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Robin Griggs Wood

fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
August 23, 2014 15 comments 1 shares 127 plus ones
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Here tell that Alcatraz Island is haunted and does c-r-a-z-y things to the San Fran fog in the evening!
A bit of silliness, 
because I'm caught in the bokeh fever!

♫♪ There ain't no woe, in a #bokehlicious  soul ♪♫


Fridays be #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚

With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics , +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris -- featuring +paula contreras and +Elizabeth Hahn and a stellar cast of extras!

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August 20, 2014 32 comments 23 shares 372 plus ones
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August 19, 2014 62 comments 31 shares 646 plus ones
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The World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th August to mark the special day to honour those artists who make a picture say a thousand words.
World Photo Day 2014, marks a special anniversary for photographers across the globe. It marks the 175th anniversary of the first permanent photographic process patented and freely released to the world on August 19th, 1839.
(http://goo.gl/Dy7dy9 & http://goo.gl/48u5mc)


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #SanFrancisco
#WorldPhotographyDay #photographyday #NaturePhotography
#WorldPhotoDay #Photo #Photographer #TravelPhotography
#Tuesday #Photograph #Travel #Photographs #Wildlife #Sunset  

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August 18, 2014 53 comments 19 shares 249 plus ones
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My apologies for using this image, which has nothing to do with what I'm writing, to pull your eye here and hopefully to get you to read the following message…

People do not have to die from cancer.

I spent yesterday evening with my girlfriend who was diagnosed with Stage IV (metastasized, or spread to other organs or throughout the body) lung cancer with an 8cm tumor about a year ago. Because she had been with several friends over the years during their last agonizing moments––agony and dying not from cancer, but chemotherapy and radiation poisoning––she decided not to go that route. Friday, she got the results back from her most recent PET scan ––> absolutely no cancer was present.

Stage IV cancer to zero cancer.

I'm not going to go into her details here, to avoid the volley of comments from the fear-mongers, except to say that she did not treat her cancer with chemo or radiation. Instead she did quite a few things to assist her own body's immune system to fight the cancer itself. And WON. It is possible.

After having watched, myself, two other dear friends die horrible deaths after going the chemo/radiation route in the past year and a half––one who had only been diagnosed with Stage I at his early diagnosis––I feel compelled to pass this idea along. People do not have to die from cancer.

Her main message: after you get up off the floor from the horrible shock of finding out you have cancer …  stop, breathe, there is a route to beat this, and to feel better and better during the whole process––not worse and worse. While you don’t have to avoid standard medical doctors (she did not) you don't have to slavishly believe every word they say, either.

Never rule out the fact that fear can be used on many people diagnosed with cancer because cancer is BIG BUSINESS.

_"Unless your doctor is constantly studying microbiology, neurology, 
endocrinology, nutrition, immunology, alternative medicine and lots more disciplines, he/she is not fully qualified to advise you on beating your cancer._ No human being can read and evaluate all the information currently available."
(via http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/cancer/to-the-cancer-patient/)

If you have cancer or know of someone who does:

"The word 'cancer' in your diagnosis always creates fear. You must accept this and vow to fight it. A cancer diagnosis is not a death notice.
An Instant Survivor Hot Line 
Here’s a Cancer Hot Line for you to call right now. It is 1(800)433-0464.
Richard Bloch, a cancer survivor and co-founder of the tax-preparation firm, H & R BLOCK, INC, founded this Hot Line. In 1978, Bloch was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given three months to live. He is still alive and well 23 years later.
The above Hot Line connects you to a volunteer group of cancer patients who take phone calls from newly diagnosed cancer patients. Call them now. Many cancer patients find support groups especially helpful. It certainly doesn’t hurt to meet people who were given death sentences 10 years ago––and are still alive."
(via Bill Henderson, author of "Cancer Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-Toxic Healing", who generously makes it available online for free in PDF form: http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com/support-files/cf3.pdf … and was the book that my girlfriend said helped her a great deal. It lists a vast number of methods and is not trying to sell any singular form of treatment, only pass along the idea there are other options.)

