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Robin Griggs Wood

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fine artist • photographer • mood elevator

Occupation: digital fine art & portraiture (Arcanum: Academy of Artistic Mastery)

Location: the U.S.A.

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Robin Griggs Wood has been at 38 events

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Lotus Carroll1,777,636Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for August 23rd. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Motion Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 17th up until Monday morning, August 24th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfpotraiture   #selfportrait   #motion  Selfie Sunday: Motion2015-08-23 03:00:0048  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397Not long ago, I released a video tutorial series about Landscape Photography at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/landscape-and-travel-photography-tutorial-new-zealand/ - I thought it would be fun to process a photo live on the air! The Landscape Tutorial is 40% off for a few more days, so that's a good deal. The page says $79, but it will ring up as $47 in the store. Time/Date:  In the US, Sunday at 4 PM PT, 6 PM CST, 7 PM ET I'll invite a few people from the Stuck In Customs Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/114805630646077487810 to join in as well! :)  I'll be watching all the questions that are happening live as well as taking live questions during the hangout. I'll probably edit some of my new photos from Dubai and Germany so you can get a sense of what I do. Anyway, this is a free event... just to give back... hope you enjoy it! :)Live Photo-Processing Fun, Join me!2015-03-23 00:00:00356  
True Colors5,187You want to win a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD with hundreds of online-training courses to strengthen your photographic skills? Then send us up to maximum 5 of your best Fine Art Fantastic pics. The Award will be granted approx. 4 weeks after the deadline by a jury of real-world art professionals. To enable good communications and plussing please add the organizers @112527225704468158520 @111799391995416167619 @102202857193383470434 - thanks and enjoy! To follow the shortlisting process you can join our FAF-community!Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner2015-01-14 23:00:00225  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397Join us for the Live Show today!! :)  Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET (Tue in GMT, Aus, NZ)  — What does the winner get?  Nothing but the pride and the amazing sweet look of defeat upon the faces of the competition! Will @102227359845636175866 win AGAIN?!?  How about @103698889037599783920 ?  Maybe even @115304645050453722342  or newcomer to the Battle, @112975185744389771900 ?  We'll see!  It's gonna be another Very Fun Show from Masters at www.TheArcanum.com ! :) You can see last week's show (and others) here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3fOz_btXi-z0enxhyh5lE2zEtF2rleDY Show 6 of the fun photography competition - The Creation Wars!2014-12-23 03:00:00168  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397The Big Photo Competition show goes live soon!  Every week, we get on a bunch of Masters from The Arcanum, each of whom brings some amazing photography from their Apprentices. The competition and scoring always gets a bit hot and spicy, so don't miss it! :) We usually start with a bit of news, so this week I'll be holding up the new DJI Inspire Quadcopter that is Absolutely Awesome — I'll be taking it down to Antarctica with me for two weeks and really give it a run! The Masters from www.TheArcanum.com joining us this week will be @106255898978966943774 @100152482963867776449 @107941091850661246411 @112311470127292513285 — and we'll be joined too by my Co-Host @103155291053045215105 ... and @105385127622787931046 and @104220190988450956658 will be on hand as well! We'll probably start up the show a little early... and you can enjoy the pre-show where there is often quite a bit of confusion!Show 5: The new DJI Inspire Quadcopter and Creation Wars Photo Competition Fun!2014-12-16 03:00:00140  
Margaret Tompkins149,761*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  
Ron Clifford2,948,761He's Back and we are excited to Host another show with the King of Photoshop @117952114471085607930!   +David Biedny is and he's back to engage us in some Photoshop chops like only David can! The Jedi Master of Photoshop. David Tells  me he will be  be talking about the power of channels, Curves, advanced sharpening, and the magic of blue screen matte extraction and spill removal ........but .........if you know him,  you will know no matter what he demonstrates, it will be awesome! David will also  briefly demonstrate one of my secret weapons ,   imaging that is NOT Photoshop.  Oh the rumours that may start! Myself ( +Ron Clifford ) and +Jan Kabili  along with +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes  want to invite you to the most relevant online Photoshop Show available. The Show is live but will also be available to view and review right after here on the event and later on the Show YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/14h2GsZThe Photoshop Show 52 - with guest David Biedny2014-03-05 03:00:0079  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)11,937Open from February 20th till April 5th 2014 Please direct all your invite answers to the other link https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvb471f7f2gos499j972j5dr35s There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0020  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00899  
Ron Clifford2,948,761Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!! The code is thepsshow0402 Valid only till Sunday!! Enter it during check out. http://glyndewis.com/store/ *When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of @106535723624866309220 !! If you don't know Glyn, tune in Tuesday at 9pm eastern, If you do Know Glyn, them I'm sure I'll see you Tuesday!! ******************** *DESCRIPTION* In this weeks show Glyn will be covering some 'Quick Fire' Photoshop techniques that he uses in his own pictures to create lighting effects for added mood and atmosphere, Special Effects and more…  *ABOUT GLYN* Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Having been introduced to Photography & Photoshop just over 8 years ago by a family member, Glyn now has clients ranging from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand. Known mainly for his use of Photoshop, Glyn travels internationally teaching his own series of workshops and writes for several Photoshop magazine in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2012 Glyn was inducted as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors and has been featured in the New York Times for his Photography techniques. ******************** Your Hosts @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557  OUr amazing Producer @105845861210914905032 and the our ever engaging panelist @101437802758827481019 will be there to meet with you all in the comments of the live show. The Live version will be right here on this event, On @114084346097505894743 page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   #lightroom   #HOA  The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00119  
SmugMug47,123*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00143  
Ron Clifford2,948,761*Did you hear???* _Websters included the word *SELFY* in the dictionary_ Oh yes they did!!! I think this weeks guest is solely responsible for that!  Mark is going to walk us through one of his recent creations as well as talk to us about doing the  Movie Mashup Theme day on G+ @110573952887886961621  is a graphic designer and visual artist that blurs the lines between photography and reality with his outrageous self portraits and his movie mashup posters. you never know what he will throw at you next in the way of his visual art  The show will stream live right on this event at showtime YouTube Channel where it will be live and recorded  http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ Live interactive chatroom  http://bit.ly/14h1Ts2The Photoshop Show - with guest Mark Rodriguez2013-09-04 03:00:00205  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397Whoa - this show is blowin' up ! :)   +Kim Dotcom is here in town and coming over to open up the show with me in person... it'll be fun!  We'll talk about the new https://mega.co.nz/ and how it's a cool, secure place to store your photos or whateva with crazy-advanced encryption.  We'll also be taking live questions if you have any via the G+ Questions interface... And then we're also big giveaway for the new v2 of the Camera Capture Clip at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2013/08/12/the-colors-of-death-valley/  +Peter Dering will pop on to talk about that... And then after all that awesomeness, we'll move on to talk about printing and selling prints!   Joining us are +Karen Hutton +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel to get that discussion nice and meaty.  Thanks to our producer +Dave Veffer  ! :) Will +Gino Barasa show up?  Only the shadow knows....New Live Show #87 - Kim Dotcom, Capture Clip Giveaway, + Photographers and Prints! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-08-13 04:00:00215  
Ron Clifford2,948,761*Mouse or Tablet?  Which one do you use.*  Should you be using a tablet? Will it help your workflow?  Is it difficult to use?  To help us with those questions we are very excited to bring you Special Guest and  senior evangelist at Wacom Technology, Wes Maggio. +Weston Maggio  is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for the global leader in pen input technology, Wacom Technology Services Corp. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and regular beta-tester of the industry-leading graphic software applications, Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, instructing them on the latest ways in which they can realize their vision and optimize their workflow. A passionate trainer and speaker, Wes speaks and presents at industry events around the world. +Ron Clifford  will also be giving a demo on Noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.  He will demonstrate on a .jpeg image that was Shot at 1600 ISO indoors with poor light and it includes feathers.  The  results may surprise you! *And yes we have a shiny new Intous5 small tablet to be given away, details to be announced at the beginning of the broadcast A $229 value. http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-tablets/intuos/intuos5-touch-small* This week we will be using the Youtube Chat and player to keep things simple.  My Channel is here : http://bit.ly/16ewICkThe Photoshop Show 34 - With Guest Wes Maggio of Wacom2013-06-26 03:00:00115  
