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Robin Griggs Wood

fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
July 28, 2015 46 comments 150 shares 1126 plus ones
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July 27, 2015 4 comments 3 shares 36 plus ones
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Dubbed the "most exciting Photo Tour contest ever put together" because "one winner will receive a rather epic prize. An all expense paid trip to New Zealand to join Trey on his New Zealand Photography Workshop. All-expenses include absolutely everything from air fare, food, hotel, transportation, everything! ($8,500 value)" Did you get that? ⇒ air fare, food, hotel, transportation, everything! ... and, of course, hanging with the seriously fun +Trey Ratcliff. Don't wait, go put your best foot forward now!

http://www.viewbug.com/contests/trey-ratcliffs-put-your-best-foot-forward-photo-contest

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July 25, 2015 30 comments 29 shares 362 plus ones
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So, this happened ... ;o)
It started out as a bit of play because my boyfriend pointed out to me some cool effects a polarizing filter makes over common, crumpled cellophane (that stuff you get wrapped around blu-ray/dvd movies). Using my laptop screen (with a white background on full screen in Photoshop), which also happens to be polarized, and then turning the filter, the cellophane comes up with these crazy colors and makes for some interesting abstracts ⇒ see a screenshot of those here: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jQr5TKXVifI8RPliM8Ab2y1PknTO_G4LH5XftUrgYVWQ=s0

I was inspired to play with them after doing a critique hangout with +Lou McCorkle ... she made these gorgeous abstract works, and there really wasn't much to "critique" with them; they were fantastic. But I think the mood of playing with abstract work stuck with me after spending time ooh-ing and ah-ing at her work ... :o). It's all your fault, Lou ... ;o)))

Layering, masking, applying textures, rearranging, applying blend modes ... 50 some layers worth of etcetera ... and voila!

I see it in my mind's eye as printed large, so it may be better for you to click on it and view it in the lightbox. 



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#SurrealArtSaturday with thanks to +Mikko Tyllinen & +SurrealArtSaturday
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos  
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative #hqspart #DigitalArtSaturday   #surrealart   #photomanipulator #photomanipulation

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July 24, 2015 25 comments 18 shares 422 plus ones
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You can just ignore the flower ... ;o))

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

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July 23, 2015 25 comments 34 shares 454 plus ones
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Don't fall into negatives about yourself. Don't spend any time thinking that you have wasted time, because that is a waste in itself. Focus on now and the future only. Focus on what it possible.

Everything you need is right there in you already.

Don't make less of yourself, not ever. When you do that, you are tearing down that which you are trying to build. YOU are the best thing you have; don't forget that.


#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Mehdia Ridder and +Leaves On Thursday  #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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July 21, 2015 7 comments 13 shares 212 plus ones
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July 18, 2015 14 comments 3 shares 159 plus ones
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Agave Bokeh for #SeagullButtSaturday
Because everybody* is doing it this weekend.**
(*erm, +Leo Deegan) … (**erm, yesterday)


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

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July 17, 2015 35 comments 49 shares 539 plus ones
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July 16, 2015 85 comments 94 shares 876 plus ones
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July 13, 2015 30 comments 24 shares 499 plus ones
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How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. (Buckminster Fuller)

Funny, every time I look into that folder, the sky seems somehow different ... ;o)

Valley of Fire, Nevada ... um, fire-quenched ... ;o)

#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  

#MountainMonday with thanks to +Michael Russell and +Mountain Monday
#MonochromeMonday  with thanks to +HBE +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr and +Monochrome Monday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

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July 11, 2015 36 comments 31 shares 460 plus ones
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Bright orange flippers and matching mask ($19.95 at Walmart).
Blue Speedo swimsuit ($3.00 at secondhand store).
Diving lessons over the entirety of last Summer ($99.00).

#SeagullButtInADuckCostume … priceless


#SeagullButtsInDisguise


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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July 10, 2015 40 comments 51 shares 662 plus ones
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July 08, 2015 9 comments 1 shares 147 plus ones
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July 06, 2015 76 comments 135 shares 1141 plus ones
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July 04, 2015 25 comments 14 shares 309 plus ones
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“Floyd?”
”Floyd?!!”

