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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"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Everything is Golden


Everything is Golden

Tiny suds with a golden touch to commemorate a wonderful year ... it's "Looking Back" for #FridaysAreBokehlicious

:o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

#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


#bokeh #bokelicious #macro #macroaddict #macrophotography #hqspmacro #btpmacropro BTP Macro Pro

Believe


Believe

Believe in yourself; believe in those around you. The most strong and tenacious people in the world know that trust comes first, not after.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays!

... to all my #SeagullButtSaturday pals!

––––
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 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

Real themes:

#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 #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape #birds4all
#birdloversandwildlife
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at www.robingriggswood.com

"Bocus" –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh!(Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7)


"Bocus" –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh! (Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7)
🎄 Merry Christmas to the #Bokehlicious gang! 🌲

I hope your holidays are awesome!

(Shot in Manual with my old Minolta 50mm that my Dad gave to me [back around A.D. 1 .... ;o7]. I love the bokeh this lens gives!)

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#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
***** Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

#christmas #christmastree #bokeh
#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

Kiss under the mistletoe; I said UNDER the mistletoe!


Kiss under the mistletoe; I said UNDER the mistletoe!

Some folks never quite get the hang of Christmas traditions ... ;o7


Gerenuks are shy creatures.
#threatenedthursday Status:
Gerenuks are common, but declining in number because they are hunted for their skins. They are listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). http://www.lazoo.org/

#naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO BTP Animal Pro #SeagullButtsInDisguise #SeagullButtSaturday

#kissunderthemistletoe #mistletoe #kiss #cute

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The White Swan


The White Swan

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
~ Suzy Kassem

Water Bird Wednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins  #WaterbirdWednesday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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Mermaid in a Bathtub


Mermaid in a Bathtub
... water, water everywhere and not a drop to swim in ... :o)

Model: the ever-lovely Liz Kaetterhenry

Moody Monday #MoodyMonday with thanks to the awesome Alen Ianni (Waves howdy to Alen ... :o))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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#moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday #digitalart #fineart #fantasyart #surrealart #hqspart

Fall Colors


Fall Colors

Well, I could have shot the trees ... but, this reflection!! ... :o)))

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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#BigBearLake #California #travel #fall #autumn #fallcolors

Wishing everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone else awonderful day, afternoon, evening.


Wishing everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone else a wonderful day, afternoon, evening.

I am so thankful for my family and friends and most especially to say here, I am thankful for this G+ community, which is an amazing group of individuals that consistently take my breath away with their incredible artistic ability and endear me with their genuinely caring nature.

May you be surrounded by what you love most today!

What are you thankful for?

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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#Thanksgiving2017
#thankful #ThankYou #Thanksgiving #happythanksgiving
#grateful #youareawesome #yourock #appreciation

To Each His Own


To Each His Own
Typical beach day in California ... doing whatever you're in the mood for. Hanging with your peeps, snacking, snoozing ... or, in the case of our friend in the back there, checking to see if your butt is still attached in the aftermath of that last horrendous wave ... ;o7

Sanderlings (Sandpipers) ... also known as "peeps" ... :o))

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Waving howdy to my #SeagullButtSaturday peeps!
(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 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

#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 #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery #birds4all
#birdloversandwildlife
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at www.robingriggswood.com

What Heartbreak Looks Like


What Heartbreak Looks Like



#TreeTuesday
Wavin' "howdy" to Ralph Mendoza and David R Robinson

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

#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

Butterfly & Rainbow


Butterfly & Rainbow
I think the only thing missing here is a unicorn ... ;o7

I recall it was a hot day when I shot this little one and I had the misters on for my plants out front. I got a little surprise in a bonus rainbow behind it when I saw it larger on my computer.