Jeff Smith62,111Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
SmugMug47,123Have you ever wondered how to get your photos picked up by ad agencies? How does a photographer get their foot in the door? These are questions many of us have thought about before, since photography (and ads) are everywhere we look. Well, SmugMug Pro @114056084994793924628 helped answer some of those question during a recent SmugMug podcast (bit.ly/ZsDwsb). But, we found, that the interest in this subject is off the charts, and the follow up questions for Alan have been coming in fast and furious. So Alan has volunteered to spend an hour answering nothing but your questions in a live, On Air Google Hangout!  _Join SmugMug's Rocky Bowels and Michael Bonocore as they ask your questions to Alan Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00PM EST._ Have a question you would like us to ask Alan? Simply add it as a comment here, on this event. Alan will also do his best to respond to any questions we do not ask during the broadcast, right here in the Google+ event. So make sure to RSVP, and post your best question for Alan. We will even be giving away a year of SmugMug Portfolio to one lucky person who asks a question before the end of the live hangout.  And yes, this will be recorded to view on our YouTube channel.  #Photography #Advertising #Commercial #SmugMug #SmugMugProWhat Ad Agencies Want From You - Interested in Fashion or Commercial Photography?2013-06-12 03:00:0076  
Google Photos6,330,506Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering *YOUR* questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can. And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:001024  
Google Photos6,330,506Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad. This week's panel includes: +Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager +Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer +Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer +Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer *For those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!* This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion. Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00229  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00772  
SmugMug47,123SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos _Photos like this beauty from @110483720435337739097 at Mount Rainier National Park, which is a finalist for the 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Want to learn Dave's secrets for taking night photos? Check out his free tutorial at_ bit.ly/PiB5Wg Well, the April SmugMug Cover Photo Contest was a *HUGE* Success! We have announced one of the four winners, with the others being announced on a weekly basis. All of images submitted were fantastic, and we loved the excitement and interaction throughout the contest. So...*let's do it again!* How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May_ event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on May 7th, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the June event, which will also be open for submissions by May 7th *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00122  
Heidi Anne Morris66,634                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4893  
Sheila B. DuBois47,778 Denis will be talking about what it takes to start a business from scratch and also talking about how he started his not for profit website www.dailywow.org https://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027  
Ron Clifford2,948,761*There's gonna be a showdown* Here it is!  The link to the 2 photos for you to try your hand at post processing Ron's Lake scene http://db.tt/jIdFb0S2 Jan's book scene http://db.tt/1TfxpP6b The Rules. - Download one or both images - Edit them as creatively or modestly as you want - upload one image to the Upload Pictures right here on the top of this event - A couple of days before the next show we will announce the winner/s on the *Photoshop and Lightroom Users*  Community and on our streams For this week the prize is the love and accolades of being selected. If we get good engagement we will surely have some prizes in the future. O.K not a showdown, more like a challenge.  This week +Jan Kabili  and Myself +Ron Clifford will be introducing a new segment we are starting. It will be called something like *"Now Process This"* and it will involve you!  That's right, we want to have you involved by offering a challenge each show to download and process an image we provide during that show.  You will have until the next show (2 weeks) to process it however you see fit (in good taste) and upload it to our event.  The winner of each week will be featured in a post on our "Photoshop and Lightroom users" Community page as well as announced on the event thread and in our streams.  If this is half as awesome as I know it will be, then we hope to be wrangling up some prizes to be awarded as well. We are going to be using a new feature as well so viewers can have the option to see a high resolution live view of our desktops while we share.  I have used it now and it works really well! To get the whole scoop, you will need to tune in on Tuesday (Tomorrow) and find out how you can be involved!   The show will be Broadcast right from this event and on my stream +Ron Clifford The Chat will be here http://blyve.com/event/8c041051753efe25440c0000 +Dave Bell and +Taylor Beckley will be joining us to -heckle- cheer us on and bring your questions to us through the live chat.The Photoshop Show 24 - The Big Event2013-02-06 03:00:0051  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00519  
SmugMug47,123Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00419  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Billy Wilson1,550,258Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00109  
Ron Clifford2,948,761What do you Get when you mix a photographer a  Google product Manager on the Google+ Photos team and  a former Nik Software product manager. You get @107982474099703846460 That's who!  Josh is Joining Jan Kabili and Myself on Tuesday night to talk about Photography, His passion for NIK plugins and hopefully give us a little insight into the recent acquisition of Nik Software by Google.  (it's all hush hush so we'll have to see if we can get just a little info).  He will give us live demonstrations of how he uses Silver Effects Pro as well as some of the other plug ins  in the suite. Join us Tuesday November 13th at 9pm Eastern 6pm Pacific  My Stream: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonClifford/posts or My YouTube: http://goo.gl/fg6YJ Live interactive chat: http://goo.gl/8HGHWThe Photoshop Show 19 with Guest Josh Haftel2012-11-14 03:00:0064  
Benjamin Cortis168,568*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00341  
Jeff Smith62,111Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Trey Ratcliff8,769,397*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!   *Trey's Variety Hour #56* - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms  We'll have on @103519655975029093996 to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show @114092052797730247075 is getting one of these cameras!  We're putting together a few other guests right now too...  I think "Micro Four Thirds" might just be the *worst name ever* for a class of cameras. But after you get over that hopelessly confusing fractional name, you may find this is a light, quick, mobile system that will fit your lifestyle.  No more carrying around giant iron and lenses to take good photos needed! #1 Question We Get:  How Can I Be on the Show!?!?!?   Answer:  Contact @114092052797730247075  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00371  
Carra Riley54,840Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
Isabelle Fortin27,161Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00144  
Scott Jarvie443,958*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00141  
Jeff Smith62,111Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Ron Clifford2,948,761Who's the most vibrant, versatile, vivacious photographer on G+? It's our featured guest on the next episode of @114084346097505894743  this coming Tuesday-- the talented @112471890387110967375! . Co-hosts  @115571998474046088312  and @108215644829092784557  invite you to tune in to the show at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT, Tuesday August 21 for a look behind the curtain at how Karen creates her scintillating photographs. Join us on Ron's G+ stream, http://bit.ly/NzZTrL  Chatroom is here: http://blyve.com/event/7e042f5024132a3449000000 our amazing panelists are @113977984500465768287  of @103211003560717503058 , and the oh so fun and talented @101437802758827481019 and our superwonderful, @114764567692252908296 .  Now that's a lineup of awesomesauce!!The Photoshop Show 142012-08-22 03:00:00114  
Trever McGhee97,048Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  
Yifat Cohen85,385*HOW ONE MOM’S BLOG BECAME THE BIGGEST NETWORK IN THE UK.*  @117079763782826581726 was a tech journalist contributing stories to ZDNet, Computing, Computer Weekly, Information Age, Mac User and the Guardian.  When her daughter turned 2 she started a parenting blog at Who's the Mummy, (ranked the UK's #1 parenting blog by Cision.) As comments started to come in, she realized there are other women bloggers out there but there was no way to find them, or know who the influences are. So she created @105290313389486695784 *a directory of 2,500 parent blogs that is fully updated every month, and allows brands to search, identify and contact the UK's most popular and influential bloggers.* *WHAT CAN YOU GET FROM A SUCCESSFUL BLOG?* How about an *invitation to go and tour the sets of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios* *Paid trips and accommodation* like the one Sally got to the South of France.. *Free products to review* and of course - *a nice income*. *SO HOW DO YOU GET YOUR BLOG TO THAT POINT?* Join us this Thur. and ask Sally directly.How to monetize your blog? The power is the numbers.2012-08-16 18:00:0061  

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Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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2015-12-22 17:40:17 (95 comments; 165 reshares; 1,424 +1s)Open 

Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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2015-12-22 17:40:17 (95 comments; 165 reshares; 1,424 +1s)Open 

Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

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Pea-Kaboo!

