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.

Start!


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


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Only the demise of Google+ could put me at the top tier of posters ... hahahah!
And, even with my image at the top of the page, stolen from a completely different Google+ post on Nov. 28th (https://robingriggswood.blogspot.com/2018/11/bolt-from-blue.html) ... oy! ... ;oD ... whatevs.


Good morning, Manhattan … :o))


Good morning, Manhattan … :o))

Looking out over the East River to Lower Manhattan from Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Dumbo, Brooklyn.




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Incoming!


Incoming!
It's been said that Los Angeles is the most photographed city in the world.*
Here's one more.

(Well, with "embellishments" … ;o))

*taking into consideration all the movies made back in the early days of Hollywood
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Bolt from the Blue


Bolt from the Blue
A rare view of stormy weather over the Chrysler Building.


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St. Bart's in Manhattan


St. Bart's in Manhattan has a fascinating purple glow to it. Partly due to the stained glass windows, but I am pretty sure that it is enhanced by uplights in that color, since it appears in some places the stained glass wouldn’t reflect on.

St. Bartholomew's Church, commonly called St. Bart's, is a historic Episcopal parish founded in January 1835, and located on the east side of Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City.

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
🌎 http://robingriggswood.com/
🔷 http://www.thearcanum.com
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If you see a bird and it's a Saturday ...


If you see a bird and it's a Saturday ...
it may be a #SeagullButtinDisguise!

Oh, golly, where else but G+ will I get away with such antics as #SeagullButtSaturday?!!! ... ;oD

If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. (... and there surely won't be on G+ in the future ... ;o7)

The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD), 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


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)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gullarazzi
#googleplusphotos

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Kalahari Sunrise


Kalahari Sunrise

May you have a lovely week ahead! ... :o)

More on the Kalahari: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalahari_Desert





#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #LandscapePhotography

Light Up the Night!


Light Up the Night!
Times Square, looking north from the Empire State building (the night shots were the only good thing about my visit at the ES bldg … ;o)) Some of the buildings in view: Condé Nast (H&M logo), One Astor Plaza, Paramount Building (lower, with the clock face), Times Square Tower, One Worldwide Plaza (in the distance with the brightly lit pyramid top).

Times Square, like Vegas, lights up everything around it.


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #rgwpost #newyorkminute #ilovenyc #manhattan #nyc #newyork #photography #landscapephotography #travel #newyorkskyline

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I'm going to miss so many folks!
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Bethesda Terrace Arcade (Lower Passage), Central Park.


Bethesda Terrace Arcade (Lower Passage), Central Park.

You may have seen it in movies or TV ... or stood here in this very spot yourself ... :)



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


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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here.
I'm going to miss so many folks!
http://robingriggswood.com/
http://www.thearcanum.com
https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
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Saying howdy to my gang ... :o))


Saying howdy to my gang ... :o))



#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (whoever is left here … ;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 Hackney cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




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

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here.
I'm going to miss so many folks!
http://robingriggswood.com/
https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
www.thearcanum.com

My Morning


My Morning
From the "Top of the Rock", NYC. My sweetie wanted to get up as high as possible to shoot and there are three good options in Manhattan––without incurring the expense of a helicopter ... ;o7––The Empire State building, Rockefeller Plaza (the "Top of the Rock") and the Freedom Tower (World Trade Center). With no time to do it all, we got to the Empire State observation deck and the "Top of the Rock" (the latter has 3 decks and you get to choose any or all).

I will say, the difference between the two is staggering. The Empire State building SUCKED in so many ways! They treat you like cattle there and are so unfriendly and unhelpful. At one point I got injured when a tourist shoved me into a piece of metal sticking out of the wall and the staff DIDN'T CARE one jot! I couldn't wait to get out of there. At the "Top of the Rock" the staff goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful. They laugh, offer suggestions and advice for the best views and are super kind for any help you need.

If you're headed to the "Top of the Rock", get there early for fewer people and luscious light (8 a.m., if you didn't stay out too late the night before ... ;o)). I would do this again and again ... the ES building, never again!

#rgwpost #rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #newyorkminute #ilovenyc #manhattan #nyc #newyork #photography #landscapephotography #travel #newyorkskyline

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here.
I'm going to miss so many folks!
http://robingriggswood.com/
https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
www.thearcanum.com

Downtown Manhattan, cruising along the Upper Bay.


Downtown Manhattan, cruising along the Upper Bay.

I've missed everyone! ... watcha been up to?


#rgwpost #rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #newyorkminute #ilovenyc #manhattan #nyc #newyork #photography #landscapephotography #travel #newyorkskyline

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I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here.
I'm going to miss so many folks!
http://robingriggswood.com/
https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
www.thearcanum.com

Sweet little mother set up household right outside my kitchen window!What a treat!