The mystery of Floyd’s disappearance will forever haunt Edna.

That doesn’t, however, trump the mystery of why Edna had car keys in the first place.



#SeagullButtInADuckCostume
#SeagullButtsInDisguise


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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July 04, 2015 44 comments 102 shares 978 plus ones
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Happy 4th of July, America!!

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July 03, 2015 40 comments 74 shares 717 plus ones
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Wishing you all a gentle journey into your weekend ... :o).
And a happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!

#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 

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July 02, 2015 62 comments 89 shares 964 plus ones
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There are some things that you can fulfill with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy.

It is the small things that make life good.


~Sebastian Vettel


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All

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June 29, 2015 36 comments 70 shares 617 plus ones
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An unusual find beyond the plethora of Mallards we get in our area, and I had the luck to be there when an entire flock of perhaps fifty happened upon a local park. (What will now be known to me as the "flying banana park", but that's another story <snicker>). The American Widgeon is a little bit smaller than the Mallard and seemed a gentler, less aggressive bird. I just liked their sweet faces ... :o)


#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#WhatTheDuckMonday #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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June 27, 2015 27 comments 19 shares 287 plus ones
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A silent moment of prayer for Herschel––who was lost last night to semi truck during an ill-timed, low flight over the highway to their weekly maraud on Mrs. Jenkins' window sill and the boysenberry pies she leaves out to cool on Friday nights.

#SeagullButtsInDisguise
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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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June 25, 2015 13 comments 24 shares 404 plus ones
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June 23, 2015 33 comments 66 shares 450 plus ones
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I Appreciate Because of You
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An interesting word is "appreciate."
In English, we use it in two different ways. It means, in one form, "to recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of; to admire, be thankful or show gratitude for" and in another form, "to increase in value".
And, it is in these two forms of use, that it can also be seen as a tool for improving one's own existence. For those qualities which we most admire and are the most thankful for can serve as indicators and a template to guide our course forward to the things we want most to accomplish in life. Those qualities you appreciate are a manifestation of who you are and who you wish to become; they give you a direction to move towards to increase your own value to yourself and others.

Letting Go of Judgement

Being judgmental is often seen as a negative characteristic. "Judgement" has grown in use to being something quite different than non-conditional discernment and has taken on the color of conceit and self-aggrandizement. With this, many people hold up the idea to others of being or becoming nonjudgmental as a merit worth attaining, but they rarely talk or write about how to do that. The tool for letting go of judgement lies in the word and the concept behind "appreciation".

I constantly strive to find something to admire and appreciate in every person and everything that I encounter. And it is a very interesting activity to pursue because, in doing so and devoting oneself solely to seeing the qualities around one––even to going a step further and being grateful for them––one finds the element of negative judgement start to dissolve. The key to this lies in devoting one's focus and attention entirely to the act of appreciation.

The next time you find yourself in the position to judge someone for what they do or are, give this a try. Find something to admire or appreciate about them. Put all of your attention in your dealings with that person directly on finding something to appreciate about them. If you can, if you can find the humility, create a feeling of thankfulness in your appreciation––be grateful for that quality you found; be grateful for that person coming into your life to show it to you, to give you a model for or a confirmation of a quality in your own life; thank them in word or deed, as well … if you are brave enough.

Being judgmental is actually quite uncomfortable. As one sorts through all of the things that they dislike about another, there is a distinct feeling of being mired in negativity. This perpetuates itself as well; being carried further into the day, the week, the year, lasting far longer than the moment of being judgmental itself. The way to break this habit is to place your focus entirely on what you appreciate instead. It takes a bit of doing at times, but it is never impossible.

I appreciate you.
I appreciate because of you.
For it is you who has taught me this lesson. Every single one of you. 
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.








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#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

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

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June 19, 2015 35 comments 39 shares 410 plus ones
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you know what that means;
another weekend
carousing in jeans,
turning up music,
turning down work,
drinking too much
and being a jerk,
finding excuses
to not clean the attic,
shifting your synapses
off automatic,
loving your family,
laughing with friends,
taking a new road
to see where it ends.
Whatever your choice,
I hope it's worthwhile.
It can't be so bad,
if it made you smile.

