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Robin Griggs Wood

fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
November 24, 2014 23 comments 4 shares 149 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 53 comments 62 shares 648 plus ones
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November 18, 2014 15 comments 18 shares 325 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 33 comments 11 shares 331 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 45 comments 31 shares 486 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 313 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 636 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 98 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 557 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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October 29, 2014 19 comments 16 shares 384 plus ones
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October 27, 2014 40 comments 28 shares 460 plus ones
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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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October 20, 2014 12 comments 1 shares 87 plus ones
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October 20, 2014 35 comments 29 shares 517 plus ones
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October 18, 2014 36 comments 9 shares 333 plus ones
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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


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October 14, 2014 53 comments 24 shares 323 plus ones
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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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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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+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 10, 2014 20 comments 7 shares 267 plus ones
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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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October 08, 2014 40 comments 25 shares 396 plus ones
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Because it's #WaterDropWednesday ... ;o7

...the old song and dance ☛ HOW TO DO WATER DROPS

I'm afraid that the process in getting a successful water-drop is just as frustrating as many have described. Most of them fall off because of the weight. I have a lot of "duds" in my collection! Where I have had the best success is through the following.
-- where you place your drop must be a perfectly level surface. My setup is on the dining room table, with a desk lamp or other simple light sources and an alligator clip on a stand.
-- the drop must be very, very tiny for it not to have too much weight where it falls off the feather. That means that you will need a lot of magnification when shooting to really see it. I use one of my father's old lenses in reverse (run a search on "reverse macro technique") along with a 4x diopter lens added on at times.

I can be a hit and miss thing. Sometimes you get it just right though, and then you need to shoot fast––be all set up and ready to click, place your drop (watch it fall off a dozen times ;oD) and when you get one that is small enough to stay put, click! It helps as well to use a tripod (a small tabletop size will work for this) and a remote can be used to cut down camera shake. Don't forget to hold your breath while you're clicking!

Here's how a general workflow should go for the shot: 
Put feather into place under the desklamp;
look into viewfinder;
move feather until you see it fully sharp;
move feather at least 20 more times;
"settle" for last arrangement and cross fingers;
carefully place a single micro-drop of water onto the feather;
watch as it falls into the wrong place;
repeat;
repeat several more times;
"settle" for last placement and cross fingers;
place colorful or glittery background behind feather/water configuration;
watch as it falls onto the configuration because you didn't secure it properly;
move feather again and replace water drop that has fallen off;
don't care that it is not as perfect as it almost was the last time;
scoot background around more carefully this time;
shoot image at least 20 times, moving camera ever so slightly each time because, even in live view, you can't really tell if it is completely focused or not;
get exasperated and go get a pair of magnifying glasses and shoot the shot one more time.

Voila!
Just so easy!

;o7




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+WaterDropWednesday #WaterDropWednesday with thanks to   +Michael Albrecht +Teresa Linstead and +Valerij Karpinchik
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron


#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotography   #googleplusphotos   #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography #color #colors #inspiration #hqspmacro #makro #macrophotography #featherphotography #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops

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October 07, 2014 39 comments 31 shares 385 plus ones
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The primary difference between a creative person and a non-creative one is that the creative person creates because they want to have something; they visualize what they want to have and then they keep going until they have it.

You don't become an artist by thinking, "I'm going to be an artist." It isn't about the mechanics of what goes into being an artist, it's about the mechanics of creating an end-product and not stopping until you have that end-product.

That's it. It's nothing more complex or lofty than that.

Stop lying to yourself that you aren't "creative" enough … just create something.

I'd love to see it ... ;o7



#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


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I got the 'ol tries-to-intimidate-me-through-direct-eye-contact stare-down while attempting to sneak a certain #seagullbuttindisguise shot.
Butt I won ... ;op

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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 #hqsplandscape

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October 03, 2014 64 comments 28 shares 428 plus ones
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My thoughts on #Ello .

Firstly, let me say that I am not leaving G+! I totally love it here.
It's my home.
It's the place that made it possible for me to run a free photography mentorship program and reach out to so many people that just wanted a little boost or some creative inspiration.
It's the place where I met SO many awesome people, who continue to wow and inspire me ... Every. Single. Day. 