Sorry that I've been so absent of late ... I think I'm well finally ... ;o)

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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
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#macrophotography #MacroMonday #hqspmacro #BTPMacroPro BTP Macro Pro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro

Since You've Been Gone, It's Like A Ghost Town Around Here


Since You've Been Gone, It's Like A Ghost Town Around Here

I meant to share these yesterday for Halloween, but I've been so sick that I can only keep my head up for short bits at a time and I've been giving most of those bits to my students. Here we have the wonderful Liz Kaetterhenry and Alex Bellanger -- only pretending to be dead in Nelson Ghost Town. ... ;o7


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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#ShootingGhostsWithoutATripodIsABitch
#NelsonNevada #TGSMU2017 #tgsmu17

Just Another Day in Paradise


Just Another Day in Paradise
We've been on holiday ... :o). We went to the desert, but then headed to the beach to remoisturize our desiccated noses and lungs ... ;oD. I was following this seagull around during the sunset trying to grab a silhouette shot of him and he kept wandering away just out of reach and snap-range. So I decided to shoot just the sunset. Wouldn't you know, he missed the attention and came right back! ... ;oD

#JustAnotherSeagullButtInParadise

––––
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 Jaana Nyström

Real themes:
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography

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 #hqsplandscape #btplandscapepro BTP Landscape Pro #SunsetSaturday

Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at www.robingriggswood.com

The Beauty in You


The Beauty in You
The beauty you see in a sunset is in direct correlation to the beauty you have inside you. You would never notice it otherwise.




#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #Malibu #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

#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

Bee-okahlicious


Bee-okahlicious

My boyfriend talked me into playing with one of his older 500mm lenses. It's not the sharpest lens––and it's entirely manual––but, ooooh, what a pretty bokeh it has!!

I'm going to make a concerted effort this weekend to get to all my #bokeliciousbuddies posts .... I've been so busy and unforgivably remiss in the past weeks.
#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe



#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


#Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro

I often wonder why birds run ...


I often wonder why birds run ...
... when they can, you know, fly. ... ;o7

I meant to post this for #SeagullButtSaturday this past weekend ... hah! ... but life's been shooting stuff at me like a tennis ball machine. Is anyone playing #SeagullButtSaturday anymore?

Another snap from Trey's recent #LAphotowalk in Santa Monica. It was fun watching these boys chase seagulls. As always, much fun and great people! Too funny, that I left my primary camera at home by accident (too rushed! ... ;oD), but had my second camera with me (the one I don't like as much ... heheh). It's the camera you have with you, though, so I had fun anyway.

The rest of my (small) album is here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vop6fpXqPE8qRb7t2


#California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SantaMonica #SouthernCalifornia

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
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Up, up and away


Up, up and away

They were having, what they called, a "silent concert" on the beach that day. They would play music on a piano and handed out about 100 headphones so that people could listen to it. Very interesting! These balloons marked the concert area (and they were up high and HUGE; about 3 feet wide, I'm guessing).

Another snap from Trey's recent #LAphotowalk in Santa Monica. As always, much fun and great people! Too funny, that I left my primary camera at home by accident (too rushed! ... ;oD), but had my second camera with me (the one I don't like as much ... heheh). It's the camera you have with you, though, so I had fun anyway.

The rest of my (small) album is here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vop6fpXqPE8qRb7t2


#California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SantaMonica #SouthernCalifornia

#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

Another snap from Trey's recent #LAphotowalk in Santa Monica. Asalways, much fun and great people! Too funny, that I left my primarycamera at home by accident (too rushed! ... ;oD), but had my secondcamera with me (the one I don't like as much ... heheh). It's thecamera you have with you, though, so I had fun anyway.


Another snap from Trey's recent #LAphotowalk in Santa Monica. As always, much fun and great people! Too funny, that I left my primary camera at home by accident (too rushed! ... ;oD), but had my second camera with me (the one I don't like as much ... heheh). It's the camera you have with you, though, so I had fun anyway.

The rest of my (small) album is here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vop6fpXqPE8qRb7t2

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

#California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SantaMonica #SouthernCalifornia

#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

I went down to Santa Monica on Saturday to meet up with some folks atTrey Ratcliff's #LAphotowalk. As always, much fun and great people! Toofunny, that I left my primary camera at home by accident (toorushed! ... ;oD), but had my second camera with me (the one I don'tlike as much ... heheh). It's the camera you have with you, though, soI had fun anyway.


