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Robin Griggs Wood has been at 67 events

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Fine Art Fantastic Photos5,287You 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 you must 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 23:00:0010 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277The 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 03:00:00142 
The Photoshop Show1,827Learn how to make your own video tutorials using Screenflow from our special guest @114570546309409287441 host of the venerable ScreenCastsOnline. @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557 bring you another fantastic guest. @114570546309409287441  is the host and producer of the successful ScreenCastsOnline training website. As one of the Podcasting pioneers, Don has been producing ScreenCastsOnline since August 2005, delivering weekly video tutorials on Apple Mac and iOS software to a global audience. More recently, Don has successfully published the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine in Newsstand, as well as launching a number of standalone iOS and Mac tutorial apps.  If you can catch it live that's great!  Join @101437802758827481019 and @105845861210914905032 in the conversation in the live comments.  If you can't join us live you can watch the replay right here on the event, or better yet, Subscribe to @114084346097505894743 YouTUbe Channel: http://bit.ly/1bPG20V #Photoshop   #tutorial  The Photoshop Show 57 - with guest Don McAllister2014-05-14 03:00:0041 
Margaret Tompkins136,808*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 22:00:00447 
Ron Clifford2,817,495He'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 
paula contreras10,213Open 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 
The Photoshop Show1,827*Artistic Post Processing in Lightroom* *PIcked up from the cutting room floor, this image was nearly deleted before it was even considered*  Regular Co Host, @108215644829092784557  becomes this weeks guest and walks through the creative choices in producing the image "Swans In The Mist". Join us this week as we talk about creating this weeks  image then walk through the process that goes from boring before to artistic after.  Regular host @115571998474046088312 , producer @105845861210914905032, panelist @101437802758827481019 and guest panelist @101310898885731292139 will be there to keep it lively and engaging Sharing is caring! #photoshop   #lightroom  The Photoshop Show 52 - with Guest Ron Clifford2014-02-19 03:00:0051 
The Drink and Click Show313Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 with guest @113464569897311842405 and panelists @106478996597121286809, @100980643623677833022, @112092526384728873892,&@103650703836816496431 as we discuss Model Photography. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us! If you'd like, you can play our "that's what she said" drinking game, as well. :) We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ January Challenge: "In Mid-Air" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/QyS4CN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for January:@113464569897311842405, @112776893091508996727,& Pan Am Brands http://www.panam.com  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on February 12th for the live show! *  *  *  *  * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™+ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08134 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277*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 04:00:00911 
Ron Clifford2,817,495Gly 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 03:00:00122 
Lotus Carroll1,769,847Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest @110483720435337739097 and panelists @106787788124127706441, @100741886359727995612, @111397628815301589258, & @114435675631396141366 to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live. We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @116923983315199328802, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZD That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about @107732282190737721685 http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00162 