#ButtshotAvoidanceTechniques  




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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 +PatrickKelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lo... more »

Pea-Kaboo!

#ButtshotAvoidanceTechniques  




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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)

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

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2016-04-29 15:53:15 (30 comments; 7 reshares; 232 +1s)Open 

A Little Bokeh Fairytale

Once upon a time there were two small specks, that lived out in the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. They were such sad and lonely little specks.

Over in the spacious Rest of the World, the Creative One enjoyed her fun, playing with the light that she gathered in her magic black box, but she wished for someone to share her joy of the light with.

One day, playing as usual under her favorite tree, she heard a small whimper coming from one of the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. She pointed her magic black box in the direction of the sound to shine the light and try to see who it was coming from.

The little specks saw the light created by the magic black box and, it was so beautiful and delicious looking, they started gobbling it up as quickly as they could. The more they ate, the more they grew. They grew and grew and grew and... more »

A Little Bokeh Fairytale

Once upon a time there were two small specks, that lived out in the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. They were such sad and lonely little specks.

Over in the spacious Rest of the World, the Creative One enjoyed her fun, playing with the light that she gathered in her magic black box, but she wished for someone to share her joy of the light with.

One day, playing as usual under her favorite tree, she heard a small whimper coming from one of the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. She pointed her magic black box in the direction of the sound to shine the light and try to see who it was coming from.

The little specks saw the light created by the magic black box and, it was so beautiful and delicious looking, they started gobbling it up as quickly as they could. The more they ate, the more they grew. They grew and grew and grew and grew!

They grew so big, in fact, that they started to grow together. They could see and touch each other! They had friends! They weren’t the only ones out there! For, they could now see that there were many, many others like them––all gobbling up the delicious light from the magic black box.

The Creative One smiled with pleasure that she had others to share her joy and fun of light with!

And the Bokeh family lived happily ever after.

The Beginning


#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 +Paul Moody +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +John Balboni +Kal Pant +Dave Besbris +Wendy Chase +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Shannon Adelson +Graham Knights +Sean McLean and, erm, me!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography___

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2016-04-27 16:03:48 (27 comments; 36 reshares; 533 +1s)Open 

Friend or Foe? ... or food?!

This baby tiger didn't quite know what to make of the crayfish wandering around at the bottom of his pond. It was so funny to watch 7-month-old Suka react to this little critter; going in and out of the water and snarling at it, but not approaching it too closely. He is so much larger than the crayfish, it made me wonder if he got nipped once by its front pincer to cause his hostility and trepidation.

*Depiction of the actual event, as I had to shoot several frames to get all the elements in focus for this final image.

#SafariPark   #fiercekitteh

Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #BTPAnimalPRO +BTP Animal Pro  #HQSPAnimals #catsallovertheworld #... more »

Friend or Foe? ... or food?!

This baby tiger didn't quite know what to make of the crayfish wandering around at the bottom of his pond. It was so funny to watch 7-month-old Suka react to this little critter; going in and out of the water and snarling at it, but not approaching it too closely. He is so much larger than the crayfish, it made me wonder if he got nipped once by its front pincer to cause his hostility and trepidation.

*Depiction of the actual event, as I had to shoot several frames to get all the elements in focus for this final image.

#SafariPark   #fiercekitteh

Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #BTPAnimalPRO +BTP Animal Pro  #HQSPAnimals #catsallovertheworld #caturdayeveryday #caturday   #catsbigandsmallthebest #babytiger #tiger   #wildlifewednesday   #threatenedthursday  ___

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2016-04-23 13:53:15 (42 comments; 54 reshares; 445 +1s)Open 

”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn't quite apparent in the thumbnail here .... ;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 +CoraTriton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolf... more »

”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn't quite apparent in the thumbnail here .... ;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


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord  +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  #SunsetSaturday   #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums___

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2016-04-22 13:58:20 (33 comments; 28 reshares; 332 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.
I love my home.
So often we feel that the idea of trying to change the circumstances of our world is too overwhelming. What can one person do, really?! Take some time to find the beauty in your own neighborhood. It’s a fact that the more we appreciate something, the more we want to take care of it. No one who destroys their environment is really lazy or disinterested in caring for it; they only need to learn to love it more. If you want to help the Earth, start locally. Help others to cultivate their gratitude for what they have to amplify their desire to keep it from harm.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.#... more »

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.
I love my home.
So often we feel that the idea of trying to change the circumstances of our world is too overwhelming. What can one person do, really?! Take some time to find the beauty in your own neighborhood. It’s a fact that the more we appreciate something, the more we want to take care of it. No one who destroys their environment is really lazy or disinterested in caring for it; they only need to learn to love it more. If you want to help the Earth, start locally. Help others to cultivate their gratitude for what they have to amplify their desire to keep it from harm.

We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part. #CreateCommunityEarthDay

#EarthDay #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #LandscapePhotography #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #Sky___

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2016-04-16 14:49:04 (33 comments; 14 reshares; 351 +1s)Open 

Up Above the World So High
... like a raptor in the sky.

I snapped this fellow during my balloon ride above Safari Park (https://plus.google.com/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/7LVbDHgzisW). He was soaring along with us (maybe he likes balloons ... or maybe he wanted to attack us ... ;o)). 

It was nice to have the opportunity to shoot at eye level to their flight, and see the top of the bird instead ... ;o)). Just a #RaptorButtSaturday  click for #SeagullButtsInDisguise . I mean, if you were a seagull, wouldn't you want to wear a raptor costume?! ... ;oD

Actually, while I was rather close to the bird up there, I didn't get close enough to ask it if it was a raptor or not. All my research says it is most likely, Cathartes Aura, a relative of the Condor.

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photographytheme as #... more »

Up Above the World So High
... like a raptor in the sky.

I snapped this fellow during my balloon ride above Safari Park (https://plus.google.com/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/7LVbDHgzisW). He was soaring along with us (maybe he likes balloons ... or maybe he wanted to attack us ... ;o)). 

It was nice to have the opportunity to shoot at eye level to their flight, and see the top of the bird instead ... ;o)). Just a #RaptorButtSaturday  click for #SeagullButtsInDisguise . I mean, if you were a seagull, wouldn't you want to wear a raptor costume?! ... ;oD

Actually, while I was rather close to the bird up there, I didn't get close enough to ask it if it was a raptor or not. All my research says it is most likely, Cathartes Aura, a relative of the Condor.

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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)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery 

My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/___

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2016-04-15 21:21:33 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

It was inevitable ...



<snicker> 
... total fake! ...  just having a little fun with +Leo Deegan, +Elizabeth Hahn, +Lauri Novak and +Dave Bell ... thanks for contributing to my grins this morning, my friends ... :o)))

It was inevitable ...



<snicker> 
... total fake! ...  just having a little fun with +Leo Deegan, +Elizabeth Hahn, +Lauri Novak and +Dave Bell ... thanks for contributing to my grins this morning, my friends ... :o)))___

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2016-04-15 16:17:14 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

+Leo Deegan ... I think the Google spam-killers have gone crazy-mad with power and are out of control ... ;o7.

While I have the screenshot up, if you have the ear of one of the UI developers, there's this phrase at the top that says "Only you can see comments that were removed as spam." ... only, we can't see them here ... unless "you" is 15 and doesn't require a prescription to improve visual capabilities ... ;oD. They are the palest of gray and crossed out! How are we supposed to see them?! I had to click on your profile pic just to make sure it was actually you that Google had singled out in their war against spam... ;o)))

+Leo Deegan ... I think the Google spam-killers have gone crazy-mad with power and are out of control ... ;o7.

