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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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We stopped by "Arch Rock" in the Valley of Fire, Nevada. I was thinking "epic arch" in my mind as we drove to it, but I was underwhelmed due to it's size. It's not that it isn't cool, I just had other ideas about it. Well, lemons and lemonade, you know ... as every element I shoot gives me new ideas for composites and an archway does make a nice frame for a winged damsel seeking a soulmate ... :o)



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58 comments:

  1. Lovely Robin Griggs Wood and you do know how to make lemonade out of lemons  :O

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  2. This is absolutely fantastic Robin Griggs Wood​. You didn't just make lemonade, you planted an orchard ans started a lemonade factory.

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  3. Now that's some lemonade I'd gladly drink (not generally a fan of the stuff). Beautiful creation, Robin Griggs Wood.

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  4. Wow.. Stunning work Robin Griggs Wood !

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  5. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! I think about half of what I shot in the desert and ghost town was made with "Oooh, this would be an interesting composite background!" in mind.

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  6. Water ! Of course...
    You have an amazing mind.

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  7. Nice wings;-) Robin Griggs Wood a little whimsy is good every so often.....

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  8. Just amazing...

    Tanya Wallis wonder why this made me think of you... ;)

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  9. Awesome I love pictures of angels.

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  10. This is the type of photo that makes me say I've got to learn composting. Maybe in Sphere 2...

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  11. So appropriate backdrop for such a whimsical and winged damsel seeking a soulmate! Amazing work and so inspiring...thank you!

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  12. Gorgeous! Just flawless all around, I love when you do composites, you bring us to a whole new magical world with you. :)

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  13. siraprapa khrueakaeo and Gopal Satyamurty -- thank you
    Elizabeth Lund -- heheh ... thank you, dear ... :o))
    Michelle Smith -- thank you!

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  14. Christopher Germano -- thank you so much, my friend! ... ;oD
    Christin McLeod -- *jots point about lemonade on 'List about Christin'* ... heehee ... thank you, dear
    Saji Saju -- thank you, dear!

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  15. Mari Luukkonen -- thank you, dear!
    Natosha Davis -- my own particular process is that the images sort of "create themselves" as I go. I started editing the arch shot like I would edit any shot, and decided to do a water reflection concept; then I felt it would be more interesting with a darker sky (something foreboding); then I grabbed a couple of guys that I shot on the ridge that day in the same light and put them in the arch, but it still didn't have the "punch" I was looking for; then I thought about this gal that I had shots of from a photoshoot and put her in there ... then the wings popped into my head. I hope that gives you enough feel for the creative process, if not all the editing I went through ... ;o)

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  16. Shelly Gunderson -- thank you, dear!
    Nancy Dempsey -- thank you so much!
    Pat Kight -- right?! ... I shoot a lot of things just to add them to my 'ideas' or 'inspiration' pile ... :o). Thank you, dear ... :o)

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  17. ted kelly -- thank you... :o))
    John Wade -- heehee ... (you just want to see her ... ahem ... turn around ... ;oD) ... thank you, my friend.
    Robin Cohen -- thank you!

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  18. Sumit Sen -- thank you, my friend!
    Chris Rademaker -- thank you, dear!
    ramnarayaan singh and Simon Price  -- thank you

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  19. William Walker -- thank you very much.
    Lauri Novak -- is that because Tanya Wallis is an angel? ... ;o)) ( thank you, dear ... :o))
    Paul Thorley -- thank you

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  20. Angela Migliore -- that's so kind of you to say ... thank you! 
    Kate Marchio -- thank you very much, dear ... I wish I could make them as fast as I can simple editing ... ;o))

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  21. Jennifer Moore -- thank you ... :o)

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  22. so beautiful work Robin Griggs Wood 


    Fantastic & Surreal Photos

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  23. Thank you, dear Gemma Costa and Fantastic & Surreal Photos!
    Brianna Salinas -- thank you

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  24. Robin Griggs Wood  you're welcome Robin

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  25. ahhh Robin Griggs Wood...
    You sure know how to to tug at my creative heart strings!
    LOVE this!! :)

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  26. Omg! You are a true artist! All my pleasure...😀

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  27. It's really beautiful Robin Griggs Wood! Sometime I would love if you'd bring it into the cohort and talk a little about how you created this! I am especially enamored with the water.

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  28. Christina Lihani ... Sphere II is coming .... ;o)))
    ...But I'll toss one little "secret" your way ... I'm playing with Flaming Pear's "Flood" ... :oD. All stuff that I can do procedurally in Ps, but Flood has sliders; quick and easy ... and, it works in 16bit, which some of the Ps native tools I'd used for the procedural do not. Free for 30 days (of use, so even if you only play with it once a week, that's 30 weeks)––you might have fun with it!
    Oh, and thank you, dear ... :o)

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  29. Something to look forward to Robin Griggs Wood! I have Flood but haven't much played with it. I had assumed that it expired but I see now it hasn't!

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  30. Ooh, that is a sweet plugin! I didn't know about Flaming Pear - thank you! *scurries off to drown all the things*

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  31. Pat Kight -- please keep a box of granola bars or something nourishing and non-perishable by your workstation ... it's easy to get lost in for days ... ;o))

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  32. Natosha Davis -- that's it in a nutshell ... :o)
    E.E. Giorgi -- thank you, dear! ... xo!
    BARRY PEAVEY, Marquavious Kelly and Amieal Photography ... thank you!

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  33. Oh my ! I would drink at your lemonade stand any day!
    Absolutely incredible !

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  34. Cheryl Cooper -- thank you so much, dear ... hugs!

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  35. Maria Corrales -- thank you!
    RICARDO MARTINEZ -- thank you

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  36. Your talent is amazing! This photo is wonderful. I can't quit looking at every detail.

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  37. love the way you capture the rock textures n water reflections , awesome pic

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