Here's what I'm loving about Ello …
There's no plus/like/fav button there.
I admit that I've been in the trap of "no time, but I want to leave at least some love" … and it's kind of gotten me into the mode of––> I want to reach out to so many people that I truly admire and appreciate, that it ends up getting watered down in a cascade of "plusses" as I go madly through the stream … not really giving enough love to each person. Heck, I don't even know if anybody looks at their plusses anymore to find out that I care.

At Ello, you've gotta comment … or you might as well not be on this social network at all. I've never been much of a mere "consumerist" when it comes to content; I've always been an "interactor". But I've lost my footing here in that, on the grand scale that is my circles.
Being over at Ello has made me stop and think as I look at and read what other people post … and it's bleeding over into my time at G+, too. It's a rather fascinating process to watch in oneself, and I love the change. I'm not getting to as many people as I would like, which frustrates me no end, because I don't like giving people the feeling that they are unnoticed, and I do find myself from time to time falling back into "plus-mode"––but I do like feeling that I am able to give out more "quality" love than I had been doing to those I am able to stop and take time with. It's a very interesting result coming from this whole Ello thing that quite surprised me … :o)

Facebook .. well, that's a whole different story ... ;o7

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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
+Birds GALLERY  #birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers

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October 02, 2014 47 comments 44 shares 518 plus ones
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Gosh, I miss everyone here so much. It seems the day zips past and I barely get a chance to pop back here again. I hope all is good for you and that you have an exciting weekend planned ahead ... sans toe-stubbers, of course ... ;o7

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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.

#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#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 #MalibuBeach #California #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach #TravelThursday  




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October 01, 2014 16 comments 12 shares 225 plus ones
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Playing with the new Topaz "Impressions". Mind you, I didn't just slap it on top of a photograph; I did a lot of paint work before using the filter, and also did several layers of different types of filters. Impressions, for me, adds that touch of texture that I like to play with from time to time.

#TextureBlendPhotography & #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club +Texture Blend Photography 
#painting #digitalart #digitalpainting #rgwoodpost

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 ¸o•*´¨ⒷⓄⓀⒺⒽlicious!°o¸¸.•
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I climbed up the door and opened the stairs.
I said my pajamas and put on my prayers.
I turned off the bed and crawled into the light.
and all because you kissed me goodnight.

Next morning, I woke and scrambled my shoes.
I shined up an egg, then I toasted the news,
I buttered my tie and took another bite.
and all because you kissed me goodnight.

By evening I felt normal, so we went out again.
You said, "Goodnight," kissed me ... and then,

I powdered my hair and pinned up my nose.
I hung up the bath and I turned on my clothes.
I put out the clock and wound the cat up tight,
and all because you kissed me goodnight.


Lyrics by Eddie Pola / George Wyle
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#MacroMonday with thanks to the lovely curators +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau





#rgwoodpost #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #colors #explore #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroAddict  #MacroPhotography #Makro #bokehlicious  

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September 27, 2014 38 comments 7 shares 231 plus ones
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(une mouette fesses dans le déguisement)

Shhh .. she believes herself to be a seagull.
With fancy "do", of course.

I shot this series back in 2009––even then it was clear my fascination with the buffoonery of seagulls had fledged to obsession––and this little canard-cloaked "seagull" wandered into the studio hoping for her fifteen minutes. I gave her three.

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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 #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery
#hqspmonochrome #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
#bw #monochrome #monochromephotography
 #blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos

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September 26, 2014 76 comments 67 shares 667 plus ones
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"When I'm alone, I think of so many things to say to you, but when I have a chance to tell you, I am speechless."
Sometimes the people you think don't want to talk to you, are the ones waiting for you to talk to them.



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#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs

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September 24, 2014 40 comments 35 shares 539 plus ones
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"A Minor Footnote in the Apocalypse" digital composite and painting by Robin Griggs Wood

Not to freak anyone out ... just playing with light here ... ;o7



This image available for print:
http://www.robingriggswood.com/buy/38075446_CPsjbP/3561276714_W46qXnB/


+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos  
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation  
#hqspart with thanks to +HQSP Photo Art

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#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting  
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart
#photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative

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Not the "Hannibal Lector" series one ... ;o7 ... and not this one, either ––> http://www.red.com/products/epic-dragon (but +Sassi Sassmannshausen can tell you more about that one ... <snicker>)

Wishing you all a great start in your week!