While I have the screenshot up, if you have the ear of one of the UI developers, there's this phrase at the top that says "Only you can see comments that were removed as spam." ... only, we can't see them here ... unless "you" is 15 and doesn't require a prescription to improve visual capabilities ... ;oD. They are the palest of gray and crossed out! How are we supposed to see them?! I had to click on your profile pic just to make sure it was actually you that Google had singled out in their war against spam... ;o)))___

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2016-04-14 15:00:24 (27 comments; 19 reshares; 368 +1s)Open 

400 feet in a balloon above San Diego's Safari Park. This is a 26-image stitch of the largest portion of the park. 

We had a beautiful day, hanging out with +Jenny Loren, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography).

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

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

400 feet in a balloon above San Diego's Safari Park. This is a 26-image stitch of the largest portion of the park. 

We had a beautiful day, hanging out with +Jenny Loren, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography).

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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SkyPhotography #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky ___

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2016-04-13 13:59:18 (24 comments; 25 reshares; 470 +1s)Open 

Enjoy Spring

Go ahead, give it a big, fat kiss ... ;o))

For those in the lower hemisphere, Fall is rather kiss-worthy, too ... ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #BTPAnimalPRO   #HQSPAnimals #WildlifeWednesday #giraffe #wildlifewednesday #animalphotography #animals #animallovers  

Enjoy Spring

Go ahead, give it a big, fat kiss ... ;o))

For those in the lower hemisphere, Fall is rather kiss-worthy, too ... ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #BTPAnimalPRO   #HQSPAnimals #WildlifeWednesday #giraffe #wildlifewednesday #animalphotography #animals #animallovers  ___

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2016-04-09 16:11:08 (25 comments; 7 reshares; 209 +1s)Open 

Jewel of Denial

Sorry, little one; no matter how much you argue, you will always be a #seagullbuttindisguise  to the #Gullarazzi .

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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 +GazzarooniiT. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +L... more »

Jewel of Denial

Sorry, little one; no matter how much you argue, you will always be a #seagullbuttindisguise  to the #Gullarazzi .

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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)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/___

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2016-04-06 17:44:30 (30 comments; 38 reshares; 535 +1s)Open 

Family Ties

I'm wondering if this is the growing-up baby from your exquisite shot, +Laurie Rubin (https://plus.google.com/+laurierubin/posts/JrSg581fTvE)?

Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)





#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #BTPAnimalPRO   #HQSPAnimals #ElephantWednesday #elephant #elephants #wildlifewednesday #animalphotography   #babyanimals #animals #animallovers  

Family Ties

I'm wondering if this is the growing-up baby from your exquisite shot, +Laurie Rubin (https://plus.google.com/+laurierubin/posts/JrSg581fTvE)?

Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)





#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #BTPAnimalPRO   #HQSPAnimals #ElephantWednesday #elephant #elephants #wildlifewednesday #animalphotography   #babyanimals #animals #animallovers  ___

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2016-04-02 14:51:36 (48 comments; 54 reshares; 700 +1s)Open 

Trust

A skill we were all born with.


Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)





#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #BTPAnimalPRO #HQSPAnimals #catsallovertheworld #caturdayeveryday #caturday  #catsbigandsmallthebest

Trust

A skill we were all born with.


Hanging out in real life with +Jenny Loren +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres ( +Art through the Aperture Photography)





#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #BTPAnimalPRO #HQSPAnimals #catsallovertheworld #caturdayeveryday #caturday  #catsbigandsmallthebest___

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2016-03-31 15:58:23 (28 comments; 46 reshares; 463 +1s)Open 

Baby Tiger

I had the joy to go shooting with +Jenny Loren, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography) yesterday. And, through the immense patience of Jenny, we got the opportunity to see the Sumatran tiger cub! (She just kept saying, "I know he'll come out here" ... thanks, Jenny!)

"The cub is the 26th endangered Sumatran tiger born at the Safari Park, and he is the first cub to be hand-raised at the Park since 1984. With the addition of this tiny cub, the Safari Park is now home to seven Sumatran Tigers. There are fewer than 350 Sumatran Tigers in the wild, and that number continues to drop. Scientists estimate that this species could be extinct in its native Sumatra by 2020, unless measures are taken to protect and preserve it.

"Tigers face many challenges in the wild, from loss of habitat to conflicts... more »

Baby Tiger

I had the joy to go shooting with +Jenny Loren, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and Paula Contreres (+Art through the Aperture Photography) yesterday. And, through the immense patience of Jenny, we got the opportunity to see the Sumatran tiger cub! (She just kept saying, "I know he'll come out here" ... thanks, Jenny!)

"The cub is the 26th endangered Sumatran tiger born at the Safari Park, and he is the first cub to be hand-raised at the Park since 1984. With the addition of this tiny cub, the Safari Park is now home to seven Sumatran Tigers. There are fewer than 350 Sumatran Tigers in the wild, and that number continues to drop. Scientists estimate that this species could be extinct in its native Sumatra by 2020, unless measures are taken to protect and preserve it.

"Tigers face many challenges in the wild, from loss of habitat to conflicts with humans, but the biggest threat continues to be poaching. Tigers are killed by poachers who illegally sell tiger body parts, mostly for folk remedies. People can help protect wild tigers by avoiding products made with non-sustainable palm oil, an industry that harms tiger habitat; and by refusing to purchase items made from endangered wildlife."

(source: http://zoonooz.sandiegozoo.org)

#ThreatenedThursday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #BTPAnimalPRO #HQSPAnimals #catsallovertheworld #caturdayeveryday   #caturday  #catsbigandsmallthebest___

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2016-03-26 18:20:33 (31 comments; 15 reshares; 353 +1s)Open 

”Bright and Beautiful, Great and Small, Wise and Wonderful”

I finished this one a couple weeks back, and then got so busy, I didn't get a chance to share it then ... ;oD



#rgwoodpost #fantasticandsurrealphotos #DigitalArtSaturday #SurrealArtSaturday #hqspphotoartmanipulation #hqspart #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting   #digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart #photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative  

This image available for print at http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-qBw3832/buy
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images availa... more »

”Bright and Beautiful, Great and Small, Wise and Wonderful”

I finished this one a couple weeks back, and then got so busy, I didn't get a chance to share it then ... ;oD



#rgwoodpost #fantasticandsurrealphotos #DigitalArtSaturday #SurrealArtSaturday #hqspphotoartmanipulation #hqspart #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting   #digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation   #mattepainting #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart #photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative  

This image available for print at http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-qBw3832/buy
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ ___

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2016-03-22 17:27:57 (35 comments; 54 reshares; 557 +1s)Open 

Steadfast Beauty
How many of you think that +Margaret Tompkins is one of the most awesome supporters of our G+ photography community? I certainly do! She is still regularly curating three photography themes here: #LandscapePhotography, #GrassTuesday  and #WaterBirdWednesday  ... she's always been there for us and just keeps on. Here's to you, Margaret, for being the wonderful that you are!


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#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Steadfast Beauty
How many of you think that +Margaret Tompkins is one of the most awesome supporters of our G+ photography community? I certainly do! She is still regularly curating three photography themes here: #LandscapePhotography, #GrassTuesday  and #WaterBirdWednesday  ... she's always been there for us and just keeps on. Here's to you, Margaret, for being the wonderful that you are!


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#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2016-03-19 22:11:26 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 196 +1s)Open 

"What was Mother Nature thinking when she gave us no ability to plug our ears?!!" 
"Can someone please shut Stella up? ... she's been singing 'It's a Small World' for 4 hours now!"

#BirdWorldProblems  #SeagullButtsInDisguise

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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 +JacquelineHodsdon +... more »

"What was Mother Nature thinking when she gave us no ability to plug our ears?!!" 
"Can someone please shut Stella up? ... she's been singing 'It's a Small World' for 4 hours now!"