To your continued health …with love, from me.

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August 16, 2014 40 comments 38 shares 463 plus ones
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Not the exact idea of this particular image, but I thought it would be fun to challenge you with the same challenge I gave my Arcanum apprentices ... to add something in the comments based on the following scenario:

You're walking along a beach. There, in near distance, sits the ubiquitous washed-ashore bottle. You're not close enough to it yet to see it clearly, but as you walk closer, your mind meanders over to the classical story of someone on a long distant island or sinking ship tossing it into the water with a message inside; a last, desperate plea for help or a note of enduring love to a faithful companion.

At last you arrive …
and find that there is, indeed, a curled piece of paper tucked inside the sealed bottle. It's a love letter, with the full name of the person to whom it's addressed and last known location.

How will you react: with action or indifference?

Don't read anyone else's until you've added your comment … ;o7

(I've got Sting singing in my head now ... ;o7)


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If you're so inclined ... ;o7 ... image available for print here ––> http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-ZMSwjwZ/A

+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 +Syuzanna A. and +Rinus Bakker


#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 #DigitalArtSaturday  

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August 16, 2014 26 comments 6 shares 165 plus ones
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Well … you know this had to happen eventually … O_o
I finally found a seagull that was all butt.
You all also know my penchant for photo-manipulation, butt no post-work-head-lopping was done to this image!
Now, I'm beginning to wonder if this is a stuffed prop created by the same #seagullsubversionsect that pulled the cardboard-cutout caboose-caper on me last week … hmmm.




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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 , watch out for the #haunchhoaxes !! 

+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


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

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August 15, 2014 44 comments 40 shares 589 plus ones
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Wishing you a better weekend than this little one probably had ... ;o))


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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.

#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
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon



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

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August 14, 2014 17 comments 17 shares 219 plus ones
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August 12, 2014 45 comments 26 shares 420 plus ones
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Orson: The report, Mork.
Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.

Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?

Mork: Oh yes sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon. Even that doesn’t help very much because then he can hear paint dry.

Orson: Does bedrest help?

Mork: No because I’ve heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.

Orson: Do you have any idea why?

Mork: Yes sir, you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they’re told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they’re told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they’re very old, they’re told not to talk to themselves, who’s left?

Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?

Mork: No sir, I’m saying just the opposite. They make themselves lonely – they’re so busy looking out for number one that there’s not enough room for two.

Orson: It’s too bad everybody down there can’t get together and find a cure.

Mork: Here’s the paradox, sir, because if they did get together, they wouldn’t need one.

Mork & Mindy: ‘In Mork We Trust’ (1979)

Rest in peace, dear Robin; you were always that little moment of joy that took me by surprise – I will miss you so.

#RobinWilliamsRIP

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August 09, 2014 23 comments 29 shares 505 plus ones
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August 09, 2014 35 comments 0 shares 173 plus ones
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I may have to turn in my #Gulluminati badge … I got taken in by the oldest trick in the book!
Here, I thought I had struck #GullGluteusGold with this ASSorted #HeinyHorde . It wasn't until I got the image home and saw it large that I realized I'd been hind-swaggled by cardboard cutouts, with nary a #seagullbutt in sight!!

Be warned, my #FeatheredFannyFoto confrere … they've been on to us for a while, but they're getting clever!




