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Robin Griggs Wood
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fine artist • photographer • mood elevator
fine artist • photographer • mood elevator

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
🌅 https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
👍https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
💠 http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
🏙 https://500px.com/robingriggswood


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#TheGoodOldDaysofGplususe that and share your good times on G+! Let's celebrate, instead of deteriorate ... ;o7. Another of my favorite things about G+: Real life meet-ups! What a marvelous time we had with the "Scavenger Hunt" gang hanging out together in Vegas and going on epic excursions. I am SO HAPPY that I met you all here!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #tgsmu

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
🌅 https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
👍https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
💠 http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
🏙 https://500px.com/robingriggswood
🌻mewe.com/i/robingriggswood
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♫♪ ”Yo, ho, yo, hoA pie rat’s life for me! ♪♫
#TheGoodOldDaysofGplus. One of the things I've loved most about G+ was readability. If you loved to write and loved to read, this was the place where you could actually do that. With, albeit, limited formatting, you could at least format to some degree here and I know many people replaced their blogs with it. And, in the early days, posts weren't truncated into oblivion.

When I am at play, such as when I'm doing creative image-making, the words start forming in my head as I go and many silly stories came out of me as I envisioned the joy of getting people to laugh and have a light, non-stress moment in their busy lives. Particularly with #SeagullButtSaturday, a crazy photography theme I came up with one day for all bird shots, especially those that didn't quite make the "pro" cut. ... ;o)).

That theme, what we called a "non-theme", grew and grew, until we had a list of "non-curators" as long as a trip to the pizzeria dumpster from the ocean.

Saturday was laugh day for me, as I read many a #SeagullButt post from the marvelous minds of this network. You people often had my sides aching by Saturday night. And some beautiful images were shared, too.

Here's to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
... and, most especially, the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus I bow deeply to you (put your cameras down, I'm not turning around!! ... ;o7)



+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 +Kym Kamra +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 +Jaana Nyström


#TheGoodOldDaysofGplus #TheGoodOldDaysofG+
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
”AAARRRGH, Mateys!!”

It all started during their typical Saturday night entertainment: rummaging through the garbage behind the local beachfront pie house. That fateful night, the proprietor came out, waving his arms and yelled at them, “Get out of here you dirty pie rats!!” One of the gang turned to the leader and said, ”Did you hear that, Cappy? He thinks we’re pirates!” That started an idea in Cappy’s micro seagullbutt mind … and the rest … well, you get the picture. (Well, you get this picture … you’ll have to use your imagination for the rest … ;o7)
Just wait until they get back to the colony with their plundered booty there … and realize they should have stolen that long, metal contraption with the round, sharp edge on it, too.
It’s going to take them a while to get back anyway, since they stole the boat in the first place and have no clue about unfurling sails to make it go faster.
Usually, they just drift home.

For anyone who’s had it dawn on them by now, yes, the entire boat is the poop deck … ;o7

♫♪ ”Yo, ho, yo, hoA pie rat’s life for me! ♪♫


Many thanks to +Sassi Sassmannshausen for making the mast and rigging for me in CINEMA 4D, when my Photoshop coughed, sputtered and died during save on the first iteration and I needed an enticement to give it another go.


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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 +* +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 +Jaana Nyström



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
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
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#TheGoodOldDaysofGplususe that and share your good times on G+ 'til this place melts down! Let's celebrate, instead of deteriorate ... ;o7
#MacroFeatherFriday, a fun little weekly challenge that evolved in the aftermath of a friendly game of #FeatherPoker with my pal +E.E. Giorgi. Skill-developing in so many ways, true, but seeing the posted creations each week was a thrill––so much creativity in this G+ network! I really love you people who stuck it out, through thick and (well, let's admit, lots of) thin at this place we call "home".

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
🌅 https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
👍https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
💠 http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
🏙 https://500px.com/robingriggswood
🌻mewe.com/i/robingriggswood

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
www.robingriggswood.com
Today is #MacroFeatherFriday … all day!!
This is the first macro feather I shared after an impromptu game of #featherpoker with my co-curator +E.E. Giorgi hit the "trending" list one weekend … and we're still having fun! We hope to see one from you! (Read the "How to" below!)


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How to play #MacroFeatherFriday ––
We want to encourage you to get up close and personal with feathers and try more of these shots, experimenting with the capabilities of your camera or trying out new lenses and new ideas for composition. Not that we don't like full bird shots, but there are so many bird themes available already, we want you to get as close as you can to those feathers! They can still be attached to the bird … ;o) … but move in and see just how much detail you can get from the feather/s––their lines, shapes, patterns and colors. It's a fun challenge, and we'll be on the sidelines cheering you on! 

You can shoot in situ or create your own lighting setup at home. Most of all, just play, use your imagination and try every crazy idea you come up with! 

I like to create different backgrounds by merely scooting a colorful postcard around behind the feather.
Good resources for feathers can be craft stores, dusters or just finds in wandering around your neighborhood. Maybe there is a pillow in the house you can kill for your art. … ;oD 

We really are thrilled when folks post a feather shot. From what I've seen so far, the possibilities for composition and creativity are endless.