The Photoshop Show1,827*More than one computer?* Join hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  as we explore how to work between computers with your Lightroom Catalogue without losing your sanity. This week +Gene McCullagh   demonstrates his easy workflow with Lightroom, Smart previews and keeping it all together. Gene McCullagh is  a Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an avid Lightroom fan. In addition to running Lightroom Secrets dealing with Lightroom and photography, he has  also written multiple articles for Photoshop User magazine and is the author of *Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers*. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)  and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).  Gene is also the Co-Founder of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG). Join us right here on this Event live on Tuesday or catch the recording on +The Photoshop Show  You Tube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd2s9jicPHQHq7dHsAqnqtB4WCJ-SXLZl Producer +Dave Bell  Panelist +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show - With Guest Gene McCullagh2013-12-11 03:00:0085 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0029 
Allison Maslan1,448*Did your business become your job?* Have you reached a decent level of success in your business, but you are working so hard that you can't even enjoy it? Have you maxed out on how much money you can make because you can't squeeze in one more client into your already crazy work day? Cloning yourself is out of the questions, but shifting to a Passive-Revenue Model is the smartest thing you could ever do. Join me for a special hangout - *The 5 Steps to Shift Your Business from Dollars for Hours to a Massive Passive Revenue Machine* *WHO IS ALLISON MASLAN* +Allison Maslan has built 10 successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom with no money or support. She beat the odds and broke the code on major business success.Now she is going to share the exact steps so you can take your biggest revenue leaps in 2014! *Imagine being on vacation and your bank account is growing instead of shrinking.* What if you were able to reach 10x,100x or 1000x more people with your amazing products and services, while working less hours, with less effort? On this rare occasion, I am going to show how I went from seeing 1 person at a time in my early business when I completely burnt out and fell apart,  then walked away from it all. Then how I went onto build 9 more companies I  had a blast with, impacting millions and making millions in the process. I will show you how I did it and how I have  helped countless business owners like you do the same. Get ready for a powerhouse experience. Your business will thank you for showing up and I can't wait to talk to you LIVE! --------- #hangoutsonair   #smallbusiness   #passiveincome   #entrepreneurship   #entrepreneur  How to stop trading hours for dollars2013-12-05 03:00:0081 
The Hobbit1,947,775Join director Peter Jackson and stars Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage for our exclusive Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, December 4th, at 10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET / 6:15pm GMT! Our special guests will be answering your fan questions live (please submit them using #TheHobbit hashtag) and introducing a never-before-seen clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Watch the Google+ Hangout here: http://youtu.be/uZl8syHuebMThe Hobbit Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage2013-12-04 19:15:004831 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030 
The Photoshop Show1,827Want to know all about the NIK Collection by Google? Then watch The Photoshop Show live here tonight, Tuesday October 8 at 6pm PT/9pm EST. Googlers +Dan Hughes and +Laurie Rubin  will join hosts +Ron Clifford and +Jan Kabili to show off the amazing Nik  software by Google that will make your photos look terrific! Our very special guests Dan and Laurie are key members of the Google+ Photo Team. +Dan Hughes  has been creating educational content for the Nik Collection since 2009. He was classically trained in photography at the esteemed Rochester Institute of Photography. You'll find him on the Google+ Photos page, the Nik Photography Google+ page, and the Nik YouTube channel helping you use Nik software by Google. +Laurie Rubin   is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer. She is a Product Specialist on the Google+ Photos team, where she coordinates Google's photo education and outreach to influential photographers. Laurie was Product Education Manager a Nik Software for 8 years before Nik became part of Google. The YouTube event will be embedded here on this event, as well as on The Photoshop Show YouTube channel.  See you tonight. Don't forget to share this event.The Photoshop Show #41 with Googler Guests +Dan Hughes & +Laurie Rubin2013-10-09 03:00:0070 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0050 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0072 