#BirdWorldProblems  #SeagullButtsInDisguise

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

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

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2016-03-18 23:11:56 (32 comments; 38 reshares; 484 +1s)Open 

This image is still visible, if you click on it. Google gnomes have been being naughty and hid it in the post ... ;o7

Worth the Wait
(alternate caption: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
I have a neighbor who chucks dead plants over her fence into the bank of the stream next to my house. I've rescued four of them back to good health so far. This one was a Clivia, known for blooming in the shade, and this thing was dead, dead. For three years I was just enjoying her as a plant ... but look what I got this week!!!

Never give up ... ;o))

Here she is normal-ish: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/714idnl2v3sieui/_MG_1494-9_0316-_rgw_web.jpg?dl=0

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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚With a nod ... more »

This image is still visible, if you click on it. Google gnomes have been being naughty and hid it in the post ... ;o7

Worth the Wait
(alternate caption: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
I have a neighbor who chucks dead plants over her fence into the bank of the stream next to my house. I've rescued four of them back to good health so far. This one was a Clivia, known for blooming in the shade, and this thing was dead, dead. For three years I was just enjoying her as a plant ... but look what I got this week!!!

Never give up ... ;o))

Here she is normal-ish: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/714idnl2v3sieui/_MG_1494-9_0316-_rgw_web.jpg?dl=0

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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +Art through the Aperture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #macrophotography___

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2016-03-16 14:57:36 (23 comments; 20 reshares; 484 +1s)Open 

Goose
Focus stacked.
... sort of.
But, hey, you get a goose to hold still in close-up long enough to obtain a sufficient number of images for a real focus stack. Try it; I dare you ... ;oD. For the less daring, just grin as he zooms past in your Googleverse stream ... :o))




#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #wildlife #animals #animallovers #animalphotography

Goose
Focus stacked.
... sort of.
But, hey, you get a goose to hold still in close-up long enough to obtain a sufficient number of images for a real focus stack. Try it; I dare you ... ;oD. For the less daring, just grin as he zooms past in your Googleverse stream ... :o))




#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #wildlife #animals #animallovers #animalphotography___

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2016-03-15 16:34:47 (35 comments; 70 reshares; 694 +1s)Open 

Tourists

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. Sam Ewing

Interesting stuff about travel:
•  Travel can help improve your problem-solving skills. 
•  Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease. 
•  Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.
•  Benefits of travel are almost immediate. After only a day or two, 89% of people experience significant drops in stress.
•  Travel has been shown to help aid those suffering from depression. 
•  Travel has been shown to promote overall brain health. 
•  Couples who travel together have reported increased feelings of intimacy. 
•  Travel can make you more creative. 
•  Travel can also make you smarter. 


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#rgwoodpost #photography#googleplusphotos #WashingtonDC  #Arch... more »

Tourists

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. Sam Ewing

Interesting stuff about travel:
•  Travel can help improve your problem-solving skills. 
•  Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease. 
•  Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.
•  Benefits of travel are almost immediate. After only a day or two, 89% of people experience significant drops in stress.
•  Travel has been shown to help aid those suffering from depression. 
•  Travel has been shown to promote overall brain health. 
•  Couples who travel together have reported increased feelings of intimacy. 
•  Travel can make you more creative. 
•  Travel can also make you smarter. 


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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #WashingtonDC  #ArchitectureTuesday #travel #travelphotography #traveltips #traveling #traveltuesday   #travelling #traveller #wanderlust #traveltheworld #explore  ___

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2016-03-12 16:12:10 (81 comments; 17 reshares; 345 +1s)Open 

Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

So, here's my conundrum: Those of you that know me, know how much I like to reply to everyone who comments on my posts. But I haven't been able to do that for ages. Yay, I have work! ... but it means I don't have the time that I used to have ... and I feel SO bad when all of you take time to give thoughtful comments and I never find a moment in the day to get back and reply.

I'm still active in the "G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers"; helping to create mentorships and keeping that free program going. I'm still helping people on a daily basis, because I get to be an Arcanum Master, which helps me earn a living finally. However,  I hate giving anyone the feeling that I don't care, so I've just not been posting. I miss going through the stream and commenting on all of your posts, too!  Should I stillpo... more »

Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

So, here's my conundrum: Those of you that know me, know how much I like to reply to everyone who comments on my posts. But I haven't been able to do that for ages. Yay, I have work! ... but it means I don't have the time that I used to have ... and I feel SO bad when all of you take time to give thoughtful comments and I never find a moment in the day to get back and reply.

I'm still active in the "G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers"; helping to create mentorships and keeping that free program going. I'm still helping people on a daily basis, because I get to be an Arcanum Master, which helps me earn a living finally. However,  I hate giving anyone the feeling that I don't care, so I've just not been posting. I miss going through the stream and commenting on all of your posts, too!  Should I still post, even if I can't reply like I used to?

To all of you wonderful friends, whom I've met here on G+, and those I've yet to meet. I think on you often. I smile when I read your comments. I still care. I thank those of you who haven't given up on me.

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#AllThingsMonochrome #blackandwhitephotos #10000photographersBWmonochrome
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #caturday  #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #hqspanimals___

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2016-03-11 23:04:14 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Have you heard?! Our free, G+ exclusive mentorship program for photographers has the honor of having +Lauri Novak as a mentor! "How Do You See?" mentorship is still taking sign-ups!
To get more info and be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only on Lauri Novak's profile stream here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/1y9Aw9cpSow (your application will not be seen at any reshares)

The "How Do You See?" mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
To get more info and be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only on +Lauri Novak's profile stream here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/1y9Aw9cpSow (your application will not be seen at any reshares)___Have you heard?! Our free, G+ exclusive mentorship program for photographers has the honor of having +Lauri Novak as a mentor! "How Do You See?" mentorship is still taking sign-ups!
To get more info and be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only on Lauri Novak's profile stream here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/1y9Aw9cpSow (your application will not be seen at any reshares)

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2016-03-05 19:39:57 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

We have a new mentorship is on it's way! Our free program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, Is so happy to announce
How Do You See?
The sign ups will begin Wednesday March 9th around 7:00am CST and end Tuesday, March 15th at 9:00pm CST on +Lauri Novak's profile stream. Set your reminders!

A new mentorship is on it's way!
How Do You See?

Over the last 4 or so years I have been a member of several of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers programs both as a mentee and also as a helper/cheerleader. These programs are one of the reasons I’ve grown so much as a photographer and also met so many amazing people who I call friends.

It’s my turn to Pay It Forward! I will be leading my very own mentorship program based around one of the questions I have been asked the most over my photographic life; “How did you see that?”

Intrigued?

The sign ups will begin Wednesday March 9th around 7:00am CST and end Tuesday, March 15th at 9:00pm CST right here on my profile and will explain a little more about what the program will be about!




+Robin Griggs Wood +Alex Lapidus +Ron Clifford (for whatever reason it's not letting me or pulling up the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers to tag). ___We have a new mentorship is on it's way! Our free program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, Is so happy to announce
How Do You See?
The sign ups will begin Wednesday March 9th around 7:00am CST and end Tuesday, March 15th at 9:00pm CST on +Lauri Novak's profile stream. Set your reminders!

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2016-03-02 03:39:44 (8 comments; 13 reshares; 280 +1s)Open 

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

For all those wonderful people out there in the dark ... ;o)

(If you are really young, you'll need this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTT0LW0M_Y)

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Benjamin and +William Banik
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All #MacroMonday

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

For all those wonderful people out there in the dark ... ;o)

(If you are really young, you'll need this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTT0LW0M_Y)

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Benjamin and +William Banik
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All #MacroMonday___

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2016-02-24 15:37:55 (33 comments; 42 reshares; 555 +1s)Open 

“Humble and Kind”
[words by Lori McKenna, for her children]

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie.
I know you got mountains to climb, but
Always stay humble and kind

When the dreams you're dreaming come to you,
When the work you put in is realized.
Let yourself feel the pride, but
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't expect a free ride from no one.
Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why:
Bitterness keeps you from flying.
Always stay humble and kind.