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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 , possibly have had better luck than I: 

+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

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

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August 08, 2014 56 comments 47 shares 894 plus ones
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My dear #bokehlicious  friends, 
+Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris +paula contreras and +Elizabeth Hahn (and whoever else is playing, 'cuz this list is getting as redonkulously long as a certain non-curator list for a certain redonkulously redonkulous non-theme ... ;o7) ... Is it wrong to upstage a nice bit of round, glowy flower-background-bokeh with a blue-eyed puppy (with seriously cute ears-at-the-ready)?! Or are we good here? ... ;o7

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
Fridays are also good for #FidoFriday -ness and waving howdy to +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Wes Lum and +Suhaib Ayaz  ... ;o)

#dogloversworldwide  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER , +Roswitha Böhmer and +DOG LOVERS Worldwide 
#Dogs #DogLovers #PuppyLove #Dog #DogsRule #DogsAreAwesome #Dogphotography #Cute #rgwoodpost   #googleplusphotographers  

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August 05, 2014 29 comments 14 shares 343 plus ones
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August 02, 2014 75 comments 144 shares 1331 plus ones
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#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#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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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums

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August 02, 2014 42 comments 16 shares 347 plus ones
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It's such a natural fit, combining Friday's #Bokehlicious and #SeagullButtSaturday
because Friday's are #bokehlicious and Saturdays are … well, forget it, I'm not going there … let's just say they're fun like Fridays and leave it at that, m'kay?

With a nod and grin to (and hoping that I'm not annoying the heck out of) those #bokeholics , +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris -- and sidekicks +paula contreras and +Elizabeth Hahn

And another nod and grin to (with certainty that I am annoying the heck out of them and plan to go on annoying them for an indefinite period of time) that coterie of comedy, the #Gulluminati  +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 +*** +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 

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

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery  

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July 30, 2014 47 comments 62 shares 697 plus ones
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July 28, 2014 57 comments 74 shares 907 plus ones
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Do you get those? ... you know, right after you had that intense conversation with someone and think of the things you said ... and then think of the things you actually wanted to say? ... ;o7

Happy Monday everyone! I'm still busier than the pooper-scooper at a rodeo, but wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you ... :o) (um, but not with that pooper-scooper thing in mind, though ... 'kay? .. ;o))

#MacroMonday , 'cuz I'm thinking fondly on Sandra and Jeff ... ;o))
#macroaddict , 'cuz +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron are rockin' the curator thing right now!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs

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July 26, 2014 30 comments 7 shares 194 plus ones
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July 25, 2014 68 comments 63 shares 765 plus ones
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I waited patiently for this little one to land in one of the light patches of garden and I'm sending it out today to wish +Christin McLeod a most happy birthday!


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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.

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#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
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon



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

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July 24, 2014 32 comments 10 shares 230 plus ones
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…  you take it back and meet yourself at 17
… what do you tell that 17-year-old that could change their whole life?
My first response ––
"Well, I could tell me, but would I listen?!!"
;o7

I probably wouldn't have much luck with the straight out advice, but would have to try some kind of anecdotal device, or a parable ––

The Changing of the "Bitch"

I friend of mine stopped by one day, she'd been to the post office just prior and had to wait in line forever. The woman clerking was in a most foul mood, sharp and cold of voice, and each patron that left her station walked away grumbling about it to the rest standing in line, "Watch out, she's a bitch"––so that each person that came to her next was well prepared and on their guard or in fighting mode.

What did my friend do when her turn came?
She said, "Oh dear, you are having a hard day, aren't you?" in her sweetest, motherly voice.
The clerk melted. All of the anger seemed to fall from her face, which then contorted to almost tears.
"I am having the worst headache I've ever experienced in my life; I don't know if I can take this much longer. There are two staff out today and I am the only one up front here." She sobbed a little.
My friend reached her hand over the counter and put it on her wrist and said, "I completely understand; I see that you are in real pain. Can I do anything for you?"

I can't really remember what the woman said to her, but I remember my friend telling me that her demeanor softened and she could hear behind her, as she left and the next person in line went up, the clerk speaking to them in a quiet, kind voice.

That was one of the most profound lessons of my life and, since then, I've created a little parable to pass the concept along to others.

Bricks

Think of the most insane, cruel, terrible thing that someone has said to you. OK, don't think of it too long ... ;o7.

The truth is, that in most cases when someone hurls something horrible at you, it isn't really you they are hurling it at. The most despicable things that we do to each other come from a well of our own pain, gathered through life's trials.