The Photoshop Show1,827We had a great show with special guest @110924410828841148491 , along with co-host @115571998474046088312 (@108215644829092784557 was away this week) producer @105845861210914905032  & panelist @101437802758827481019  where Chris showed his techniques for combining photography with printing on unusually textured papers to create amazing unique story-filled works of art. Chris kindly provided the following links for materials and vendors he discussed in the show as well as additional tips for how he uses the special papers with his printers: Some of my favorite paper sources include: Hiromi Paper http://store.hiromipaper.com Paper Mojo http://www.papermojo.com Phoenix Art Supply http://www.phoenixartsupply.com Inkjet receptive coating (the stuff to brush onto the papers above to make them take a better print) is made by a few people, including: DASS Universal Precoat http://www.digitalartstudioseminars.com/store/product15.html Golden Digital Ground http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/digiground.php (By the way, I do create custom printer profiles for the inkjet receptive coatings to get better prints. The HP Z3100 has profiling hardware built in; for the Epsons, I use the X-Rite ColorMunki.) I use Rives BFK as my "ground" or "support" to glue my collages to. For my glue, I currently use a handheld Daige Roll-a-taq system: http://daige.com/ez-glide-liquid-laminators-from-daige-products-2/ To glue my finished photo + collage onto a wood panel, I use Promacto A-1023, which is hard to find; I used the bookbinding supplier Talas: http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=17904 We did not get to discuss sealing or "varnishing" the print with a UV protectant top coat. I do this in two stages. After the print is made and has had a chance to gas out, I coat it with Krylon UV-Resistant Clear (gloss). After it is mounted to the panel, the finished work gets a final coat of  Krylon UV Archival Varnish (semi-gloss or satin).  I have written an article on mounting works on paper to panels; it can be found on Facebook (but should be available to all): http://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-meyer-hybrid-artist/mounting-works-on-paper-onto-wooden-panels/146173645573435 (I will be updating that article soon with things I have learned about the Krylon products.) Our YouTube Channel is here http://bit.ly/1fR6d9jThe Photoshop Show2013-10-02 03:00:0045 
SmugMug45,749*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 09:30:00145 
Ron Clifford2,817,495*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 03:00:00206 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277Whoa - 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 04:00:00218 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013. ------------------------------------------------------ How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00131 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00106 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00231 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:0047 
Ron Clifford2,817,495*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 03:00:00127 
Jeff Smith61,157Welcome 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 
SmugMug45,749Have 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 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00231 
Google+ Photos4,881,006Take 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 00:00:00968 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00266 
Google+ Photos4,881,006Often 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 22:00:00230 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277This 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 04:00:00777 
SmugMug45,749SmugMug 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 Morris64,013                      *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 13:00:4896 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The April #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The April First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, April 5 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 6. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. April 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57198 
Sheila B. DuBois43,467 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 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29147 
Ron Clifford2,817,495*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 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277This 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 04:00:00525 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133 
SmugMug45,749Ever 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 03:00:00423 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How it works:  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag @112105883502643929038 . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  and @112105883502643929038  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha VillenaveG+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00143 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277A 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 03:00:00349 