Sweet little mother set up household right outside my kitchen window! What a treat!

How is everyone doing? Life's been so busy lately; I hope you're all doing well ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #hqspbirds HQSP Birds #BTPbirdpro BTP Bird Pro

Humbled and honored to be featured in “Shades of Color” magazine,alongside some amazing photographers!


Humbled and honored to be featured in “Shades of Color” magazine, alongside some amazing photographers!
Check it out! https://shadesofcolormagazine.com/goo.gl/xX6479

Check out "Shades of Gray", too … gorgeous stuff! https://shadesofgreymagazine.com/

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #grateful #magazinefeature #sneakpreview #fineart #fineartphotography #featuredphotographer #feelingblessed

Foiled


Foiled
Milton had waited three long years, fighting many a battle with the other peacocks for his right to be the supreme leader––the AlphaPea. Then one day a fine-art photographer came, to record his superiority in all it's transcendent glory with one of those super-ultra-mega-large format film cameras (that have, like, only 8 plates of film left in the world). He'd gotten up to full tail-fanning, resplendent display for the one and only shot that would assure his place in the annals of history and posterious exaltation. Just as the photographer pressed the shutter release ....

... a flea bit Milton in the butt.


And this is the shot they'll remember him by.

Milton is surely just a #SeagullButtInDisguise ... ;o7


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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 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

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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Bokeh Addicted


Bokeh Addicted
I shot a few shots of these flowers sharp, but decided I liked the bokeh I saw in the background so much, I turned the focus on my lens. Yummy bokeh!
I'm sure I'm due for an intervention ... ;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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




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

When in doubt wear red.


When in doubt wear red.

~Bill Blass

So, what kind of trouble are you planning on getting into this weekend? ... the good kind, I hope ... ;oD

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

Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my G+ images
made available for print, or visit me at
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“If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney


“If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney

May your dreams for this week come true ... :o)



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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #Travel #TravelPhotography #Nevada

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

Bzzzzzzzzz


Bzzzzzzzzz

Just buzzing by to say hello ... :o)

How y'all doing?


#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 #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography
#btpmacropro BTP Macro Pro #hqspmacro

Untitled


Untitled

I figured you could name it for me ... ;o)
Please NOTE: Whenever seagulls are involved, there's usually silliness ... ;oD

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 *** 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



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
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

Together


Together

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." – African Proverb




#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


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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #caturday

Apparating Alien


Apparating Alien
As our explorers work out how they're going to get off this planet they've gotten themselves stranded on, a great alien beastie tries to work out how it can eat all of them at once ... ;oD

I've been creating a new compositing workshop bit by bit and updated my Screenflow software for all the tutorials I'm making. The best way to learn an update is to play with it, so I made a little Cinemagraph (https://photos.app.goo.gl/q8CZQEfMfVnNsEu88). I'll add it to the first comment in the comments area below -- see if you can point out all that's going on it ... ;o))).

Slightly early for #AlienAbductionFriday with thanks to Alex Lapidus Heiko Mahr Janice LaMere Jetski Alien Abduction Friday
#alienabductionfriday #owcbn #gplusaliennation

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #fantasyart #surrealart #mattepainting

Call me odd bird, rare bird, early bird, dickie bird ... just


Call me odd bird, rare bird, early bird, dickie bird ... just
don't call me your pigeon.

Definitely hiding something, I'm sure. Probably a #seagullbuttindisguise, if anyone remembers what that is ... ;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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography

Grumpy


Grumpy

It's been devilishly hot here (110˚ last Friday and I don't even live in a desert ... ugh! I gave myself a heatstroke tying to save my garden). This guy looks about how I feel ... ;oD
How's the weather where you are?

Juvenile Green Heron

#WaterBirdWednesday Water Bird Wednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you'd like any of my images made available for print at http://www.robingriggswood.com

Happy 4th of July, U.S.A.!!


Happy 4th of July, U.S.A.!!

I've decided I'm going to chill at home this evening, so this is the only fireworks display I'll have for you this year ... ;o7
(Why, yes, as a matter of fact I have lost my marbles ... and if you happen to find them, please feel free to send them my way ... :oD)



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #4thofJuly2018 #4thofJuly #IndependenceDay

"Watta’yer lookin’ at?!"


"Watta’yer lookin’ at?!"

SWAN FACTS
… swans were originally called long ducks
… swans can break a man’s arm using only their mind
… swans can't get a passport
… there are over 7 swans in the wild
… swans cannot speak English
… swans are unreliable as postmen
… a swan is really a #seagullbuttindisguise

#FridaysAreBokehlicious meets #SeagullButtSaturday
Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie six

#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

and

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


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
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 http://www.robingriggswood.com

Back Home Again


Back Home Again

Life can take you to some unexpected places, but it's always good to get back to familiar friend. Happy weekend to you all!