I think of those moments as if the person is underneath a pile of bricks too huge for them to get themselves out of. They're throwing those bricks off of themselves –– and some of them are landing on you. It seems like they are throwing them at you, but they don't even see you, they are so far underneath that pile of bricks. You just happen to be close enough to get hit.

The solution is not to become angry with them for throwing those bricks, but to try to help that person remove their bricks –– to become an ally in freeing them from their pain. Yes, sometimes you have to walk away for a while, just to keep from getting a brick between the eyes (I'm not suggesting masochism here ... ;o7). The thing to hold in your mind is their well of pain as the prime motivator for bad actions and help them through it when they are calm enough to deal with it and not be the one to be adding more bricks to their pile.

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When I think of all the things I've said or done, simply because I was hurt by someone, it makes me shudder. It was so unnecessary.
Yes, I do wish I had that lesson so much earlier in my life.

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July 21, 2014 84 comments 87 shares 782 plus ones
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Several years ago I decided to change my physical condition. I had gained a lot of weight over the years and confronted it one Christmas visiting my brother -- and his bathroom scale ... ugh.

I took on a program of running and weight-lifting and changed my eating. However, after a year and a half of that, I had only managed to lose about fifteen pounds. I was healthier, sure -- probably gained more muscle weight and lost some fat -- but I was still frustrated at not being able to get to where I wanted to be.

Then ... my back went out on me like a faithless lover. I felt so betrayed. It was the first time anything that debilitating had ever happened to me. I couldn't move at all.

When I went to the doctor, he told me I had to do something like yoga or pilates (similar to yoga). I laughed to myself -- the last thing that I wanted to do was bend like that!! So, I ignored him.

Throughout the following year I was still unable to to break my plateau, but during that time I did a lot of reading on the subject from professional fitness experts. One of the key points that kept coming up was the concept of 'Core Strength'. Your core is the center of your body and the primary muscle groups there are the abdominals, back, butt and hips. The minor sit-ups I had been doing just weren't addressing that fundamental core.

One day, I was walking past a pile of DVD's on sale and one particular exercise video grabbed my attention. I had remembered my doctor's words -- "pilates". "Worth a try," I thought. Well, that step changed everything! Within mere months I had lost thirty-five more pounds. My speed and agility at running increased even! I finally had gained real control and capability with my body -- for the first time in my life.

I'm sure you are now asking "Um, Robin … what does pilates have to do with photography or art?!!"

STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE.

The Internet is a vast resource of tutorials for photography and art. As well, you probably already have applications loaded onto your systems that are applicable to your current goals, or you can get some for free or at low cost. Learn them! Learn the core of your tools and those applications. It's not the plug-ins and fancy new gadgets that will be there for you when the next 'newest, latest, greatest' hits the market. What will be there for you when the 'gotta have it' fades is your ability to work with the basic fundamentals of the tools and applications you use -- and your ability to grow and adapt, when the market need fluctuates.

If you are having difficulty fully grasping how the processes work and feel you need an add-on or fancy gadget to get a quality result, remember that the fundamentals of the tools that you are using are not unknowable. Do what you need to do to learn them thoroughly. Break out a dictionary and find out what the words mean, first in your own language, and then in the language of the application or the analog operations it represents. Experiment a bit with what is in front of you. Finally learn what all the dials on your camera are for. Then, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. (Read that as, PLAY, PLAY, PLAY ... ;o))

Strengthen your core -- and watch your speed and agility soar!


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With a happy birthday wish to +Naghmeh Khadembashi!
#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

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July 19, 2014 46 comments 29 shares 413 plus ones
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"Lady, point that thing at my butt and you're gonna find out, tout de suite, what expensive glass feels like shattered into your eyeballs.
An Epic Tale of an Epic #SeagullButtShot FAIL

It could happen to anyone … any #SeagullButtShooter, that is.

You see, we are trained to spot #seagullbuttsindisguise from a mile away!
However, even a WetWipe-carrying member of the #Gullarazzi has an off day.