Billy Wilson1,545,152Thank 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 04:00:00111 
The Giving Lens117,384@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105 
Ron Clifford2,817,495What 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 Cortis152,920*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 11:00:00340 
First Friday Art Walk664,739The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0066 
Jeff Smith61,157Welcome 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 02:00:00188 
Trey Ratcliff8,157,277*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 04:00:00367 
Karen Hutton1,769,270Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087 
Carra Riley47,210Help 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 09:30:00621 
Karen Hutton1,769,270*Tomorrow night on @101457540902915376745 ... it's allll about @118357019708110162087!* If you think you know all there is to know about this amazing company, guess again! We'll be exploring _behind_ the curtain of Oz with the awesome team of  @103719067712188912978 @106711803105103787711 and @107740057098782600857. Who are these superheroes? What were their humble beginnings? What is the deeply personal motivational engine that has driven SmugMug to its current destination as the *largest photo site* in the world?? *You'll find all that out and more, as this kickass team also shares business tips* for photographers from the front lines of today's business market... as well as some cool 'how-to's" for navigating their (new and improved) website! In true *LIFE Through the Lens* fashion, you'll leave full and feeling inspired with food for thought and tips you can apply immediately after this most AWESOME show!! Join the chat here: http://blyve.com/event/88766150e358e00ac8000000 PLUS... we'll be *giving away a free SmugMug Pro account*... and have a special announcement to make, which you WON'T WANT TO MISS.  *Please join us!* You'll be sorely missed if you can't... but you can always watch the recording tomorrow on the @101457540902915376745 stream* ;-)) @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 @107650451991930674897 LIFE Through the Lens presents: The One and Only SmugMug Dream Team!2012-09-26 03:00:00136 
Isabelle Fortin26,000Whatever 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 05:30:00146 
Scott Jarvie404,614*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 05:30:00144 
Kelli Seeger Kim1,300,203It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058 
Kerry Murphy1,307,818Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186 
Jeff Smith61,157Welcome 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 03:00:00246 
Ron Clifford2,817,495Who'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 03:00:00116 
Yifat Cohen72,752*How did @107022061436866576067 managed to Outranked @112707199408484711520 for Her Own Post?* If you know Mari, you know this is no easy thing to do. And if you know Mari, you know this means that Mark really knows his stuff. *HAND HOLDING, STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS* Mark described the process in this post: https://plus.google.com/109417353800451599337/posts/YfmnwpKiSea Join us this Thur. as Mark will *walk us through* all the steps you need to take in order to rank high in Search. *WE'LL DISCUSS:* The Relationship of Google+ to SEO *Authorship:* Myths, facts and misconceptions (is the badge enough?) +1, shares, comments - which one affect ranking the most? The growing benefits of being social, link building - which ones Google likes social signals. And if we have time.... *Google+ local and SEO* -  The importance of creating a local google page, and *how to do that.* How to verify the local page and why should you. *TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS HANGOUT* Read Mark's post, prepare your questions and come ready to learn how to get your post rank higher in Google Search. #search   #googleranking   #authorship   #googleplustips   #seo   #googlelocal   #googlepages   #contentmarketing   #content   #marismith   #gplusgotogal   #blogging   #comments   #share  Which of Google+ features matter in Search Ranking?2012-08-21 18:00:0072 
Trever McGhee80,454Please 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 
White Wednesday1,488Tomorrow is #whitewednesday ! This is a call out for Photos of all things white; cars, architecture, flowers, fabric, shells, food, candy, candles...you name it! Tag your post with #whitewednesday  and curator @116246690449431022994! Challenge: Can you pull off a white on white image...without it being burned out?  White Wednesday2012-08-15 00:30:0026 

