I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!

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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You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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It's a spoon! No, it's a bill!


It's a spoon! No, it's a bill!
Oh wait, it's both!
Spoonbills –– inspiring the Swiss Army equipment contractors since the 1800s ... ;o)



#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins and Water Bird Wednesday
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
#hqspbirds #btpbirdpro

A big "howdy!" from the California coast.


A big "howdy!" from the California coast.
Wishing you a week of smooth sailing!

I decided to keep shooting with my long lens all last week (you never know when an opportune #seagullbutt  may present itself ... ;o7) ... so, to get the full vista, this shot was done from a panorama of about 10 images (on the vertical). No mean feat getting it all put together ... ('cuz waves move, ya know ... ;oD). At one point it was a 191 megapixel shot! The original full stitch when finished is still 12698 pixels wide. A little encouragement for those who have smaller cameras––you can still get a lot out of them, you just have to work a bit more for it ... ;o)

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #Coast #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

We decided to take a mini vacation, after the big meeting up in SanFrancisco and take the longer route back down south. All the vistaswere a superb rest for the mind, but a charge for the muse.


We decided to take a mini vacation, after the big meeting up in San Francisco and take the longer route back down south. All the vistas were a superb rest for the mind, but a charge for the muse.

For Farm Friday, to say howdy to Ellie Kennard Steven Kennard and Susanne Stelle #farmfriday 

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography

A little early wish for you to have a most beautiful weekend!


A little early wish for you to have a most beautiful weekend!

... I'm certainly going to ... :o)

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Gold Coast


Gold Coast

May you have a gentle start to your week ... :o)

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MorroBay #California #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach

We Are Family!


We Are Family!

Just a shout out and thank you to the #Gulluminati  and all the folks who continue to play on Saturdays, sharing their #birdybutt  shots and keeping us all grinning.
No one can deny that these are #SeagullButtsInDisguise ! Sharing a little family moment ... :o)

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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 Rob Lopes 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
Real themes:
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by Robert SKREINER BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to Heinrich Wagner

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 #birdsgallery

“And if these mountains had eyes,


“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent...” (Donald Miller)

Valley of Fire, Nevada

#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  #tgsmu15

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Toe Stubbers


Toe Stubbers

;o))


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to Giuseppe Basile & Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to
David Polzine Jon Kahn Coastal Thursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California#MalibuBeach #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel#TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart

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if you would like any of my images
available for print at www.robingriggswood.com

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Can Gurus think


Can Gurus think
like Kangaroos,
or would we think
it just a ruse?

The Gu, he shrieked,
“I must recuse!
Your harsh decree
does not enthuse!”

The Roo, he winked,
as one amused.
“You, Gu,” said he,
“try to confuse.”

“Pray, please rethink
what you accuse,
for all agree,
I have no clues!”

#WordfulOnWednesday ... ;o7


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #animalphotography #animallovers #canon #canonphotographers