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

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

8n't Misbehavin'


8n't Misbehavin'

It is possible that there are things more gratifying in this world than being able to bend one's body into a "figure 8" to land a much-needed scratch on the nethers, butt I can't think of it right now ... ;o7

#FridaysAreBokehlicious meets #SeagullButtSaturday
Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie cinq



: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

and

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




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #Bokehlicious #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#hqspbirds #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery

The Way You Look Tonight


The Way You Look Tonight

I hope you have some exciting plans for your weekend. My last weekend was super-exciting (my son got married!), so I'm going for a little less exciting this weekend .. ;oD
Whatever you're going for, I hope it's good ... :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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




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

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

Oh, yeah, Spring, baby!


Oh, yeah, Spring, baby!

Whatcha all doin' this weekend? .... something Springy, I hope!

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

"Ya can't catch me, I'm the Ginger Bread Stealin' Man!"


"Ya can't catch me, I'm the Ginger Bread Stealin' Man!"

This little snack filcher was so funny ... every time I tried to get a bit closer for my shot, it would hop to the next rock. Not fly, but hop, hop, just out of reach. I think he was having fun with me, really. As evidenced by the "thumbs up" configuration of that bread ... ;oD

For anyone who's still playing #SeagullButtSaturday ... ;o))

––––
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



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
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

Is it Spring Yet?


Is it Spring Yet?
Yes, I know it's Spring already, but this is a little commiseration for those of you who are experiencing later-than-average cold weather. We're just starting to have a bit of warmth ... yum ... :o))

Western Lowland Gorilla, one of the great apes and currently listed as "critically endangered" (and completely out of its element in this snowy scene I've made here ... ;o))

And since Alex Lapidus says apes can be included in #monkeymonday, I'll give a shout out to them here ... :o) ( Monkey Monday) with thanks to Alex Lapidus and Jetski

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
http://www.robingriggswood.com

#earthday #earthday2018 #CreateaBetterEarth #EarthDayEveryday
#threatenedthursday #naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO Animal Pro

This goes under the heading of: Things I would have missed had I notbeen staring at the world through my lens ...


This goes under the heading of: Things I would have missed had I not been staring at the world through my lens ...

This tiny desert butterfly is called a "San Emigdio Blue" (Plebejus emigdionis) and its full wingspan is only about 1 cm at it's widest point. He was the dickens to catch (in a shot), too, because he was very active and would dash off as soon as I got near enough to catch him in macro ... ;oD

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

"The Guardian of Tintagel"


"The Guardian of Tintagel"

Letting my imagination run wild with a spirit guardian of King Arthur's old home.

My imagination has a tendency to do that ... ;o7


This image available for print at https://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-Z9Hzg3q/buy


#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
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #mattepainting

Feelin' Happy


Feelin' Happy

Oy, where has the week gone! But I've gotten a lot done and feel pretty happy about that! Just popping in to say howdy to the #bokehlicious gang and wish everyone a happy weekend ahead. If this image doesn't make you feel happy enough, go and peruse photos of puppies ... ;oD →
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/national-puppy-day-2018-photographs_us_5ab4d34ce4b054d118e1c10f


Floral Fridays are #Bokehlicious ... :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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




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

Contrast


Contrast

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
~ Charles Dickens



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

Happy International Day of Happiness! 👍😃😎🙂😊😍😘


Happy International Day of Happiness! 👍😃😎🙂😊😍😘

Happiness radiates like a sunrise and draws more good things towards you.
To be happy, be the sunshine around you ... :o)



🤗 #internationaldayofhappiness #dayofhappiness #happiness

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

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #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

The FINDING YOUR VISION mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

The FINDING YOUR VISION mentorship is ready for sign-ups!


This is a special program designed specifically for beginner to intermediate Street Photographers. (Please note "Beginner" means you've shot some Street Photography prior to taking this mentorship)

Most people think that Photography is all about cameras and lenses. It actually about ideas and creativity, it’s about seeing the world in a different way, finding a unique way to express yourself and finding your own personal vision.

In this mentorship I will share my understanding of the elements that make a strong image. Firstly by analysing images captured. Secondly by increased awareness through mindful practice at Street. By the end of the mentorship, participants will have a better understanding of these elements, that should be reflected in their images. Also a better understand principles of design and their own personal vision.