I went down to Santa Monica on Saturday to meet up with some folks at Trey Ratcliff's #LAphotowalk. As always, much fun and great people! Too funny, that I left my primary camera at home by accident (too rushed! ... ;oD), but had my second camera with me (the one I don't like as much ... heheh). It's the camera you have with you, though, so I had fun anyway.

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SantaMonica #SouthernCalifornia

#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

A little warbler that took refuge in my garden.


A little warbler that took refuge in my garden.
A nice sign of hope after the harrowing events of this past few days ... #ThingsThatMakeMeSmile
For those that have been sending kind messages, here's the update: the fire is at a wonderful 30% containment now, after the short bit of rain we had and cooler temperatures from Tropical Storm Lidia down south. Amen! Firefighters re confident that they can get it to 100% containment in a few days. Yeah!


#Backyardbirdingmonday #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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Ablaze


Ablaze
I was virtually sleepless last night as a fire raged less than 2 miles away. Praying for folks who were closer to it; praying that the wind didn't change or grow stronger. Last night I went to a high point to keep vigil, watching the blaze overtake an old stand of trees on the crest of the inferno enveloped mountain above my home. My mountain; my trees. I'd hiked, jogged, biked and ran up to the top of that mountain hundreds of times in my life and rested in the shade of those old trees. I cried last night as I watched the flames overtake them.

At 6 A.M. this morning, I awoke from a restless nap and went outside to see if my mountain was overcome. A "Super Scooper" plane passed directly above me, arced towards the mountain and dropped a load on the charred and still smoldering crest. They had worked through the night to keep the flames at bay. We're not out of danger yet––the fire is only 10% contained and there are still many homes in it's wake––but I am so thankful for these men.

#rgwoodpost
www.robingriggswood.com

I 💜 U


I 💜 U
Where does the time go?!
I just wanted to send out a little love to my #bokehlicious #bokeholics buddies with a little yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Song Siren - Layla') that decided to make a heart from it's floral art. ... and a happy weekend to all! I hope life is treating you well ... 💕


#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




#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

#Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro
#btpmacropro BTP Macro Pro #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #macrophotography #MacroAddict

Sno-keh


Sno-keh
It's what you get when you shoot your Russian Sage with the sprinklers on .... looks like snow ... ;o7

Have a great weekend, my lovelies!!



#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
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ButterFlyDays Are Bokehlicious


ButterFlyDays Are Bokehlicious
You know that thing when neighbors drop by unannounced and demand all your attention?
It was kind of like that ... only a lot more pleasant ... ;o7

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




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Did you know that today was International Tiger Day?


Did you know that today was International Tiger Day?

I hope you're keeping your tiger happy ... ;o7



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Involuntary Elementary Complementary


Involuntary Elementary Complementary

... or something like that ... ;o7

Happy Friday to my #bokeholicbuddies ... and, erm, anyone who happens by this post ... ;o7. Have a great weekend!

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




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Do the Hustle!


Do the Hustle!
Here's the soundtrack for today's post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZyT6QW5Pdo ... and to quell your aching need to take it out on the dance floor this weekend → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-i3m8APn7E ... ;oD

(Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie quatre)
Fridays are #Bokehlicious and Saturdays are, um, #HustleThatButt-a-licious?

I just love a "partie" ... ;o7

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon

and...

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 Jaana Nyström

Don't forget ... there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. Unless you like to giggle a lot.

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos

Bath Time!


Bath Time!

A little lighthearted, endearing moment to remind us to love and care about our wonderful wildlife on this planet. I just adore elephants. I hope you do, too.

