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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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"Still in the Planning Stages"

OK, here's the "how to":

1. Rent a helicopter
2. Fly really close to a large city ––> get permission first, so you don't get shot down as a suspected terrorist (a common reaction in major U.S. cities)
3. Take pictures (this is a crucial step)
4. Grab one of the shots and use it for your crazy-ass idea to create an "architectural rendering" look
5. Draw lines all over your cool city-from-above image ... that will make some folks kind of squeamish, but soldier on (remember, this is a crazy-ass idea)
6. Take individual areas of your image, for the greatest control of final look, and run them through Topaz Impressions, painting portions of each layer via a layer mask over their specific area.
7. Do #6 about 20 times, over a period of an hour

And there you have it ... :o))


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48 comments:

  1. 8. Receive applause and plaudits for fine work ;)

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  2. Fantastic work Robin Griggs Wood :)
    Love the results of all your steps!

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  3. you have the best crazy-ass ideas!  (and much patience!)

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  4. Love crazy-ass ideas...... minus the almost being shot down.... LOL

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  5. Sairam Sundaresan -- heehee ... thanks, my friend ... :oD
    Zvonimir Fras -- just so easy! ... ;o7
    Margaret Tompkins -- thank you, dear!!

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  6. Swee Oh -- thank you, dear!
    Elizabeth Lund -- thank you, too, dear!
    BELND lashkary -- thank you

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  7. Lauri Novak -- thank you, dear! ... ;oD
    Angelika Perry -- yah, we can leave out that potential ... ;oD ... thank you!
    Saji Saju -- thank you, dear!

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  8. Robin Griggs Wood what type of camera and lens did you use and did you have a gyro stablizer ? Did you get to fly with the door off ?

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  9. Most impressive results Robin Griggs Wood you need a few more crazy-ass ideas :-)

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  10. Excellent results! Worth all the effort ... if

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  11. You had me at rent helicopter!
    I love the finished masterpiece !
    Superfantasticwildncrazywonderfulness

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  12. Awesome!!
    Hmm... I need Topaz Impressions. I probably won't be renting a helicopter anytime soon, but I do have a shot from 500 feet above Las Vegas from last night. :D

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  13. Did you rent a camera lifting copter, or did you charter one to ride in?  Surely you weren't piloting AND shooting?

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  14. Wow this is amazing!! Looks like an architect design plan!!! ... the No 1) Rent an helicopter part mesmerize me....hehe I now think anything and everything is possible, once you have an idea that needs to be created!!! Bravo!! Awesome work!!

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  15. What a fantastically creative concept Robin Griggs Wood 😃 I love that you then drew lines all over it!! It looks awesome!!

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  16. You should save us poor folk the expense of step one and post a couple images for us to play with.  :)

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  17. Victoria Winningham -- thank you ... :o)
    Alex Bellanger -- the camera I had on me (which was a Canon G12 ... next time I'll take the dslr ... ;o7). No gyro stabilizer needed; that's more for filming. And this one didn’t have the doors off, but I have had the opportunity to ride in one of those over Mount Waialeale on Kauaʻi ... I would love to do that again! :oD
    Sumit Sen -- thank you, my friend!

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  18. John Wade -- hahaha ... haven't I done enough "crazy ass" damage?! ... ;oD ... thanks, my friend ... :o)
    Dave Bell -- thank you so much, my friend!
    Ellie Kennard -- thank you, dear ... ;o)

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  19. Cheryl Cooper -- you have to get Topaz Impressions .. you would have so much fun with it! ... thank you, dear ... ;o)*
    Laura Macky -- heehee ... ;o)
    Pam Boling -- that would work! ... ;oD 
    Ingeborg Hoch -- thank you!

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  20. Carla McMahon -- thank you ... :o)
    Mari Luukkonen -- thank you, dear!
    Todd Green -- charter ... ;o7

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  21. Chris Rademaker -- thank you, dear ... :o)
    Isabelle Cardinal -- yay, just what I was going for! ... ;o)) ... thank you, dear!
    Justine King -- thank you, dear!
    Tony Farley -- haha ... well, yes, I see your point there ... ;o7. (Do you really want me to send you one? I would.)

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  22. This is pretty cool Robin Griggs Wood !

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  23. Awesome quick tutorial Robin Griggs Wood! :)

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  24. Really cool has futuristic feel to it. Only you Robin Griggs Wood could pull this one off :))

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  25. Impressive! Thanks for the "how-to"!

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  26. Can't get enough of this! Absolutely phenomenal.

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  27. Totally cool!... But I should add a 0 after that 1 hour you needed for! Lol!

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  28. Bonjour .

    C'est beau, c'est merderveilleux ...

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  29. I can see the mechanical perspective lines. I've never done anything at this complex.

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  30. You've got to be kidding, right? No way I will fly above a Yankee city. They'll shot me down in no time, with or without permission. Since Sept 11 the Yanks are so edgy that if you ever fly low and close to buildings they won't hesitate pushing the red buttons and send a rocket im your direction, or send a squadron of helicopters demanding to land and then be arrested for flying above the city. They will not buy your reason was to take pictures. These days, anybody with a nervous sense of attitude can't figure out why you want to take pictures, for a magazine or for another terrorist attack?

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  31. This is indeed a crazy-ass idea that seriously kicks some crazy ass, Robin Griggs Wood!!! Wowzers@

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