ;o7)

#tonedbutt  
  
#splittoning
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#hqspbirds #birdsgallery  

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October 31, 2014 19 comments 10 shares 216 plus ones
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Señora Maria Teresita Calavera Catrina Diamante Adornado De Flores Y Plumas de Muertos in the years after the best of times became the worst of times. ... heheh ... ;o7

Actually, I was wandering around downtown and found the many "ofrendas" being set up for Dia de los Muertos (altars that celebrate the memory of those who have passed on. I love the elevating idea of it. What a great tradition.)

Happy Hallowe'en (y Dia de los Muertos), everyone!

I chose a blood red in the shadows and a cold, sickly greenish-blue (because I couldn't decide between a sickly green or a sickly blue ... ;o7) in the highlights for La Señora, on day 2 of my Split-tone five day challenge.

I was called out by +Alan Shapiro. (Thanks for the fun, Alan!)
Here's Alan's challenge:
Now that the black and white challenge has circled the globe a few hundred times, I want to start something new that takes monochrome processing to the next level. Let's all play with split toning for a while and share amongst our friends.

And, in turn, I thrown down the gauntlet for +Pam Boling, +Christina Lihani, +Justine King, +Rachael Switalski, +Kate Marchio and +Tanya Wallis!  

#splittonefivedaychallenge  
#splittoning
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #HappyHalloween #DayofTheDead #DiaDeLosMuertos

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October 30, 2014 29 comments 4 shares 314 plus ones
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I saw this grin-inducing kid playing in the fountain downtown yesterday. Most of the time, he danced in the spouts as they came up, but there was this short period of time where I could see that he was caught in the thrall of fantasy. Eyes closed and every motion exacting, it looked like he was going through the motions of a kata, but more like the mimicry of a kata he had seen someone else do rather than one he had learned. 

What was certain was that he was in the Zone. That moment of being so involved in one's fantasy that one is oblivious to the watching world and every event within the reverie is florid and perfuse with detail.

It's a shame that we don't recognize this as the ability that it is. Instead we "train" children out of this capacity and call people mad when they do it as adults in front of others.

#foodforthought

I was called out by +Alan Shapiro to do the Split-tone five day challenge.

Here's Alan's challenge:
Now that the black and white challenge has circled the globe a few hundred times, I want to start something new that takes monochrome processing to the next level. Let's all play with split toning for a while and share amongst our friends.

Day one: Thank you, Alan … I've been so busy with helping others and working on different projects that I haven't gotten out to shoot for a while, so you definitely inspired me to get out there and play!

I chose a regal purple for the shadows, for this little guy's elevated status, and a warm yellow for the highlights to echo his happiness.

Today, I'm calling out +Mark Esguerra, +Eustace James, as well as a some of my fellow Arcanum Masters, +A.D. Wheeler, +Jessica Lark and +Ollie Dale to join in on the game ... ;o)

#splittonefivedaychallenge  
#splittoning
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos  

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It's been said that Los Angeles is the most photographed city in the world.*
Here's one more.

(Well, with "embellishments" … ;o))

Today marks the close of a G+ photography theme icon, #LeadingLinesMonday . Created here by +Pam Boling, it became one of the most popular themes on G+. I want to thank you, Pam, and the folks who have assisted in curating along the way, +Michael B. Stuart +David Murphy +Andreas Levi +Simos Xenakis and +Elle Rogers, for keeping this awesome theme going for so long! (Sorry, no Hallowe'en themed image for me today … I needed something more epic to Grand-Finale this theme with … ;o))




*which may be true, if all the movies made back in the early days of Hollywood are taken into consideration
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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting


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October 25, 2014 61 comments 24 shares 439 plus ones
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It was that overwhelming juncture when I was confronted with all I had done.

Over there was one of Earth's very own creatures … in its own private moment of quiet solitude and reflection. This small one, enjoying the brilliant gift that is life for one brief and singular instance in the whole of it's "mine, mine, MINE!", fish-snatching, mussel-nabbing, fight-for-survival existence.

Over here was I … camera in hand, stalking it like a ruthless hunter that was heedless of the last rhino. 
Here was I disturbing, and probably ruining, the one chance it had at a nano-second of true joy in its, otherwise miserable and wretched, life that was fraught with daily peril, drudgery and the butts of other seagulls who had just nabbed its lunch.

I slowly lowered my camera … coming full face to the knowledge of my reprehensible actions towards a fellow being.

~~

Fortunately, I was able to overcome my momentary insanity before it flew off …

CLICK!





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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost   #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape

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October 23, 2014 24 comments 18 shares 394 plus ones
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Not really a #ThirstyThursdayPics shot, because it's such a ruse, but I thought +Mark Esguerra would get a chuckle out of it anyway. We're flooded, dude ... ;o7

#notquitedrowning   #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #digitalart #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting  

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October 22, 2014 36 comments 41 shares 598 plus ones
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+Margaret Tompkins has been mentioning to me that I've been remiss in posting to #waterbirdwednesday  ... so this one's for you, Margaret ... :o))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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… to be caught hiding in a #seagullbuttsindisguise  costume.






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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost   #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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October 17, 2014 19 comments 14 shares 374 plus ones
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Did you ever have one of those mornings (oh, why am I asking? I know you have!) ... I had this lovely color combo of flowers to post this morning and couldn't get past work and emails to answer in the inbox enough to say howdy to y'all!

Ah well, #FloralFriday is a perpetual party day, right? ... and there's still time to wish you a happy  #bokehlicious  weekend!

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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
&
Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers 

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October 16, 2014 39 comments 66 shares 762 plus ones
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'Most people try to get things out of life. This is the quickest way to push the things you want out of your reach. I wish someone had explained this to me when I was younger.

'In order to “get”, you must give. And you must give fully, with no condition or expectation of reward. Try to think of life as deal in VALUE.

'To receive value, you must first give it. Make giving value the goal of every interaction. When you are talking to someone, ask yourself “How I can give this person the opportunity to leave here better than when they came in?”

This does NOT mean people-please. When you people-please, you are not giving, you are trying to get. Get liked. Get friends. Get approval. Get a reputation as the Nice Guy.

'Giving is about ensuring that the person receives what they want, not what you want. Ask before you give help. Ask permission to serve others. Expect nothing in return.

'You will be rewarded. This reward will not be what you think you want, but it will be what you actually need.'

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~ Dan Munro; excerpt from http://addicted2success.com/life/5-secret-essentials-to-having-a-confident-mindset/


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#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MalibuBeach #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach




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OK, here's the "how to":

1. Rent a helicopter
2. Fly really close to a large city ––> get permission first, so you don't get shot down as a suspected terrorist (a common reaction in major U.S. cities)
3. Take pictures (this is a crucial step)
4. Grab one of the shots and use it for your crazy-ass idea to create an "architectural rendering" look
5. Draw lines all over your cool city-from-above image ... that will make some folks kind of squeamish, but soldier on (remember, this is a crazy-ass idea)
6. Take individual areas of your image, for the greatest control of final look, and run them through Topaz Impressions, painting portions of each layer via a layer mask over their specific area.
7. Do #6 about 20 times, over a period of an hour

And there you have it ... :o))


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Sundry hashtags:
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos   #mixedmediaartwork #digitalart #photoshop #photomanipulation

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A terse, but wholly sufficient adjective for a #seagullbutt  on Saturday.

I myself am wishing for less terse and brighter days.

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus. ... and decidedly less terse ... ;o7

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery 

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Is "textury" even a word?
Do I care? ... ;o7
#FloralFriday is synonymous with play, right?

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#TextureBlendPhotography with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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