#TextureBlendPhotography with thanks to +Gemma Costa 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #HQSPAnimals #textureblend  


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September 20, 2014 66 comments 44 shares 649 plus ones
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"Where the Spiritual World and Physical World Meet" digital composite and painting by Robin Griggs Wood

Don't worry, I'm not going to be slapping large watermarks on my images from now on ... ;o7 ... I thought I might use this one to change my cover photo for a short bit.


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#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
+SurrealArtSaturday with thanks to + 111124930081935539248 #SurrealArtSaturday  
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos  
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation  
#hqspart with thanks to +HQSP Photo Art +* and +Rinus Bakker



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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting  
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart
#photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative #DigitalArtSaturday  

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September 20, 2014 56 comments 29 shares 478 plus ones
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Is it possible to be too cool? Maybe when you're drunk ... ;o7
I haven't had a chance to edit my latest #seagullbuttshot, so Stan offered to do stand-in for this week. Not that standing is Stan's strong point, but, hey, any port in a storm, ya know? ... ;o7

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

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September 19, 2014 31 comments 54 shares 809 plus ones
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I'm missing my time with you all here, but I am enjoying having the opportunity to help a large group of people again. Thank you, everyone, who continues to follow me here despite my paucity of interaction ... I appreciate you all more than I get the chance to say. Have a wonderful weekend and may you find multiple opportunities to make your dreams come true and feel the crazy, good of life, too ... :o)



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro 

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September 18, 2014 23 comments 27 shares 393 plus ones
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September 16, 2014 23 comments 25 shares 501 plus ones
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At least we got the room with the balcony ... and the train tracks were only just being built. Must be loaded with train-noise "charm" by now ... ;o7


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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September 13, 2014 80 comments 67 shares 622 plus ones
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You may recall the reports about a month ago where the Sea-IA uncovered a #SeagullSubversionSect rallying troops on a secluded island off the coast: https://plus.google.com/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/M1ErGY7qZWJ.
+Alex Lapidus and +Ellie Kennard have also been recently witness to the most gruesome carnage and demands of a propitiatory #GreatSeagullButtMasters title bestowal from the entire #Gulluminati

Well, you can bespeak your own horror to watch events unfold here, as #seagullbuttminions are sent out to envelope a becalmed boatload of mild-mannered #Gullarazzi pursuing their avocation in their typical innocuous fashion.

We can hope that it's only a #splatterattack and not some ghastly Hitchcockian nightmare!






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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . To the following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , be warned!

+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 theme:

#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 know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

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

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September 12, 2014 41 comments 17 shares 345 plus ones
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September 11, 2014 14 comments 9 shares 284 plus ones
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A touching remembrance: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/11/us/9-11-where-are-they-now/index.html
Malibu, CA; the front lawn of Pepperdine university. Image credit, Peter Duke: http://www.peterdukephoto.com/#!/index
#sept11 #Remembering911 #NeverForget #gonebutnotforgotten #911memorial   

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September 09, 2014 33 comments 13 shares 370 plus ones
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Empty streets were a priority, so we had an early film shoot for my boyfriend's latest movie project. I got to be the driver ... O_o. What's a gal to do while she has to wait by the illegally parked car in the alley ... but shoot the sunrise coming over the buildings? ... ;o7


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #cityscape #candidmoodtuesday #streetpics #streetphotography #shootthestreet #peopleandlife


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available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
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September 07, 2014 24 comments 26 shares 604 plus ones
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+Karen Hutton's byword is "Life is Light", and she conveys that so well, in not only her photography, but in the essence of her very existence. Today is her birthday, yes, but she deserves to be celebrated every day for all the light that she brings to everyone who is graced to be around her. Wishing you a most happy birthday today, Karen!! If you get back one percent of what you give to others, you can certainly call today a "Wrap!" as fitting punctuation to the luminescence you bestow upon all of us.

A huge, my-arms-just-ain't-long-enough-for-all-the-wrappin'-I-wanna-do-with-'em HUG for you! We're so lucky to have you in this world!


#LifeIsLight   #rgwoodpost   #HappyBirthdayKaren  #happybirthdaykarenhutton  

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