This was mine.

Since this parrot was right next to the coast, it was perfectly logical for me to suspect that he was merely a #seagullbuttindisguise … granted, with an uncustomarily expensive costume. But, who knows, maybe the #seagullcontingent has started up a fund or something? What nefarious plots could they have cooked up to thwart our parodic antics on Saturdays?

I backed away quietly, with only this boring shot of my intended quarry's malignant mien.

sigh ...




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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 , possibly have had better luck than I: 

+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 +*** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +*** +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

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

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape

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... and me ... I'm still wishing I could spend more time with you folks here ... :o/. I'm doing great things in the world, if that helps .. ;o))
Have a beautiful weekend, my friends ... 'cuz Friday's are #bokehlicious !!  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris -- and  +paula contreras and +Elizabeth Hahn -- and, I've lost track .. O_o
But I always know who's doin' the #FloralFriday thing! 
#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon



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

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Yep. 
That is a good primer on +Maki Silberberg. To find out about the rest of the lady, add her ... ;o)) ... then say, "Happy Birthday, Maki!"

(happy birthday, Maki ... ;o7)

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Wishing you a little exquisite nap time, somewhere in the blossoms of your week. Happy Monday!

#PurpleCircle, because it's been far too long since I gave a shout out to the fabulous #purplecrew , +Lynn Langmade +Craig Szymanski +Sinead Sam McKeown +Alexis Coram  and +PurpleCircle

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Anatomy of a #SeagullButt Shoot

Folks, here we show a true professional #Gullarazzi in action.
(KIDS, don't try this at home!! Actually, if you have seagulls in your home, ask your mom to call an exterminator … OR … a registered  #SeagullButtShooter   [see registry below], since having one of them around always seems to make them scatter, too … ;o7)

Here we notice our #SeagullButtShooter is well camouflaged, cleverly attired in clothing that blends in with the surrounding rocks, approaching his #buttshotquarry with expert stealth!
WARNING: coming this close to a #seagullbutt may get you #seagullsplattered !

You can see the results of his proficiency here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110784099379805584044/posts/cmiLZWo5r28


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday .

Registry of #SeagullButtShooters , the #Gullarazzi

+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 +***** +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 


#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape

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(It was dang hard to get this shot: a 2.2 meter fence that I was unable to climb stood in my way, so I had to hold my camera up over it; shot in three segments, vertically, stitched and clone out the fence and all the other junk ... plus my own fevered imagination .. ;o7)

#SunsetSaturday  with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #btplandscapepro  

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People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours.
When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also...
but only after doing their best to make you stop.

Live your truth and don't EVER stop.

~  Steve Maraboli



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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.

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#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
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon



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



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I'm neck deep in work right now and I want to apologize to everyone here, if it seems like I've abandoned you in not replying to all your wonderful comments. In atonement, I offer you a stop at some lovely flowers before a nice walk down an endless, cool beach. Wave at the birdies for me ... :o)




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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 #MorroBay #California #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach




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+Alan Shapiro, just in case your blue-place-stuckedness needs friends and commiserators ... :o)

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I'm going to go and stuff my nose back into work directly after posting this, but didn't want to miss the chance to wish you all a wonderful start in your week!

v-HUGS!

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My apologies to the #Gullarazzi, #Gulluminati and to everyone who faithfully follows #SeagullButtSaturday and was expecting something at least vaguely interesting in this text space: I'm all things work today … :o/
Come back next week, where I may disappoint you again, but will always do it with a smile! 
[... :o) <–– me, smiling]

#speechlessonsplatterday but not for the same reason as +Darion Jackman ... eew! … ;o7


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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 , will, hopefully, forgive me: 

+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 +*** +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

Real themes:
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
+PhotographyTalk 
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape

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A most happy 4th of July to the U. S. of A., and to everyone else, may you find that thing that lights you up inside and pursue your brightest passion –– this weekend is a good time to start, if you haven't yet ... ;o7

#4thofJuly2014   #independenceday2014  

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

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

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As promised in my post the other day (https://plus.google.com/103698889037599783920/posts/g3b4ubUMnYD) this is the circle share of CREATIVES; all of the folks who make G+ extra special with their wonderful imaginations, their open hearts and their generous willingness to help others to grow as well. (Plus additions from your suggestions there; feel free to suggest more here!) They take imagery to a whole new level, so are well worth the add, if you haven't found them yet.