Thinking on my excursions with Jenny Loren and Sassi Sassmannshausen ... :o)

STATUS: Vulnerable
”The International Union for Conservation of Nature released a report in September of 2016 that estimates Africa's elephant population at 415,000––this is a decline of 111,000 elephants. This is reported as the worst decline in the past 25 years.” https://goo.gl/TXwerd

#trunksup #elephantastic #elephant #elephants #elephantnaturepark #elephantsanctuary #love #iloveelephants #elephantbaby #baby #calf #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #adorable #wildlifewednesday #ElephantWednesday #threatenedthursday #SaveElephants #ElephantConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AfricanElephant
#naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO BTP Animal Pro

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Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie trois


Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie trois

It's such a natural fit, combining Friday's #bokehlicious  and #SeagullButtSaturday, because Fridays are Bokehlicious and Saturdays are … well, forget it, I'm not going there … let's just say they're fun like Fridays and leave it at that, m'kay?

I'm giving the grand shout-out for this one because I want you all to feel the zen-like calmness of this serene seagullbutt taking in the perfect peace of a bokehlicious evening and have you carry that mood into your whole weekend ... :o))

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon

and...

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 Jaana Nyström


#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #SeagullButtSaturday

Happy 4th of July, America!


Happy 4th of July, America!
... I hope y'all are staying cool .... ;o))

#4thofJuly #America #USA #IndependenceDay #redwhiteandblue #Happy4thofJuly
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A Rock and a Hard Place


A Rock and a Hard Place

If you ever can't find me, I'm probably in that little valley there between the two ... ;o7

I hope you all have a great week coming up!

#MountainMonday Mountain Monday with thanks to Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #TGSMU #TGSMU2015

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Give Us a Hug!


Give Us a Hug!
... :o))
Oy, where has the week gone! Just popping in to give a hug to the #bokehlicious gang and wish everyone a happy weekend ahead!

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




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#Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro

Sweepies


Sweepies
OK, they're Sweet Peas, but Summer days make me feel all lazy and sleepy ... ;o)). It makes me wonder why National Napping Day is in March , when hanging out in summer's warmth puts your lights out faster than Chuck Norris on a six-pack of Mega Monster.

I hope you have a lovely weekend nap in store ... :o)))

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro

Mutual Respect


Mutual Respect

:o))
I hope that your day is a bright one and you get to meet someone new .... ;o7

Baby Canada Goose


#WaterbirdWednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins and Water Bird Wednesday
#hqspbirds #BTPBirdPro – BTP Bird Pro
#promotephotography with thanks to Edith Kukla and Promote Photography
#naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography

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"Oh no, not salad again!!"


"Oh no, not salad again!!"
It's not that bad ... don't you know that Fridays are #Bokehlicious?! Yum!

Ornamental Kale, looking all fluffy and bokeh-y ... ;o7

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




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#Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #floralphotography
#btpmacropro BTP Macro Pro #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #macrophotography #MacroAddict

Meet Me by the Garden Gate


Meet Me by the Garden Gate

“It has been said that art is a tryst; for in the joy of it, maker and beholder meet.” ― Kojiro Tomita


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The Passion Flower


The Passion Flower
Nature's way of telling us that sex is rather silly looking at times and we should probably stop taking ourselves so seriously ... ;o7

Passiflora caerulea



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That Summer Feeling


That Summer Feeling
Do you remember it? When I was a kid, the beach was one of those special places that I got to go to during the summer. Tide pools were a particular favorite. It was like a whole world in a bucket-worth's amount of water. Walk a few steps and there was another world to explore! ;oD

What was your favorite place to go in the Summer when you were growing up?

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#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

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Urban Complainer


Urban Complainer
... but he thinks he's urbane ... ;o7

#SeagullButtInDisguise

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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 Jaana Nyström

Real themes:
#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 #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape #birds4all
#birdloversandwildlife
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Two Beauties


Two Beauties
Happy birthday to a couple of "birthday sisters" whom I just adore, Sam Breach and Rachael Switalski! I hope you're each having an awesome day!!







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Trinity


Trinity
“You're just beautiful. Effortlessly beautiful, like nature. You have the trinity of beauty: a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind, and a beautiful soul.” ~ Kamand Kojouri


#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Nicole H Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa ***** Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wesly Smith Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Liz C Cooksterz Littlefield


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro

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Like lily pads, round and green,


Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear. ~Anne Lamott




#naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #ThirstyThursdayPics #LeavesOnThursday

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Remembering the soaring spirits of our fallen


Remembering the soaring spirits of our fallen
and wishing a happy Memorial Weekend to all the American #Gullarazzi who get the opportunity to observe ... and the non-Americans who should have a good weekend, too ... ;o).