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love.
“I love you” ain't no pick up line, so
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't take for granted the love this life gives you.
When you get where you'regoing, tu... more »

“Humble and Kind”
[words by Lori McKenna, for her children]

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie.
I know you got mountains to climb, but
Always stay humble and kind

When the dreams you're dreaming come to you,
When the work you put in is realized.
Let yourself feel the pride, but
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't expect a free ride from no one.
Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why:
Bitterness keeps you from flying.
Always stay humble and kind.

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love.
“I love you” ain't no pick up line, so
Always stay humble and kind.

Don't take for granted the love this life gives you.
When you get where you're going, turn right back around.
And help the next one in line;
Always stay humble and kind

[Tim McGraw version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzNHuGqoMc]

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because at some point in your life you will have been all of these.” ~ George Washington Carver

h/t +Steve Elder 

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#AllThingsMonochrome with thanks to +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +Enrique Pelaez and +All Things Monochrome 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #10000photographersbw #10000photographersBWmonochrome #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #hqspanimals #wildlifewednesday  ___

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2016-02-20 22:59:08 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Woohoo, another mentorship is here!!
"Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 2016" is open for signups!  In the fourth round of this time-tested program, an all-star crew of mentors will help you get the most out of your DSLR (or point and shoot camera with manual operating modes).  Be sure to sign up at +Heiko Mahr's original post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HeikoMahr/posts/GkvNTKFyjic to be considered.

Sign up here for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 2016 mentorship!


►►► Read the instructions before you sign up! ◄◄◄

This is a special program through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers designed to help you get to know your camera better and be able to move into Manual shooting mode. A group of mentors will be taking on a handful of people for a 6-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

We have assembled a very able group of quality, knowledgeable and caring photographers from the Google+ community who want to share their understanding and experience with you.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a camera BASICS workshop only, designed to help an individual past shooting on Auto mode exclusively. It will cover how to use the various manual options for DSLR cameras and some "point and shoot" cameras that have a dedicated Manual mode. Do not apply for this workshop if your camera does not have a Manual mode.

Group size is LIMITED.

Signups will be open for several days, and are not first-come first-served. Selections will be announced by Thursday, March 3rd , and the first lesson post will be Saturday, March 5th. You will need to have the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page circled to receive the private message, if you are selected.

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These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– typically at least a couple of public posts per week; more posting increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected.)
Posts to a community, even public community are not considered public posts in the sense of this application.

• You must be interactive with others here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to your fellow participants.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

(We use the same selection criteria that +Robin Griggs Wood uses for her "G+ Mentorship Art for Photographers Program", which you can read about here to see if you qualify for the BASICS mentorship: https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/BT1Ei9qD2fi )

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To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only!

(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:


1) Photography skill level or how long you've been shooting
2) Type of camera/s you currently shoot with that have Manual mode
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Current job or profession
5) Amount of time you have available for participation


EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Shooting for 1 year approx.
2) Canon EOS Rebel T3
3) To sell prints of my work
4) Full-time grocery store clerk
5) 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.

The Mentoring Team and Assistants.___Woohoo, another mentorship is here!!
"Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 2016" is open for signups!  In the fourth round of this time-tested program, an all-star crew of mentors will help you get the most out of your DSLR (or point and shoot camera with manual operating modes).  Be sure to sign up at +Heiko Mahr's original post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HeikoMahr/posts/GkvNTKFyjic to be considered.

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2016-02-20 17:46:05 (23 comments; 15 reshares; 375 +1s)Open 

It Ain't What Yer Wearin', It's the Way That Ya Wear it!

Any old bird can tell ya that! ... ;o))

#SeagullButtsInDisguise #DoesThisCostumeMakeMyButtLookBig ?

I hope you all are having a great weekend  ... and doing it in style!

––––
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 +DarionJackman ... more »

It Ain't What Yer Wearin', It's the Way That Ya Wear it!

Any old bird can tell ya that! ... ;o))

#SeagullButtsInDisguise #DoesThisCostumeMakeMyButtLookBig ?

I hope you all are having a great weekend  ... and doing it in style!

––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

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

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2016-02-18 15:11:57 (40 comments; 108 reshares; 713 +1s)Open 

Predawn Flight Check

I hope you're having a glorious day!



#ThirstyThursdayPics  #thirstythursday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #hotairballoon #Arizona #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography

Predawn Flight Check

I hope you're having a glorious day!



#ThirstyThursdayPics  #thirstythursday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #hotairballoon #Arizona #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography___

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2016-02-18 04:13:33 (20 comments; 15 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

Well, this is kind of what it would have looked like ...
before Photoshop crashed on "Save" ... only a lot less fuzzier than this ... :o/.
I grabbed a screenshot before it died completely ... sigh.

#startover ?  #photoshopfailedagain  

#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Well, this is kind of what it would have looked like ...
before Photoshop crashed on "Save" ... only a lot less fuzzier than this ... :o/.
I grabbed a screenshot before it died completely ... sigh.

#startover ?  #photoshopfailedagain  

#waterbirdwednesday with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2016-02-10 15:47:07 (30 comments; 27 reshares; 444 +1s)Open 

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A public service announcement from the "Society of Giraffes Who Understand the Rules of a Happy Life" (SOGWUTROAHL? ... ;o7)

Me, I'm just wishing you a happy life ... :o)



For #WildlifeWednesday with thanks to +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #animalphotography #giraffe  #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro  

This image available for print:
http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-42fDsDQ/buy

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

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/

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A public service announcement from the "Society of Giraffes Who Understand the Rules of a Happy Life" (SOGWUTROAHL? ... ;o7)

Me, I'm just wishing you a happy life ... :o)



For #WildlifeWednesday with thanks to +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #animalphotography #giraffe  #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro  

This image available for print:
http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-42fDsDQ/buy

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

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/___

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2016-02-06 18:41:45 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 178 +1s)Open 

Despite all appearances, I’m not MIA, merely AWOL, buried under a pile of deadlines (that have gone past with a delightful “whoosh” sound). Though, I’ve digressed before I’ve even started the story ...

Here in the “Butt-ery”, the Super-Intended have super intended that these #seagullbuttsindisguise be trained as the superintendents of the vast, uncontrollable hoards of #seagullbutts that haunt our land. As you can see, they have the imperious air to take on such a mission. The Super-Intended train them on pinwheels; and when these trainees can get the pinwheels to move and stop by will alone, they are ready to set forth and superintend the #seagullbutts of the world.

Which is why we currently have no superintendents of #seagullbutts.
For the superintendent trainees haven’t even gone so far as to notice the pinwheels and are ever content to remain here in the“Butt-ery” prac... more »

Despite all appearances, I’m not MIA, merely AWOL, buried under a pile of deadlines (that have gone past with a delightful “whoosh” sound). Though, I’ve digressed before I’ve even started the story ...

Here in the “Butt-ery”, the Super-Intended have super intended that these #seagullbuttsindisguise be trained as the superintendents of the vast, uncontrollable hoards of #seagullbutts that haunt our land. As you can see, they have the imperious air to take on such a mission. The Super-Intended train them on pinwheels; and when these trainees can get the pinwheels to move and stop by will alone, they are ready to set forth and superintend the #seagullbutts of the world.

Which is why we currently have no superintendents of #seagullbutts.
For the superintendent trainees haven’t even gone so far as to notice the pinwheels and are ever content to remain here in the “Butt-ery” practicing their imperious air.

Sigh.

These trainees are so imperious, they don’t allow onlookers, so I had to shoot them from quite a distance in pano––close to 20 images––which was a #bitchtostitch, lemme tell ya (‘cuz they move around a lot––imperiously, of course).