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I'm an Arcanum Master now –– yeah! ( +The Arcanum thearcanum.com ) –– and these days looking through applicants who want to grow as artists. I decided I wanted my introduction video to be more than just an "About me" thing, but something to reach farther and elevate others with. If you feel the same, spread the word about the myth of "talent" and let people know that ART and CREATIVITY is available to everyone who truly wants it. No one is left out.

"The Myth of Talent" and an introduction to Robin Griggs Wood

Here is my primary focus for my Arcanum Cohort:

– To help people overcome the myth of talent and bring back their greatest faculty for learning, the ability to play
– To help people overcome creative blocks
– To direct, foster and give a general kick in the arse to personal creativity. I challenge people with a caring and perceptive attitude
– To make certain that people know all the rules have all the tools of art fundamentals at their disposal

Here is the "tech" I know:

– Correct HDRI
– Vast and various methods of post-processing, Color and Black & White 
– Photoshop core basics. I rarely teach plug-ins because they are fickle, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy their use (and may ask you to impart your wisdom to the group, if you use them ... ;o7)
– Drawing, sketching and painting ... which I probably won't dive into too much with the general group unless a large number of people beg me .. ;op
– Creative post-processing
– How people learn
– How an artist becomes and remains an artist
– I could write more stuff here, but this is already a tome ... ;oD

What the Arcanum is NOT:

– This is not a one-to-one mentoring situation, if that is what you signed up to the Arcanum for.
– This is not a curriculum-based program. Each of my Apprentices will be working along their own path with my guidance (and occasional arse-kicking ... or did I mention that already ... ;o7) and challenges geared towards pushing them on that path.

What the Arcanum is:

– A peer-to-peer learning situation where, by design, the entire group supports each other with guidance supplied by the Master.


About me:
I'm clever, sometimes funny; I'm firm but gentle in my arse-kicking (did I write that yet?); I've been helping people find their art for over 10 years.
I am not genre-specific (Landscape, Street, B&W, etc.), but I believe I have a bit of something to offer in many genre's. Except Portrait & Studio Photography; I still want to learn that (but I damn-well will, if you want to learn it, too! ... ;o))

Enough about me ... how about you?

If you're interested, let me know in the comments here if you want me to search for your application over at the Arcanum, thearcanum.com ... space is limited.

#themythoftalent #thearcanum   #rgwoodpost  

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The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up and do them. ... :o)



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#WetWednesday with thanks to +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesday 
#WaterDropWednesday with thanks to +Patti Colston +Michael Albrecht +Jay Sirrah +April Hill +Teresa Linstead and +WaterDropWednesday
#ColorMeWeekly +ColorMe Weekly with thanks to +Rosie Nixon
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs


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For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

~ Carl Sagan 


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#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




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OK, I admit I've never used +Corel's "Paint Shop Pro", but I do love their "Painter" application. If you need a more robust photo editor with layers, it might be worth a try. +Topaz Labs is offering it at $49, through this link (––> https://store.paintshoppro.com/1184/purl-Topaz_Sale_PSPult?utm_source=Topaz+Updates&utm_campaign=6af05c37cc-topaz_corel&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5e4dd8652a-6af05c37cc-87028973 ) that Topaz sent to me in an email –– maybe it will work for you. (it's Windows only)

Photo-editing software – Corel PaintShop Pro X6

The ultimate photo editor. Imagine your best photo ever-now bring it to life with the ultimate photo editor. Corel® PaintShop® Pro X6 Ultimate combines the pro-quality photo-editing tools of PaintShop Pro X6 with powerful image correction technology Perfectly Clear by Athentech Imaging, ...