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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 Jaana Nyström

Real theme:
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Tony Phillips Dave Gaylord Doug Hagadorn Eric Drumm and Landscape Photography

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 #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SunsetSaturday #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2017
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Fixer Upper


Fixer Upper
You could probably get a really good deal on this spacious and airy accomodation ... ;o7

#FarmFriday Farm Friday
waves howdy to Ellie Kennard, Steven Kennard and Susanne Stelle

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My prayers go out to Manchester


My prayers go out to Manchester and all those affected by this terrible event. Let's face it, we all are.
"Console those who carry a burden of loss, injury, or trauma and empower all who support them. Strengthen all who seek to stand together in peace and unity."
#ManchesterArena #PrayersforManchester #pray4manchester #StandTogether


Model: Liz Kaetterhenry with thanks to Alex Bellanger and Sassi Sassmannshausen for their help.

Fuzzbutt


Fuzzbutt
Goslings ... a sure sign that Spring has officially sprung!
On a side note: Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all the Mom's out there!

#CanadaGoose #SeagullbuttsinDisguise

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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 Jaana Nyström

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 #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery
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Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2017

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers . I will be taking on a small group of people for a free eight week online mentorship which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence. My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously from mentorships and coaching offered by Nathan Beaulne, Robin Griggs Wood, Darryl Van Gaal, Sairam Sundaresan, Eric Raeber, Brian Wood-Koiwa, and others here on G+, and my artistic partnership with my #brotherinblur Heiko Mahr who will join me for this program as well. I’ve had the chance to assist with a number of additional programs, and now to serve as a director of the overall Mentorship Program along with Robin and Ron Clifford; I’m delighted to have the opportunity to offer my own favorite subject once again! To add to the fun, I've invited the people who participated in and assisted with the last three years' programs to help out this time around, so we'll have all of that fabulous experience in the group.

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps. My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones (1). You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, have at least a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week and perhaps many more (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough). You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Selections will be announced on Tuesday, May 16, and the first lesson will be posted on Thursday, May 18. The program will run eight weeks, through July 13.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and publicly posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– at least a public (or public collection) photo post every few days, and more is better (the program itself will be private to the group selected, except for the option of a public display album of your favorite work at the end).
• You must be interactive here on G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please answer the following questions, on the main post only, here:
https://plus.google.com/+AlexLapidus/posts/diAFj4moGn8
(your application will not be seen at any reshares). Please note that signups are not first-come, first-served, and comments will remain open for at least a few days, so please don’t worry if you’re not first in line.

1) Cameras (including smartphones) you expect to use in the program
2) Photo editing software and apps used most
3) Your goals for this mentorship
4) Amount of time you have available for participation


(1) There is at least one topic I've found it difficult to address if you’re using a point&shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks). The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).


Transition, London, 2017

Sexy #Seagullbutt


Sexy #Seagullbutt

Trick of the light there that made sort of "cheeks" out of this flamingo's back end ... ;oD
(For those new to the game, yes, I know it's not a seagull ... it's a #SeagullButtInDisguise ... join in on the antics ... :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 Jaana Nyström

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)

#Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/

#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

The Chinese Garden


The Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

On any given day you can see bunnies munching on the pristine lawns and parrot flocks flying overhead. This isn't the only thing you'll see, if you go to the The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. It contains many gardens over its 120 acres, including a Japanese Garden, Desert Garden, Baroque Garden, Australian Garden, Camellia Garden, Children's Garden, Conservatory, Herb Garden, Lily Pond, Jungle Garden, Palm Garden, Ranch Garden, Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden and a Subtropical Garden. Find out more, here: http://www.huntington.org/

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak AJ Lim and Landscape Photography

#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

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #SkyPhotography #Sky #Travel #TravelPhotography