Not so miraculous of a final result, but I’m takin’ creds for getting them stitched (‘cuz #yagottatakeyercredswhereyoucangetthem).

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

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

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2016-01-25 17:56:15 (32 comments; 60 reshares; 676 +1s)Open 

Lost in Lines

Count on big lines to express your ideas. (Robert Henri)


#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday  with thanks to +Michael Russell 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography 

Lost in Lines

Count on big lines to express your ideas. (Robert Henri)


#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday  with thanks to +Michael Russell 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography ___

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2016-01-23 14:13:19 (21 comments; 10 reshares; 267 +1s)Open 

Are We There Yet?
Hoping you're having a fine adventure this weekend! (Or, at least managed to stowaway on someone else's adventure ... ;o))))

#NotATheme is NOT a trademark of #SeagullButtSaturday.
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday.
#SeagullButtSaturday is NOT curated by these fine folks (but they are still fine and may be found posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, and are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+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... more »

Are We There Yet?
Hoping you're having a fine adventure this weekend! (Or, at least managed to stowaway on someone else's adventure ... ;o))))

#NotATheme is NOT a trademark of #SeagullButtSaturday.
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday.
#SeagullButtSaturday is NOT curated by these fine folks (but they are still fine and may be found posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, and are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+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
and me ... ;o)

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 #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums___

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2016-01-19 18:37:09 (61 comments; 71 reshares; 806 +1s)Open 

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 
― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest


#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 
― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest


#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2016-01-14 15:37:00 (29 comments; 29 reshares; 593 +1s)Open 

Common Starling; European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

While from a distance they look completely black in their summer plumage, get up close and you'll find this gorgeous purplish-green iridescence. The Starlings that inhabit my home in North America are not native to this part of the world, but were introduced, get this, by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century. It's kind of a wacky story really. After two failed attempts, about 60 European starlings were released into New York’s Central Park in 1890 by a small group of people with a passion to introduce all of the animals mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. Really? ... ;oD ...Did Shakespeare ever mention tigers, bears or wolves?! looks furtively left, right and behind

Often thought of as pests, because they are loud, aggressive and have no problem overwhelming urban areas (there'sabout ... more »

Common Starling; European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

While from a distance they look completely black in their summer plumage, get up close and you'll find this gorgeous purplish-green iridescence. The Starlings that inhabit my home in North America are not native to this part of the world, but were introduced, get this, by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century. It's kind of a wacky story really. After two failed attempts, about 60 European starlings were released into New York’s Central Park in 1890 by a small group of people with a passion to introduce all of the animals mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. Really? ... ;oD ...Did Shakespeare ever mention tigers, bears or wolves?! looks furtively left, right and behind

Often thought of as pests, because they are loud, aggressive and have no problem overwhelming urban areas (there's about 150 million of them in North America), they eat bugs and help us when those get out of hand.

The Starling is a passerine (perching) bird, but are ground and field feeders as well. Their eggs are a lovely shade of, well, "Robin's Egg blue", though I can't find conclusive data as to why that is. Some say it's for blending in with the environment to protect the eggs when the parents are away, but I've yet to see any natural blue environment except the sky ... ;o7. Starlings don't stay this color all year long; in winter their feathers sport a well-decorated speckle: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Toulouse_-_Sturnus_vulgaris_-_2012-02-26_-_3.jpg

Sources:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/id
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling
http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/starlings.html

#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#promotephotography with thanks to +Edith Kukla and +Promote Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #turquoisethursday  ___

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2016-01-12 18:10:24 (23 comments; 16 reshares; 389 +1s)Open 

Centered

"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing."
~ Zhuangzi



#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Benjamin and +William Banik


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #naturephotography  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro  #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro 

Centered

"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing."
~ Zhuangzi



#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Benjamin and +William Banik


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #naturephotography  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro  #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro ___

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2016-01-08 22:13:38 (42 comments; 51 reshares; 704 +1s)Open 

Please Be Gentle With Me

How's your new year going so far? ... I hope it's being gentle with you ... :o)



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Edith Kukla and +Promote Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro

Please Be Gentle With Me

How's your new year going so far? ... I hope it's being gentle with you ... :o)



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Edith Kukla and +Promote Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro___

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2016-01-05 23:17:32 (33 comments; 76 reshares; 1,000 +1s)Open 

The Guardians

A different take on #TreeTuesday  for me, where the trees are Supporting Actors in the scene. I couldn't get away from them during that short sunset window, so they got to be in the story ... :o)




#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to +Fine Art Fantastic Photos  +Heimo MAUSER and +Freya de Castelbajac

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Sky

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if you would like any of my images 
a... more »

The Guardians

A different take on #TreeTuesday  for me, where the trees are Supporting Actors in the scene. I couldn't get away from them during that short sunset window, so they got to be in the story ... :o)




#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to +Fine Art Fantastic Photos  +Heimo MAUSER and +Freya de Castelbajac

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Sky

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

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/___

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2016-01-01 17:56:57 (15 comments; 18 reshares; 213 +1s)Open 

Party Animal

Some folks do New Year's Eve way too hard ... ;o7
I hope y'all are recovering nicely ... :o))

#giggles  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #elephant  #NewYear #HappyNewYear #newyear2016

Party Animal

Some folks do New Year's Eve way too hard ... ;o7
I hope y'all are recovering nicely ... :o))

#giggles  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #elephant  #NewYear #HappyNewYear #newyear2016___

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2015-12-31 16:13:30 (52 comments; 54 reshares; 659 +1s)Open 

As the new year draws near, I wish for you a better one than the last. May you save the realm, win the castle, get the girl/guy or simply find more strength when that dragon of a boss/mother-in-law/director/CEO/supervisor/sergeant/kingpin/chief spews torment at you. You can do it; I believe in you.

And finally this question, the mystery of who's story it will be. Of who draws the curtain.
Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible?
Who is it, that does all of these things?
Who honors those we love with the very life we live?
Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we'll never die?
Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies?
Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend?
Who chains us and who holds the... more »

As the new year draws near, I wish for you a better one than the last. May you save the realm, win the castle, get the girl/guy or simply find more strength when that dragon of a boss/mother-in-law/director/CEO/supervisor/sergeant/kingpin/chief spews torment at you. You can do it; I believe in you.

And finally this question, the mystery of who's story it will be. Of who draws the curtain.
Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible?
Who is it, that does all of these things?
Who honors those we love with the very life we live?
Who sends monsters to kill us and at the same time sings that we'll never die?
Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies?
Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend?
Who chains us and who holds the key to set us free?

It's YOU.

You have all the weapons you need.
Now fight!

~Sucker Punch


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"Dragon Night" digital matte painting by Robin Griggs Wood available for print: http://www.robingriggswood.com/Featured/Fine-Art-Composite/i-3CP6WSs/buy

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

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––>https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

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#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to +Fine Art Fantastic Photos  +Heimo MAUSER and +Freya de Castelbajac


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspphotoart #Sunset #Sky #digitalart #digitalpainting #mattepainting #NewYear #HappyNewYear #Silvester #newyearseve #newyear2016___

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2015-12-31 04:27:11 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

There's still time to sign up for +Mary Presson Roberts "Practice Makes Perfect Magic" mentorship, if you're looking for a bit of inspiration. I've seen the weekly posts; Mary's creating some really awesome challenges for the group! Please sign up at Mary's original post only (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105385385448524520257/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx). Your sign-up will not be seen at any reshares!


The Practice Makes Perfect Magic mentorship is ready for sign-ups!


