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Robin Griggs Wood
Works at Arcanum: Academy of Artistic Mastery
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"Alright, Squadron! Gullarazzi spotted at 10 o'clock! ARROW FORMATION!!"
"Wait; what is that? ... a SPOON formation?!!" <groan>
#LethalSpoonFormation #YoureNotDoingItRight


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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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they are so cute as my friends i like my friendzzz they are lovely show peppies
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"Whatever befalls the earth befalls its sons. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. He did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." [attributed to Chief Seattle]



#Earthday #earthday2015 
#tgsmu15 #lasvegas
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography
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What a super image!
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No "flare" for today's #MacroMonday ... at least in terms of "light flare". I do think this little damselfly does have a flare in his sartorial expression, however ... ;o)). Familiar Bluet Damselfly [Enallagma civile]



#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Flare) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Julie B
#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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I used to love dragon fly's until my dad told me they sting...now they scare the crap out of me.
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"DUCK!!!!"
"Lenny is doing his 'arrow dive' again!"
#SeagullButtInDisguise  
#DuckDisguisesCannotHideSeagullBuffoonery

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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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Valley of Fire, Nevada; sunrise

I have so many images from my desert visit that I stopped sharing them for a while thinking y'all would divorce me if you had to look at one. more. desert. image. ... ;o). But, golly, it was so beautiful there. The Valley of Fire earns its name well as the grounds glow with ember-y shades. 

This is another pano stitch: 4 images, top to bottom, exposed for light level at each turn of the camera––done rapidly, as the light changed even more so, using shutter speed ... and I definitely used a tripod.

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky
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Wonderful shot
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"I can't even begin to convey the depth of humiliation that I feel in the fact that you went ahead and took my portrait knowing full well that Leland was behind me picking his armpit."
#TheDepthOfSeagullButtHumilation  


With grins to the #Gulluminati  gang ... :o)



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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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U don't get it..its Jonathan Livingston seagulls..great great great seagull..unlike his celebrity great grandgull..he s shy...his name is Bach..and that's his seagull son hiding behind him..his name is Richard..they are all extremely..camera shy..on account of the fame that followed their great great great seagullgrand father...Jonathan...they loathe seagullazzi...because of threats from local tourists and humans...they are in..do it yourself..federal witness...seagulltection..thus..no photos please
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TITLED: "Does This Image Really Need A Title?"

... because "Still Life With Oil Decanter and Three Daisies" just isn't doing anything for me today ... ;o7

But, it is Friday! ... yippee! And this image means I get to hangout with both the #Bokehlicious gang and the #FloralFriday crew ... :o))
Happy Friday, to everyone. I wish you a most wonderful weekend!


Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +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) #FridaysAreBokehlicious  
#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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Love it beautiful 
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That's awesome!
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Robin Griggs Wood

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Please note this is not my work -- direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.
One of my Apprentices, +Lou McCorkle, who is going from "awesome" to "more awesome" ... :o)
 
Black and White 

At the end of last year I joined a mentorship with +Robin Griggs Wood and +The Arcanum .  I felt my photography had reached a plateau, and I was looking for a way to move forward.  The Arcanum, working with Robin, and being inspired by the other folks participating in the mentorship has been very rewarding.  

As part of my studies, I recently researched black and white photography and I completed a series of B&W images.  I'd like to share those images with you.  Here is image 1 of 5.  
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Fantastic work!
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so many sorrows
for so many years
bent by the weight
of her burden of tears
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We women have certain chemicals in our systems that can make us cry at the drop of a hat (or the destruction of our favorite shoes, if you prefer a less hackneyed phrase.) It's not that men don't feel or cry, it's just that we gals are wired to shed tears for even the littlest things. I sometimes get teary writing heartfelt posts (excuse me a minute while I dry my keyboard off … )

So when a kid gets rescued finally on the news, the dog returns after four hours missing, those heirloom rose cuttings from grandma pop out with their first blooms, or we take 400 shots and we're not happy with a dang one, we tear up.

Add to those the genuine woes that make us bawl in earnest –– and force us to keep tissue boxes in almost every room of the house (not to mention the various nooks and crannies of our pockets, pouches, packs and sacks) –– and you have one fairly damp existence.

So here's to the ladies who cry.
I, for one, wouldn't take back a moment of it. ... :o)

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#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Reflections) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Julie B

#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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So good thank you
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The Path You Choose

I was reminded of this incredible woman, Ernestine Shepard, who, in her mid-seventies, became the oldest world female body-building champion. (http://goo.gl/gsv7) And she didn't start her journey of success until late in life.

For anything to exist in your life, it needs to be created.

This includes your health -- good or bad.
This includes your ability -- good or bad.
This includes your emotional reactions -- good or bad.
This includes your relationships -- good or bad.

We create the bad stuff as much as the good.

The truth is, many people don't take responsibility for what happens in their lives -- oftentimes believing that the choices they make in life are thrust upon them by "others" or circumstance. They forget that they are the ultimate cause in the forces of their own lives. 

Sure, we get strapped down by mortgages, kids, medical liabilities and distressed family members. But the day that we walk out the door and say, "I, me, and only me, am going to do something about this today!" is the day where life begins.



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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #inspiration   #landscapephotography  
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I know of a place that looks identical to this....this is a more richer color than it seemed but this is cool. thanks
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Introduction

You can find my work as well at robingriggswood.com

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I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!

In the past, I’ve never been much compelled to be very public. However, with the numbers in one private online community I belong to reducing like bills in a shore-leave-sailor’s pocket, a social network is possibly coming to a close for me -- so I am finding the need for an outlet of another kind. Or, maybe I’ve had a minor stroke and don’t know it.

I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.


Let me begin with this: 

I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires. 

Start! 

Click here to read "The Care and Feeding of Your Muse" –– a two-part article by Robin Griggs Wood for empowering artists and helping them to overcome creative blocks.


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Robin Griggs Wood
has been featured in these Plus Extract DAILY TOPs:
Thank you, +Jarek Klimek!

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If you're just starting out here, check out these Google+ tips:

50 Google+ Tips by Rick Eliason 

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Amanda Blain's Circle Management Strategy

>>> –– Billy Wilson's 5 –– <<< 1. Seven Tips on How to Make New Friends on G+ 2. Seven Things That Will Increase the Likelihood of Someone Circling You 3. Seven Circle Management Tips That Will Increase Your Google+ Experience 4. Seven Different Ways to Use Google+ 5. How to Enter the Wonderful World of Hangouts

... and more!

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And tons of creative ideas for using Google+  can be found at 

Google Creative Sandbox


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Kerry Murphy ; Ardith Goodwin ; Mike Shaw ... I thank you folks from the bottom of my heart.

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I'm involved in the Public Circles Project

G+ users I recommend: Pawel Tomaszewicz -- sharp work with a dash of sharp witPatricia Davidson -- beautiful, serene imagesSandra Parlow -- pure delightVictor Bezrukov -- consistent eye-candy posted to your stream. Jay Patel -- stunning images. Carsten Bradley -- puts the fun back into artJennifer L. Meyer -- get your "unbelievably cute drawings" fix here. Jarek Klimek -- Public Circles Project, PhotoExtract Photography Magazine & great posts.

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I've worked for many years, not only as an artist, but mentoring and educating others to help them find their art.
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