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... either that, or I've become convinced while processing this image that there was a UFO there I'd blithely shot ... ;o7
with thanks to the wonderful #mirrorsandreflections
with thanks to the wonderful #wetwednesday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #winterwednesday #weatherwednesday #Mammoth #California
"Why so many, Robin? … are you really as crazy as you seem?!!" –– yes, I am … read on …
49 images?! Yes, I'm a little crazy … but only a little …
I had a vision for this shot and 49 shots in total (all here in this one image) is what it took to realize the final result relative to the limitations of the equipment I have. I shoot with a small camera and, because of its small sensor, I get a lot of ugly noise in my images. To combat noise, I shoot multiple shots of the same frame and exposure and stack them in layers which reduces the noise pattern while retaining image sharpness––7 per seems to be my magic number for success with noise reduction.
"But that should make this shot made up of only 7 images, right?"
The lens that I have available to me for macro can only focus on a very tiny area, no matter what manual settings I use. To get all six of the drops in the frame and fully in focus, I had to shoot each drop separately (plus an extra shot for coverage) and then merge them together in post work. So, what you are looking at here is essentially a micro-pano. 7 shots of each of the seven shots that made up the "pano". I have no software to do automatic focus-stacking, so I blended them all together by hand. While it is not that special of an image in general, for all that effort, I personally am thrilled that I was able to pull it off!
I am curious how many people will notice the "surprise" … ;o))
There is a shy little "dancer" in my chorus line …
One of the droplets actually fell behind the feather when I was laying the drops. My first thought was, "oh crap … now I have to start again!" (I'd already placed four … and it's so tedious to get them just where you want them). But it just hung there, so I decided to go with it … ;o7
I had this little number running through my head while I was editing my little golden "dancers" … ;o))
#MacroMonday (sub-theme: LINE UP) with thanks to & and new-to-the-crew and
#macroaddict ( ) with thanks to and
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com
(p.s. ... and will try not to spit on you in the process.)
#KissACamelidDay #CannotResistThoseBigImploringEyes #CuteOverload #BeCarefulCuzItSpits
Fridays are #bokehlicious :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Waves to the #FarmFriday crew, and ( )
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #alpaca #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro
(Partly because, everything I am doing today seems to be moving so-o-o much slower ... ;o7)
Fridays are #bokehlicious :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those occasionally touchable #bokeholics , and sundry ... :o)
#FloralFriday with thanks to and
#MacroAddict with thanks to and
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.
#birds4all curated by &
#birdloversandwildlife curated by
#birdsgallery with thanks to
Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#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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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.
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀Robin Griggs Wood
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If you're just starting out here, check out these Google+ tips:
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And tons of creative ideas for using Google+ can be found at
I'm involved in the Public Circles Project
G+ users I recommend: Pawel Tomaszewicz -- sharp work with a dash of sharp wit. Patricia Davidson -- beautiful, serene images. Sandra Parlow -- pure delight. Victor Bezrukov -- consistent eye-candy posted to your stream. Jay Patel -- stunning images. Carsten Bradley -- puts the fun back into art. Jennifer L. Meyer -- get your "unbelievably cute drawings" fix here. Jarek Klimek -- Public Circles Project, PhotoExtract Photography Magazine & great posts.