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Photo Mania USA2,032Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for February 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of February. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-03-02 13:28:4691001
Margaret Tompkins136,432Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-02-28 14:29:13162002
Trever McGhee80,189+Take2seconds add the circle ~ add your name +Shareit4ward help me support the amazing people within this circle that have gone out of there way to support another...to share anothers posts *:-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-))   (。◕‿◕。)   :-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-  There's someone for everyone within the circle,...just add it and watch your stream come alive....keep the the ones that excite you and return the rest for another time.If you're not in, then share and in return I'll add you to the next one *:-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-))   (。◕‿◕。)   :-)) ♥ ♥ ♥ :-  2015-02-27 16:19:51497112
Landscape Photography Show10,107If you want to be the best, then learn from the best!!  These are the Recommended Photographers from the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!!There is still time to share your best Reflections photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Reflections!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c6l9kdsgg30bc3jgvmlbrn26sb0Circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!! +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2015-02-27 00:07:42139101
Noah Wesley20,488Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-25 08:21:55498223
Pål Børsting48,515♥ ♥ ♥ ☀ ☀ ☀ My thank you circle. 2/8 ☀ ☀ ☀ ♥ ♥ ♥Photo enthusiasts circle no. 2 of 8!All of you handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-)To show you I appreciate each and every +1.The re-sharers and commenters of course too.Not to forget the serious*** circle-sharers either.Re-share if you like, no pressure!Circulo de agradecimento nº 2 de 8, que agrupa entusiastas da Fotografia!Para informar o meu apreço pelos vossos +1's.Todos eles seleccionados por mim, um a um. Esta é a realidade :-)Claro que os comentadores e os que partilham também estão aqui.E não esquecer os que seriamente*** compartilham circulos.Caso goste e queira, partilhe! Não há qualquer problema!Cercle de gratitude n°2/8 pour amoureux de la photographie.Pour vous dire combien j'apprécie vos +1's.Tous soigneusement choisis par moi (c'est vrai).Ceux qui commentent et partagent sont bien sûr présents.Et je n'oublie pas non plus les partageurs de cercles***.Partagez ce billet si vous en avez envie, à votre guise !Cercul ''Va multumesc'' nr. 2 din 8, cuprinzand pasionati de fotografie!Ca sa stiti ca apreciez plusurile voastre.Fiecare persoana a fost aleasa de mine personal. E  realitatea :)Cei care redistribuie si comentatorii sunt si ei aici.Si bineinteles ca nu sunt uitati nici  seriosii*** redistribuitorii de cercuri.Redistribuiti daca doriti, nu e o obligatie!Кръг "Благодаря ви" № 2 от 8 съдържащ фото ентусиасти!Знайте това, че аз оценявам Вашите +1!Всеки от Вас е лично избран от мен! Това е нещо истинско :-)И, разбира се, тези които препубликуват и коментират са тук също!И не забравям сериозните * circlesharers също!Препубликувайте ако желаете, няма проблем!ਧੰਨਵਾਦ 2 ਵਿਚੋਂ 8ਵੇਂ ਫੋਟੋ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸਰਕਲ ਦਾ!ਤੁਹਾਡੇ +1 ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਮੈਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਕਦਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂਇਹ ਸਾਰਾ ਕੰਮ ਮੇਰੇ ਹਥ ਨਾਲ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਅਸਲੀ ਕੰਮ ਹੈ :-)ਇਹ ਸਾਰਾ ਕੰਮ ਰੀਸ਼ੇਅਰਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਕਮੈਂਟਾਂ ਕਾਰਨ ਇਥੇ ਹੈਅਤੇ ਮੈਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਸੀਰੀਅਸ*** ਸਰਕਲ ਸ਼ੇਅਰ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਭੁੱਲ ਸਕਦਾਜੇਕਰ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਪਸੰਦ ਕੀਤਾ ਤਾਂ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਇਸ ਨੂੰ ਰੀਸ਼ੇਅਰ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋTackcirkel nr. 2 av 8 innehållande Fotoentusiaster!Så du förstår att jag uppskattar era +1.Alla är handplockade av mig. Detta är den äkta varan :-)Och självklart finns vidaredelarna och kommenterare här också.Och jag glömmer inte de seriösa*** cirkel-delarna heller.Dela om du gillar, ingen press!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan ke-2, mengandungi para peminat gambar!Saya ingin memberitahu anda bahawa saya amat menghargai beberapa +1.Kesemuanya telah dipilih secara teliti oleh saya. Inilah yang sebenarnya:-)Dan sudah tentu para pengkongsi-semula dan pengkomen ada di sini.Dan saya tidak akan lupa kepada*** para pengkongsi bulatan yang tegar.Kongsikan semula jika anda mahu, tiada paksaan!"Terima Kasih" Bulatan Numbor ka-2, mong sengoi kea bi-minat gambar!Eng hod hek panei eng gemar keb +1.Semuak ajih bipilih ya eng haleij.Adehla benda kea sebetulnya :-)Ru adeh ne semestinya mong sengoi kea bi-"reshare" ru bi-komen.Ru eng tok en-sep*** sengoi kea serius bi-circleshare."Reshare" la asa hek sukak, tik tok paksaan!Круг благодарности номер 2 (из 8), состоящий из любителей фотографии!Я хочу сказать вам этим кругом, что ценю ваши +1.Все участники круга отобраны мной вручную. Это реальная работа :-)И конечно, те, кто делится и комментирует, тоже в этом круге.И я не забываю тех, кто серьезно*** делится кругами .Делитесь кругом, если пожелаете, никакого давления!Dank jullie wel, cirkel nr. 2 van 8 met foto enthousiastelingen!Om jullie te laten weten dat ik de +1's erg op prijs stel.Allemaal persoo2015-02-24 10:33:5945519318