#MacroFeatherFriday is curated by +E.E. Giorgi and +Robin Griggs Wood … We just love to see what you see! 


#rgwoodpost  #naturephotography #macrophotography #macro4all  #featherphotography #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops
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#TheGoodOldDaysofGplus ← use that and share your good times on G+ 'til this place melts down! Dare to change the world. That's what G+ was to me, a place where it was possible. A place where actual discussions occurred without a deluge of spam and negativity in the comments. Startling, it was, that so many minds could meet and not threaten each other's viewpoints, but get the chance to express them in a safer space. Plus, images look great here ... ;o))
Change the World; I Dare You
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There's a Buckminster Fuller quote that says it all to me: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." 

Ever since I got on social media, since day one, my whole thrust/purpose/goal/intention ... whatever you want to call it ... has been to change the world. Yes, indeedy. 

I know that I sound a bit like a self-deluding airhead when I say such things, but I bought completely an idea that was circulated––that to achieve anything, one has to shoot much farther than the target. 

I decided to keep everything that I put out into the world as positive as I could muster for that day. That was to stand in the face of everything that was pulling this world down. Bad news; bad attitudes; bad behavior. I don't tackle all of that stuff head on, I merely change the focus.

So maybe I only change the lives of 20, 200 or 2000 in my whole life ... that's more than would have been if I hadn't been shooting for the target of trying to change the entire world ... ;o).

I also bought, "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours", so I try to keep my focus on only the positive things in my own life so that I have a smile when those that need it come by ... ;o).

People say that that is not an easy thing to do, but over time I have actually found it easier than keeping the negative stuff in front of my nose trying to "figure it all out". I just keep persisting in ignoring the crap and pouring fuel onto anything that is good and making that better. Does that make all my problems go away? ... no ... but from the viewpoint that I've taken on, I feel that I am achieving something through staying positive here that I never would have achieved without it. Sure, it's not easy going against the prevailing wind, the tide of lemmings earnest in hurling themselves off a cliff of despair. But did you really want to go there anyway?

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

The world isn't going to change itself, and it takes many people to do it. Let's all take the existing model of "complaining and negativity" towards obsolete, shall we? Or did you want to keep that stuff? ... ;o)








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#FloralFriday
#rgwoodpost #naturephotography +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY #colors   #inspiration #TGIF #canonphotography #canonphotographer #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography
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#TheGoodOldDaysofGplususe that and share your good times on G+ 'til this place melts down!

I laughed all the way through creating this one. Google+ was Photography Theme postin' heaven. There was always that niggling doubt as to whether or not the themes curators really liked your image, or they were just saying to be nice. <chortle> So, I made this parody on cult classic "Clerks" ... ;oD.
Except that +Mark Rodriguez, +Isabelle Fortin, +Chrysta Rae and Shane Holsclaw were always nice ... ;o)


#MovieMashupTuesday #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Curators ... just because they "plus" you, doesn't mean they like you.
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OK, this is the only time I'll notify the Mashup crowd, but this is my very first #MovieMashupTuesday !

I had always wanted to do the curators in a mashup, finding time was the dickens! But I promised Isabelle I would give it a go. Here you go, Isabelle––based on the movie poster for "Clerks" (I hope no one has used it yet, I searched!): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2FBu88BIF6w/TZITJg4cjQI/AAAAAAAAF1M/BVzvikuLLYE/s1600/clerks-movie-poster.jpg

"Curators"
Starring +Mark Rodriguez +Isabelle Fortin +Chrysta Rae and +shane holsclaw

I also decided to leave +Kevin Smith in there (but updated him), because he is movie genius––and I think he would make a great curator! haha!

I especially liked the original "Clerks" tagline––which fit rather well, with minor alteration, to the Google+/Facebook thing … ;oD



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+Movie Mashup Tuesday with thanks to (and kind indulgence from) +shane holsclaw +Chrysta Rae +Isabelle Fortin and +Mark Rodriguez
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Only the demise of Google+ could put me at the top tier of posters ... hahahah!
And, even with my image at the top of the page, stolen from a completely different post on Nov. 28th (https://plus.google.com/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/FvdB8GgmUbb) ... oy! ... ;oD ... whatevs.
With bows to the awesomeness of +Don Komarechka +Jay Patel +Victor Bezrukov and +Trey Ratcliff ... thanks for hanging in there with us, you guys. 🙏
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Good morning, Manhattan … :o))

Looking out over the East River to Lower Manhattan from Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Dumbo, Brooklyn.




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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
🌅 https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
👍https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
💠 http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
🏙 https://500px.com/robingriggswood

#landscapephotography #sunrise #rgwpost #fineartphotography #fineartphotographer #adventure #photography #travel #newyorkminute #ilovenyc #manhattan #nyc #newyork
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Bolt from the Blue
A rare view of stormy weather over the Chrysler Building.


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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
🌅 https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
👍https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
💠 http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
🏙 https://500px.com/robingriggswood




#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #rgwpost #newyorkminute #ilovenyc #manhattan #nyc #newyork #photography #landscapephotography #travel #newyorkskyline

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With family watching Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade on Verizon 360 live YouTube. So fun on tablet or phone to move around and see the details you like.
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