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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.

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The Epic Battle Begins


The Epic Battle Begins

You may recall the reports about a month ago where the Sea-IA uncovered a #SeagullSubversionSect rallying troops on a secluded island off the coast: https://plus.google.com/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/M1ErGY7qZWJ.
Alex Lapidus and Ellie Kennard have also been recently witness to the most gruesome carnage and demands of a propitiatory #GreatSeagullButtMasters title bestowal from the entire #Gulluminati .

Well, you can bespeak your own horror to watch events unfold here, as #seagullbuttminions are sent out to envelope a becalmed boatload of mild-mannered #Gullarazzi pursuing their avocation in their typical innocuous fashion.

We can hope that it's only a #splatterattack and not some ghastly Hitchcockian nightmare!






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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 , be warned!

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

Real theme:

#SunsetSaturday with thanks to Dennis Hoffbuhr

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 know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost   #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape

86 comments:

  1. This is incredible Robin!!  Never mind the #funniestnonthemeongplus

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  2. Robin Griggs Wood....haha such a mouth full!
    But this capture is out of this world this morning! Amazing capture! ....☆☆☆☆.......

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  3. Wonderful is  not the better word to describe the effect of this picture but I really don't know any other good word. It's a dream.

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  4. Robin Griggs Wood Wow! Very surreal, dramatic, and Hitchcockian!!! :-)))

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  5. Please share your brand of coffee. That description is beyond inspired.

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  6. Great shot comedian-tographer! Stephen King would be proud of this image!

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  7. Ah, yes. More choose Your Own Adventure stories play at the edges of my mind. Gorgeous, Robin.

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  8. You said "boatload", didn't you mean "buttload"? ;)
    Seriously beautiful shot, Robin.

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  9. This is just gorgeous and #seagullbuttmasters  will appreciate it as much as I did.

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  10. Wow this is spectacular Robin Griggs Wood !

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  11. mary g Cadigan -- thank you, dear ... ;oD

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  12. Leonardo Fanini -- thank you so much.

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  13. Jasbir S. Randhawa -- thank you very much, my friend!

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  14. Mari Luukkonen -- very true! ... ;oD ... thank you, dear!

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  15. Eliz Picarima and Sian Ridden -- thank you, both!

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  16. Dennis Faucher -- hahaha! .. thank you very much ... ;o))

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  17. Jennifer Walton -- thank you, dear!!!

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  18. Ray Harris -- fun neologism there, "comedian-tographer" ... ;oD. Thank you very much!

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  19. Christin McLeod -- heeheehee! You can do the narrative of the outcome ... ;o7 (Thank you, dear ... :o))

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  20. Garry McCarthy -- clearly a typographical misstep on my part born of terror and hysteria ... ;o7 ... heheh (and thank you, my friend ... :o))

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  21. Ellie Kennard -- heehee ... thanks, dear ... :o))

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  22. Sonja Miller Williams -- thank you so much, dear!

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  23. Super storytelling image, Robin Griggs Wood ! And immensely wonderful as well!
    :-)

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  24. Thank you for sharing with #sunsetsaturday

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  25. Gorgeously beautiful, Robin Griggs Wood !
    (Butt there's a #seagullbutt  in the shot, I fear for baby seals...)

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  26. Beautiful capture Robin Griggs Wood ....

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  27. I'm afeard, so very afeard! I read this post and can foresee the day when #seagullbutthashtags  overtake the internet!

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  28. Haha now it's just getting hilarious... Who knew a non-theme could be so dang funny?!!! lol

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  29. This public service announcement brought to you by the super creative #Gulluminati photojournalist and SAE-IA investigative reporter, Robin Griggs Wood.

    Wonderful, Robin. Love your image and the commentary! Thanks for the update.... Now back to you in LA, Hank....

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  30. oh wow, Robin, I absolutely adore this !!!

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  31. Is this some sort of conspiracy by #SeagullSubversionSect that #Mulder would definitely want investigation. Great capture Robin Griggs Wood

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  32. Un coucher de soleil flamboyant comme un lingot d'or. On a vraiment envie qu'il s'éternise et le contempler en s'oubliant !

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  33. Sofie Løve Forsberg -- thank you, dear!

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  34. Cathy Custer Donohoue -- thank you, dear ... ;o))

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  35. Dennis Hoffbuhr -- thank you, my friend

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  36. Anatoliy Urbanskiy -- thank you so much!

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  37. Gernot Glaeser -- #savethebabyseals !! ... ;o)). Thank you, my friend!

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  38. sourav maiti -- thank you so much ... :o)
    Akshata Patel and Mario Medico -- thank you

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  39. Christina Lihani -- hahaha! ... because rampant hashtags are the real menace!!! ... ;oD

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  40. Sam Post -- wait ... the other posts weren't funny? (hahaha! ... thanks, my friend .. ;o))

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  41. Darcee McCutcheon -- hahaha ... fun comment!! Thank you, dear!

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  42. E.E. Giorgi -- thank you so much, dear!!!

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  43. Glyn Szasz -- oh my, how are you my old friend?!! Nice to see you here! How's the land of Oz treating you ... oh, and how's Davie doing?!  He must be in college by now ... ;o7

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  44. Yikes!!! For being #TheFunniestNonThemeOnG+, this is pretty scary. Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of these #seagullbutts ;-) Happy #Splatterday, Robin Griggs Wood!

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  45. That first gull makes this shot. For me it gives the whole photo perspective. Or perhaps a gulls perspective. Love it Robin Griggs Wood

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  46. This is a gorgeous image.  Thanks Robin Griggs Wood.  Also many thanks for keeping us update of the fate of the gulls.  I believe some of them were congragating when I was at McClures Beach.   :-)

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  47. Wow! What amazing colors and reflections! Stunning! (and cool about the seagulls too ;)

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  48. I love the gorgeous colors!!  This is so magical and wonderful!!   It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!

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  49. Just spectacular............awestruck!

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  50. Wow! This is the type of shot that will be ooohhhed & aaawwwed in a museum someday. Great work!

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  51. Masterful! This would look great on a wall :)

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  52. Gorgeous shot Robin. Funny narative about the seagulls, so imaginative :-)

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  53. Great mirroring lesson for me!!! :o)

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  54. If Turner had painted seagull butts ...

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  55. Un endroit isolé, calme, tranquille pour s'évader. Cette image me fait rêver.. Magnifique !

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  56. have been there....enjoyed same!

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