Ercan Çakir7,073Elite Team AG Friends Circle 201Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*****************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*******************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-02-24 07:54:182014214
Ercan Çakir7,073Elite Team AG Friends Circle 456Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*****************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*******************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-02-24 07:52:34456141324
John Nuntiatio60,051A new circle....#circle #newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-02-23 07:00:20131010
Charles Payet6,779A VERY Rare Shared Circle: My Absolute Favorite PlussersAs many of those whom I know on Google+ are aware, it can be kind of daunting at times to keep up with a G+ Stream when you follow several thousand people.  Thanks to the wonderful education by people in the +Plus Your Business! Academy last year, I did learn a lot more on how to manage my Stream, but I still need to work more on refining my Circles.  Still, I've made some slight progress.  Obviously, +Circloscope is a very helpful tool for this.But for whatever reason, I decided to Share this Circle.  This is my ONLY Notification Circle, to avoid Notification Overload.  :-)  Some of them are quite prolific posters, some are moderate, and some only post rarely.  They generally fall into the following categories:(1) Social media(2) Deep thinkers(3) Science(4) Photography(5) Curmudgeon (had to include this category specifically for Vincent LOL  But he's my kind of curmudgeon.)There are obviously a LOT more people worth following on G+, and by no means do I intend any slight to anyone not included.  I had to be VERY picky about this list.+Chrysta Rae +Sanjiv Manifest +Vincent Messina +Lauri Novak +Craig Szymanski +Gina Fiedel +Kalebra Kelby +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Mark Metternich +Don Komarechka +Athena Carey +Mark Bruce +2015-02-22 14:31:3519000
Circle Connection8,650The Google+ Photographers Circle contains some of the most talented photographer's on Google+. Circle Connection is honored to bring you our first official photography circle. Please share and add these remarkable photographer's to your circle. 2015-02-20 18:01:30290000
John Cleese13,120Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-02-18 06:41:51438654587
Circle Followers0#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-17 14:59:45155013
Margaret Tompkins134,991Dear Friends,  I'm sharing our Best of the Week circle again because we inadvertently included someone who had shared non-original work to the theme and didn't give credit to the original photographer.  Of course, we ONLY want to see original work at the +Landscape Photography theme.  I know many of your save these circles as these are the people that inspire us all.  The person is +Adriana Sanchez .  I urge you to remove her from your circles.  Thanks very much.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of   #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle? 2015-02-15 14:12:06153004
Margaret Tompkins135,020Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photograph2015-02-14 14:06:071541315
Allan watson20,194Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein 2015-02-12 06:14:06455151619
bestsolarledfloodlights.com1,084Circle for 2/12/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.2015-02-11 18:39:06501000
bestsolarledfloodlights.com1,046Circle for 2/7/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.2015-02-06 17:02:330446
Gailen Mapes76,424Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 5 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes.   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-05 11:14:13146002
Allan watson19,674Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein 2015-02-04 07:27:05451345
Photo Mania USA2,002Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for January 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of January. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-02-02 13:57:24107001
Marjorie Silver0share and share, get more friends.... #sharedcircles #circleshare  2015-01-31 16:36:06501858