Happy Friday –– happy weekend!

I'm still working on the reboot of my corporeal operating system ... ;o) ... so y'all get a redux today.

Happy #FloralFriday to all the #bokeholics ... :o)))



#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 +Art through the Apeture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson 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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June 17, 2015 27 comments 23 shares 354 plus ones
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Happy birthday, +Lauri Novak!!

.... just recalling some good memories here .. ;oD

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June 16, 2015 74 comments 144 shares 1058 plus ones
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Some super-ultra-mega-tiny aliens decided that a takedown on my vital personal operating system might be an entertaining diversion for their weekend so I've been lying low. But I thought I should show a sign of life before y'all sent out an APB on me.

waves howdy



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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June 13, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 30 plus ones
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If you'e not using +Dropbox yet and would like to give it a try, use this link to get an extra 500 megs of storage space for free:

https://db.tt/rmpgiBRn

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June 13, 2015 21 comments 13 shares 227 plus ones
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The Lens-Flare-Splatter-Day edition ... ;o7



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


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

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

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June 11, 2015 77 comments 148 shares 1293 plus ones
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It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach.

It is where you go when you get the letter saying: 'Flee, all is discovered!'

It is where you go when you hear 'thar's gold in them-thar hills'.

It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it.

It is where you go to spend your old age.


Quote by Robert Penn Warren

Valley of Fire, Nevada
#tgsmu #tgsmu2015

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sunrise   #SunrisePhotography  

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June 10, 2015 39 comments 93 shares 781 plus ones
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June 09, 2015 6 comments 10 shares 85 plus ones
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I'm so happy to see the success of +chin ko, one of the folks that was always so appreciative of the art support I offered up way back when. He has always had tremendous skill and went on to work for the movie biz doing costume designs, character concept art, and so much more. Some of the films you may be familiar with: Hotel Transylvania 2, Captain Underpants, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury, Megamind ... it's a MUCH longer list. ... ;o)). He is a father now and has a new book out that I would love for you to take a peek at: "EveryDad" [link ––> http://goo.gl/mdTJqA], because he is a sweetheart of a human being and deserves the support ... and his illustrations are awesome! ... :o))

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June 07, 2015 52 comments 83 shares 1246 plus ones
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Answering +Lora Lee Chapman's plea that we Gullarazzi get back to #buttbasics for today's #SeagullbuttSaturday  not-a-theme® antics. Though, you do know, Lora Lee, that they are very embarrassed by the whole thing, right? #SeagullButtDramaQueen  



If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


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

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

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One of the rarest bird species in the world, the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only remaining member of its genus. The largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. Condors are so large that they can be mistaken for a small, distant airplane. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Adult condor males and females are identical in size and plumage, weigh between 17–24 pounds (7–11 kilograms). It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.

The California Condor is currently listed as Critically Endangered, since their numbers dramatically declined in the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction, as well as the fact that they do not reach breeding maturity until 6-8 years old and only lay one egg every other year. They became extinct in the wild in 1987 (all remaining wild individuals were captured for conservation measures). Numbers rose through captive breeding and, beginning in 1991, condors were reintroduced into the wild. While still Critically Endangered, as of October 2014 there are 425 condors living wild or in captivity.


source: http://www.fws.gov/
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#threatenedthursday with thanks to +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspbirds #btpbirdpro
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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<snicker>
Don't go pondering that too far ... it's Monday, and that is stress enough for anyone ... ;o7. I was utterly captivated and transfixed by this solar farm I saw along the drive to Las Vegas ... the magpie in me screaming, "Ooooh, shiny!", over and over again like some maddened mental gif. And being the driver, I may have put my fellow travelers at a slight risk (sorry, fellow travelers ... O_o). I really could not stop staring at it; so I did the sane and socially responsible thing and pulled over and shot it. 