This is a free mentorship is offered through the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers


I will be taking on a handful of people for an 8 week on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I’ve been taking photos for 35 years, and have specialised in Street Photography for the past 3 years.
I’m a Sphere 2 graduate from the Arcanum. Most of my Street Photography has been self taught, but also formally through workshops and the Arcanum.

The applicants will need to be already have experience shooting Street Photography.
You will need to be available to shoot at street at least once a week for 6 of the 8 week program.
Assignments will be posted on a Friday so you need have time available to complete them each week.
You own/ have access to a camera that you can shoot in Automatic / Aperture Priority/ Shutter Priority.
Processing in Adobe Lightroom or similar is preferred but not essential.



PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a technical workshop. You can use any kind of camera that you can shoot on aperture /shutter priority. Either point and shoot, DSLR or mirrorless, you will need to be familiar with your own camera. Processing will covered, but please do not outlay any money for software.

Sign up will be open until Saturday the 10th March. Selections will begin on the 11th March for the Mentorship beginning Monday the 19th March 2018.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking street photos and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.



To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: (your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:



1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Level of Street Photography experience
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC
3) None? Beginner? Intermediate?
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors Robin Griggs Wood Ron Clifford and Alex Lapidus

Bliss


Bliss

There's nothing like a good roll in the dust, right?! ... ;oD



#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
#wildlifewednesday #naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO BTP Animal Pro

#animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #animal_fanatics #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #wildlifelovers #earthfocus #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts

Let's Bumble in the Jungle .... ;o7


Let's Bumble in the Jungle .... ;o7

More Bee-okahlicious-ness!
Happy Friday my #bokeholic brethren!

#bumblingthroughlife
#beebutt

#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

Splishity-Splashity


Splishity-Splashity

Male Bufflehead Duck .... probably getting ready for a date ... ;o7
I just love ducks, don't you? They have such sweet faces.

You can read more about this species here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufflehead



Water Bird Wednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins  #WaterbirdWednesday  

#naturephotography #hqspbirds #BTPBirdPRO BTP Bird Pro

#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 Smile


A Smile
I'm not quite sure what the greatest achievement in my lifetime will prove to be, but I am pretty sure that up at the top of the list will be to have given pleasure to others. The simplest way is with a smile. There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile is understood by all. Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

I'm smiling at you right now ... ;o))


#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

#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

Fresh


Fresh
... like laundry-soap-commercial plus nasal-decongestant-commercial fresh ... ;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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




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Floral Fridays are Bee-okehlicious ... :o))


Floral Fridays are Bee-okehlicious ... :o))

Can't wait for Spring!
Happy weekend, everyone!

[Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)] ... and some bees ... ;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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

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

Livin' for the Weekend


Livin' for the Weekend
My life might look tangled, but it's all headed towards a purpose ... :o)

Side note: back in my junior college days, the professor had an assistant, Rosetta, who used to say "Livin' for the weekend!" all the time––like a broken record. Though, she did have the most lyrical, honey-smooth voice. We always giggled, even after the millionth time she said it. I can still hear it clearly in my head. So, here's to Rosetta, who was already older than Methuselah by then and is probably in "perpetual weekend-mode" now ... and here's to all of you having a lovely weekend, looking forward to whatever adventure you choose.

#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

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Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the words of my own Apprentices. Below, find +CBressanPhoto's amazing results and praise.
The Arcanum is more than just learning; it is understanding what is inside of the creation process. You can unlock yours!
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I have a few spots open. Contact me directly in this post, if you are interested in rising rapidly to your next higher ground. (At the site, you'll be auto-matched to another Master, so contact me directly, if you want me as a Master.)

Celso's journey:
"This Journey had led me to understand what is Art and unlocked hidden perceptions in me. It helped me to comprehend what I needed to do in order to walk the new Journey through inspiration and externalizing the subtle feelings of my soul, feelings that were dormant but always present and I didn't know they would exist.

"I can definitely say that The Arcanum is far more than just learning better Photography; is far more than just practicing to adjust the controls of a camera and post-processing a picture; it's, actually, to understand what is inside of the creation process and to recognize how to feel, with my heart, this creativity.

"Thank you, Robin Griggs Wood for leading me through this process to find myself within the realms of Art!

"Thank you, The Arcanum, for opening the doors for people like me to break the chains that were anchoring me on the ground of the crude emotions!

"Whether I am going to produce master pieces of art, this is not relevant; what is relevant is that I learned to see and to feel the way to go there. What I am going to do next, it is up to me because now I can walk on my own!"
~ Celso Bressan

See more of Celso's beautiful works and more at www.celsobressan.com.

To find out more about the Arcanum, visit http://www.thearcanum.com/. (At the site, you'll be auto-matched to another Master, so contact me directly in this post, if you want me as a Master.)

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