Nicolas Green27,447#Artcircle   -  Part4I proudly present to you this wonderful circle of great #Artists and #Artlovers ! If you wanna make your #GooglePlus account more #creative , this is the right place to be. In this circle you 'll find #famous , #successful or #artists who just started out their journey around #art .If you see yourself included in this Circle, please give a "+1" and #reshare this circle if you please in your #publicstream .Do you want to be included in my next Art Circle ( #Part5  ) ? Then do the following :1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Give a "+1", Add a Comment and Reshare this post in your - PUBLIC - stream3. Ask for inclusion in the commentsThese are our fair rules. Simple and easy.You could find all my #Artcircle in the links below :1)  https://plus.google.com/u/0/108510718533630990952/posts/Xbgu9YAwSNy2)  https://plus.google.com/u/0/108510718533630990952/posts/arGXSfh7MDZ3)  https://plus.google.com/u/0/108510718533630990952/posts/4nPpJ4VmK2S#part4      #promote #artists & #artlovers #add . #artplace   #artcircles #artloversworldwide #circleshare #circlesharing #sharecircles #promotion 2015-01-31 15:37:31427827495
Margaret Tompkins134,243Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!2015-01-31 14:17:47137322155
Colin Wilson16,853This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #Em. #United #Kingdom #United #States #Uruguay #Uzbekistan #Vanuatu #Venezuela #Viet #Nam #Virgin #Islands #Wallis #& #Futuna #I. #Yemen #Zambia #Zimbabwe #zealand #auckland #australia #brisbane # #new_zealand #christchurch #algeria #algeria #algiers #angola #angola #luanda2015-01-31 06:28:1337127854
bestsolarledfloodlights.com981Circle for 1/30/2015If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-2 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Plus and share this post to your wall: (IMPORTANT, please CLICK this post and do my rule) https://plus.google.com/u/0/117102374191978577636/posts/TFFnoF1WC692. Comment to inform me that you have done the above thing.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-30 13:26:39501001
Andreas Levi59,964Some of my awesome inspirators, supporters and friendsHere are some of fantastic peoples which I met on G+ and in real life, for instance on some photo walks and photo tours.You can find in this circle not only great photographers, of which I get a lot of ideas for my work, you find here many interesting nice guys (and ladies) with different interest, all very active, and - for me the most important part - all very kind peoples. With this circle I like to say a big thank you. Thanks for all your inspirations and for your kind comments, feedbacks, conversations, critiques and much more.A little note: I'm not in this circle, but if you get a notification, then you are inside^^ If you like, feel free to share this circle. Have a great day! #thankyou  2015-01-28 15:25:424700519
Alessandro Rocchi908Circle for 1/27/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113229934727750411697/113229934727750411697/about2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-27 15:37:11501000
MacroAddict Best Of818It's time for the first circle of 2015:)Thanks for all the photographersNo rules:)) Share it if you want:)) 2015-01-26 16:25:39354022
Ralf Stute773shared circle fotografen #sharedcircles  2015-01-23 11:21:49479818
John Sean11,366This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-23 06:13:25493000
Markus Guhl24,953MY INSPIRATION CIRCLE...for the first time I share my circle of inspiration. It includes the photographers I look at on a regular basis. There is no need to share this circle to get into it...If you comment on my work and I like yours, I'm pretty sure you'll find yourself in my next circleshare.2015-01-21 19:38:10199001
Alessandro Rocchi796Circle for 1/22/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118147142770442505833/+Bestsolarledfloodlights/posts2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-21 18:32:56501000
HQSP Macro12,165+HQSP Macro is happy to share this circle of current contributors to our pages. Each of the persons included in the circle has posted high quality macro photos in the last 3 months. Enjoy!!2015-01-21 05:56:50493291131
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:50496001
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:31496014
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:34:18496011
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:50496014
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:16496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:32:41496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:54496011
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:25496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:30:49496212
Becky Collins22,084Celebrity Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-01-20 06:24:36428118
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John Hannah10,564Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-01-16 06:32:45472000
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Ruta a la Patagonia14,518┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v20  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v20 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-01-12 14:13:34499373554