This is a special program that will lead you on a journey to make your own discoveries using your camera by participating in a series of deliberate practice activities through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. You will make your own discoveries as you explore with different apertures, shoot multiple compositions within a scene, explore the differences of light on a subject at different times of the day, move objects to improve your compositions, and shoot with a theme in mind.  
You will learn not only from the practice activities, but from the other participants' experiences, as well.  You will also create a final project which will allow you to showcase all of your discoveries.  I will be taking on a handful of people for a six 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 am an award winning photographer based in the Carolinas.  You can view my website at www.mprobertsphoto.com.  I have been active in the Arcanum for a little more than a year.  I am currently working on Level 22.  I am also on the Path of the Protégé to prepare to become a Master in the Arcanum.  In addition to being a photographer, I am also an educator in the public school system of Charlotte, NC.  This is my twenty-eighth year as an educator for young people.  I am passionate about education.  I am also a published author in the field of education.  I have been photographing seriously for nine years. Photography has completely changed my life.  It has taken me to places I never would have experienced, led me to people I never would have met, and opened doors I would have never approached. Photography has added a dimension to my life that I didn’t even realize was missing.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to get the most out of this mentorship program, you will need to already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.




Selections will begin December 24, 2015 for the mentorship beginning January 7, 2016.  Notifications will sent January 5, 2016.


These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking 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 already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.
• 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 the time available to participate in this workshop.


To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:   https://plus.google.com/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx?pid=6231849542875012610&oid=114072687721456002370
(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) Favorite three subjects to photograph
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 CS6
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
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 organized and run by the program directors, Robin Griggs Wood, Ron Clifford, Alex Lapidus and founded by Randy J. Braun.___There's still time to sign up for +Mary Presson Roberts "Practice Makes Perfect Magic" mentorship, if you're looking for a bit of inspiration. I've seen the weekly posts; Mary's creating some really awesome challenges for the group! Please sign up at Mary's original post only (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105385385448524520257/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx). Your sign-up will not be seen at any reshares!

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2015-12-25 18:25:34 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 458 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to my #BokeholicBuddies
Hoping your day is a joyous one ... :o)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +Art through the Aperture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry
#FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#christmas #christmas2015

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to my #BokeholicBuddies
Hoping your day is a joyous one ... :o)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +Art through the Aperture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry
#FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#christmas #christmas2015___

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2015-12-24 19:12:50 (44 comments; 55 reshares; 720 +1s)Open 

Silent Night

A little holiday fantascene from Tuesday tree to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas on this Christmas Eve a most happy holiday! May you spend it in the company you enjoy the most!


Day 7 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#fineartfantasticphotos  withthanks to +F... more »

Silent Night

A little holiday fantascene from Tuesday tree to wish everyone who celebrates Christmas on this Christmas Eve a most happy holiday! May you spend it in the company you enjoy the most!


Day 7 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Tony Phillips +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography
#fineartfantasticphotos  with thanks to +Fine Art Fantastic Photos  +Heimo MAUSER and +Freya de Castelbajac
#promotephotography with thanks to +Edith Kukla and +Promote Photography
 
#christmas #christmas2015 #digitalart #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-12-24 18:44:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

The Practice Makes Perfect Magic mentorship is ready for sign-ups! Please sign up at +Mary Presson Roberts _original_ post only (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105385385448524520257/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx). Your sign-up will not be seen at any reshares!


The Practice Makes Perfect Magic mentorship is ready for sign-ups!


This is a special program that will lead you on a journey to make your own discoveries using your camera by participating in a series of deliberate practice activities through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. You will make your own discoveries as you explore with different apertures, shoot multiple compositions within a scene, explore the differences of light on a subject at different times of the day, move objects to improve your compositions, and shoot with a theme in mind.  
You will learn not only from the practice activities, but from the other participants' experiences, as well.  You will also create a final project which will allow you to showcase all of your discoveries.  I will be taking on a handful of people for a six 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 am an award winning photographer based in the Carolinas.  You can view my website at www.mprobertsphoto.com.  I have been active in the Arcanum for a little more than a year.  I am currently working on Level 22.  I am also on the Path of the Protégé to prepare to become a Master in the Arcanum.  In addition to being a photographer, I am also an educator in the public school system of Charlotte, NC.  This is my twenty-eighth year as an educator for young people.  I am passionate about education.  I am also a published author in the field of education.  I have been photographing seriously for nine years. Photography has completely changed my life.  It has taken me to places I never would have experienced, led me to people I never would have met, and opened doors I would have never approached. Photography has added a dimension to my life that I didn’t even realize was missing.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to get the most out of this mentorship program, you will need to already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.




Selections will begin December 24, 2015 for the mentorship beginning January 7, 2016.  Notifications will sent January 5, 2016.


These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking 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 already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.
• 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 the time available to participate in this workshop.


To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:   https://plus.google.com/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx?pid=6231849542875012610&oid=114072687721456002370
(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) Favorite three subjects to photograph
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 CS6
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
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 organized and run by the program directors, Robin Griggs Wood, Ron Clifford, Alex Lapidus and founded by Randy J. Braun.___The Practice Makes Perfect Magic mentorship is ready for sign-ups! Please sign up at +Mary Presson Roberts _original_ post only (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105385385448524520257/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx). Your sign-up will not be seen at any reshares!

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2015-12-24 03:02:32 (32 comments; 43 reshares; 635 +1s)Open 

Santa's Little Helper

Day 6 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlifewednesday  

Santa's Little Helper

Day 6 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the  the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlifewednesday  ___

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2015-12-22 17:40:17 (95 comments; 165 reshares; 1,424 +1s)Open 

Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Day 5 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge . It's #TreeTuesday too, so of course I'm posting a Festive Tree! Wishing you all the best in any upcoming festivities you're planning ... :o)

No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie,  +Allan Cabrera, +Ralph Mendoza, +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-12-21 18:37:31 (27 comments; 70 reshares; 668 +1s)Open 

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ All ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ the ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Day! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

Day 4 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge .
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Bull ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Jingle ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ All ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ the ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Day! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

Day 4 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge .
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-12-21 04:11:24 (12 comments; 12 reshares; 307 +1s)Open 

Day 3 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate +Yasmin Simpson +Stuart Dyckhoff +Sheryl Trunick and +Kirk Sullivan … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Day 3 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate +Yasmin Simpson +Stuart Dyckhoff +Sheryl Trunick and +Kirk Sullivan … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-12-19 14:34:14 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 201 +1s)Open 

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Deck ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ The ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Halls Squirrels ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸. 
... with ... um ... er ... fake snow!
Oh, the joy of being decorated for the holidays by a #seagullbutt ! Happy #Splatterday!
Day 2 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge. No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days. I'm not nominating 4 today because we have, dare I say, a crapload of non-curators that may be feeling festive this time of year! Deck our halls, gang!! :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 ... more »

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Deck ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ The ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Halls Squirrels ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸. 
... with ... um ... er ... fake snow!
Oh, the joy of being decorated for the holidays by a #seagullbutt ! Happy #Splatterday!
Day 2 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge. No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
If you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days. I'm not nominating 4 today because we have, dare I say, a crapload of non-curators that may be feeling festive this time of year! Deck our halls, gang!! :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

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/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums___

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2015-12-18 18:44:08 (19 comments; 19 reshares; 427 +1s)Open 

Rainbow Christmas
Day 1 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate +Christina Lihani, +Jennifer Walton, +Paul Moody and +A.D. Wheeler  … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

You can also tag some of your favorite themes, to let them know you support them!
#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday
#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #poinsettia#Friday #TGIF #natu... more »

Rainbow Christmas
Day 1 of the #FeelingFestiveHolidayChallenge.
No matter the flavor of your fête, if you’re feeling festive, follow and play!
I nominate +Christina Lihani, +Jennifer Walton, +Paul Moody and +A.D. Wheeler  … if you’re feeling festive, post one image for at least 7 days and up to 14 (or until your festive is finished or fatigued … ;o)) … tag 4 people to join you on the first and second day and then optional tagging on the rest of the days.

You can also tag some of your favorite themes, to let them know you support them!
#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday
#WorldwideChristmasAlbum  with thanks to +G+ Worldwide Family Christmas Album +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
 
#christmas #christmas2015 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #poinsettia #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro___

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