At home, viewed from the hard drive, the shot was as underwhelming on the monitor as the scene had been scintillating in live view. Sigh. What was I to do? So, here we have the surrealistic sci-fi impossibility of a midnight solar farm. Which I am almost certain no one has ever seen before.

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#AllThingsMonochrome with thanks to +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +Enrique Pelaez and +All Things Monochrome 
#blackandwhitephotos and +Black and White Photos #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld #10000photographersbw with thanks to +Robert SKREINER and #10000photographersBWmonochrome at +10000 Photographers BW by +Robert SKREINER and +Joel Tjintjelaar
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada   #Travel #TravelPhotography #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #MonochromeMonday

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and you literally get to create what you want to create”
Oh yes, +Trey Ratcliff!!
I loved this, my friend ... :o)

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"Hey! You! Get off of My Cloud Pipe!“

#SeagullButtInCormorantCostume
#SeagullButtAnnoyances


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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Let's do this!!!

Critiquepocalypse! 24 hours of free Critiques from Masters of The Arcanum! | Facebook

For www.TheArcanum.com — on Friday, May 29th we'll be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free, for photos of any type: Landscape, Portrait/Model, Street, Aerial, Wedding, Macro, whateva! We'll be live on video (link to be shared on this event) critiquing these things all day long, ...

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What do you think about the changes to Google+?

Bradley Horowitz Says That Google Photos is Gmail for Your Images. And That Google Plus Is Not Dead…

An interview with Google’s head of Streams, Photos and Sharing

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For +Elizabeth Hahn, because I don't have an extra computer to give you, but I have a baby cow pic and can try to give you a smile ... :o)

For #CowWednesday  which is #NotReallyATheme #ButElizabethWouldProbablyLikeItIfThereWas #EveryDayIsCowDay  
#moo   #babycow   #calf  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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May 26, 2015 61 comments 37 shares 616 plus ones
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Playing with editing, for #CamelTuesday .

(just kidding ... there is no "Camel Tuesday" ... but if there were, I'd say "happy Camel Tuesday" to you! ... ;o)))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  

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On Friday, May 29th +The Arcanum will be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free, for photos of any type: Landscape, Portrait/Model, Street, Aerial, Wedding, Macro, whateva!

We'll be live on video (link to be shared on the event linked below) critiquing these things all day long, starting with +Trey Ratcliff and several other Masters at midnight, New York time. The exact schedule to come soon! 

We are currently at over 800 Apprentices and we've had applications from over 100 countries! Be sure to pop over and enter your own application at www.TheArcanum.com - join this amazing new movement and new style of learning!

You can post your images to be critiqued over in THIS thread at: https://goo.gl/l9RvFZ

Critiquepocalypse! 24 hours of free Critiques from Masters of The Arcanum! | Facebook

For www.TheArcanum.com — on Friday, May 29th we'll be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free, for photos of any type: Landscape, Portrait/Model, Street, Aerial, Wedding, Macro, whateva! We'll be live on video (link to be shared on this event) critiquing these things all day long, ...

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Getting My Ducks In A Row

Tell me you saw that one coming .... ;o7

Happy #SeagullButtSaturday .

#TheresAlwaysAtLeastOneGuyWhosGottaSay    #ThoseArentSeagulls   #ThoseAreDucks  

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography 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 +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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.... who is thinking that it is a very good day to be Southern, bald and an Ibis ... ;o)



#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds

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We had a heavy marine layer the other evening, so I was able to photograph the sun filtered by the thick fog and a couple of my "neighbors" ... ;o). I hope y'all had a lovely #TreeTuesday  ... :o)


#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset

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May 19, 2015 135 comments 136 shares 1448 plus ones
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Composite by Robin Griggs Wood

Admittedly, a lot of my works are based merely on play ... playing with light, color and mood; some of my most favorite things to see in imagery.

I hope that your week allows you a bit of time to play with whatever your most favorite is, too ... :o)


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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

#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 

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I didn't want to be presumptuous and call it the "best of the bunch" ... <snicker>.
Wishing you all a bunchy-best weekend!


#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography  #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers

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