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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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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🌎 http://robingriggswood.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 NystrΓΆm


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)

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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





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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: CondΓ© 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.


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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/
www.thearcanum.com
https://www.instagram.com/robingriggswood/
https://www.facebook.com/robingriggswood
http://www.linkedin.com/in/robingriggswood
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