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June 30, 2014 19 comments 3 shares 106 plus ones
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... just dreaming on someplace I've been to, that I would like to be at right now ... sigh
Huntington Gardens, London

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#MoodyMonday with thanks to +Philip Daly +Carol Buckwalter +* and +Moody Monday

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Only 18 hours left to enter ...

Win a FREE Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III plus more!

SnapKnot along with Miller's Professional Imaging, SmugMug and BorrowLenses are giving away your choice of a brand new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III to one lucky photographer!

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The hall is ready for the big celebration. It's +Google+'s birthday today––three years and I still adore this place. +Dave Besbris put out the call to share "Who are your people on Plus?" Well, Dave, for one … ;o7 … but, you know, I can't stop at just three, Dave. For me Google+ has been a place of wonder and immense inspiration. Today I want to invite as honored guests to the Celebration Hall all of the folks who make G+ extra special with their wonderful imaginations, their open hearts and their generous willingness to help others to grow as well. They take imagery to a whole new level, so are well worth the add, if you haven't found them yet.

You ALL make Google+ one of the most special places to be –– including alphabetically, but not limited to:
+Niki Aguirre , +Miss Aniela , +Annette Biggers , +Sam Breach , +Lotus Carroll , +Gretchen Chappelle , +Ron Clifford , +Cheryl Cooper , +Gemma Costa , +Scott Detweiler , +Glyn Dewis , +Shantha Marie Fountain , +Christopher Germano , +E.E. Giorgi , +Andy Gray , +Brian Grzelewski , +Thomas Hawk , +Darla Hueske , +Karen Hutton , +Tommy Ingberg , +Jason Jakober , +Mark Johnson , +Derek Kind , +Alex Koloskov , +Jessica Lark , +Andy Lee , +Jeff McDonald , +Baldur McQueen , +Regina Pagles , +David Pairé , +Sandra Parlow , +Jay Patel , +kimberton pemberly , +Tamara Pruessner , +Eric Raeber , +Trey Ratcliff , +Mark Rodriguez , +Brooke Shaden , +Alan Shapiro , +Mike Shaw , +Adrian Sommeling , +Sairam Sundaresan , +Erika Thornes , +Joel Tjintjelaar , +Shawn Van Daele , +Catherine Vibert , +Von Wong ... and many more (I'll share a circle later with a larger group). Please know that I am grateful to every one of you and am so happy to have found you here on G+ ... you rock my world!

Folks, for anyone reading this, please let me know in the comments who YOU think takes imagery to a whole other level.

#plus3 #findyourpeople #GooglePlusBirthday

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Blessings betide the #SeagullButtSaturday NONcurator whose BIRTHday falls on BUTTday. A most happy one to you, +Darion Jackman  ... wishing you major fish-breath tomorrow. 




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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 +* +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

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Just having a little fun while on a road trip ... ;o7
#hootsandgiggles  

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#FidoFriday with thanks to +Wes Lum, +Lisa Lisa & +mel peifer 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF

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Ahhh ...  Summer.
sigh

Did you know that Friday's are #bokehlicious ? ...  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith & +Dave Besbris -- and adding even more sparkle  with +paula contreras and +Elizabeth Hahn !

Come and play! ... you know you want to ... ;o))


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #bokeh #bokehphotography

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Back in my junior college days, the professor had an assistant who used to say that all the time––like a broken record, but in the most lyrical, honey-smooth voice. We always giggled, even after the millionth time she said it. So, here's to Rosetta, who was already older than Moses by then and is probably in "perpetual weekend-mode" now ... and here's to all of you having a lovely weekend as we've moved past hump day, looking forward to whatever adventure we choose.


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

#MirrorsAndReflections #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa+Mirrors and Reflections 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 #SanFrancisco #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Bridge




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