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2015-01-27 15:43:41 (148 comments, 157 reshares, 1468 +1s)Open 

Once Upon a Winter's Night -- digital composite

My apologies for not replying in the last days. I hope I've not forced abandonment issues on all of you ... ;o7. I'm working a few jobs right now; one of them is not so much a job, but lot's of fun in supporting the free mentorship program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We've got one mentorship already underway this year, "Seeing Compositions" from the wonderful and generous (to give so much of her time for free), +Pam Boling. Lauds to you, Pam!! And we are working behind the scenes on a few more.

I do miss all of you, but at least you know that I'm helping to make the world a better place ... :o)
Happy Tuesday to you!



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday... more »

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2015-02-13 02:07:14 (91 comments, 163 reshares, 1507 +1s)Open 

Long Time No Sea

I've been so busy with work, I haven't had a chance to get out to the beach so far this year. So I dug through my archives and edited one of my previous shots just to remind myself what I'm missing ... I'm hoping a little self-prodding will do the trick ... ;o7.

And, to illustrate how busy I've been with work, I was all set to post this at 5 this morning and only just now found a moment! ... ;oD



#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photographymore »

Most plusones: 1540

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2015-01-13 21:39:38 (74 comments, 111 reshares, 1540 +1s)Open 

A Fairy Tale

I followed the last moments of the sun down the path, until both it and my eyes came to this tree.

As I watched the cantilevered ray meander lovingly up its trunk I was caught in a fairy tale moment. I couldn't help but imagine that next I might spy gnomes dashing out from under one of the bushes, followed by rabbits and squirrels, dressed in anachronistic costume (not that I know what would be "chronistic" for rabbits and squirrels … picture broad hats, doublets and, tiny swords … of course, swords!), ready to do battle for the woodland kingdom.

It was all the prompting I needed for my overdeveloped sense of processing … ;o7


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

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins+Jim ... more »

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2015-03-03 17:40:24 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

<snicker>


(Partly because, everything I am doing today seems to be moving so-o-o much slower ... ;o7)

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(Partly because, everything I am doing today seems to be moving so-o-o much slower ... ;o7)___

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2015-03-01 14:58:54 (54 comments, 43 reshares, 638 +1s)Open 

I had a major computer meltdown yesterday and just needed something peaceful posted here to give me a better mood. I managed to overcome most of the liabilities last night, but gave up by midnight since my body wakes up at 4am no matter what time I go to bed ... I dive back in today for another onslaught. Wish me luck! ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

I had a major computer meltdown yesterday and just needed something peaceful posted here to give me a better mood. I managed to overcome most of the liabilities last night, but gave up by midnight since my body wakes up at 4am no matter what time I go to bed ... I dive back in today for another onslaught. Wish me luck! ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-02-27 16:49:38 (51 comments, 27 reshares, 584 +1s)Open 

The dead opposite of a "creamy", gentle bokeh ... this is known as "The Bokeh That'll Poke-Ya!" (The cactus flower is also hiding a little buggy surprise, so it's all-around dangerville with this little one. You can look, but no-touchy! ... ;o7)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those occasionally touchable #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry ... :o)

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerph... more »

The dead opposite of a "creamy", gentle bokeh ... this is known as "The Bokeh That'll Poke-Ya!" (The cactus flower is also hiding a little buggy surprise, so it's all-around dangerville with this little one. You can look, but no-touchy! ... ;o7)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those occasionally touchable #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry ... :o)

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-02-25 16:24:48 (23 comments, 26 reshares, 358 +1s)Open 

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. ~ William Shakespeare

... either that, or I've become convinced while processing this image that there was a UFO there I'd blithely shot ... ;o7



+Mirrors and Reflections with thanks to the wonderful +Gemma Costa  #mirrorsandreflections  
+Wet Wednesday with thanks to the wonderful +Jen Baptist  #wetwednesday  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #winterwednesday #weatherwednesday   #Mammoth   #California 

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. ~ William Shakespeare

... either that, or I've become convinced while processing this image that there was a UFO there I'd blithely shot ... ;o7



+Mirrors and Reflections with thanks to the wonderful +Gemma Costa  #mirrorsandreflections  
+Wet Wednesday with thanks to the wonderful +Jen Baptist  #wetwednesday  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #winterwednesday #weatherwednesday   #Mammoth   #California ___

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2015-02-24 16:16:35 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

The Prisoner


+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #surrealart #painting  #digitalart

The Prisoner


+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #surrealart #painting  #digitalart___

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2015-02-23 15:55:54 (60 comments, 38 reshares, 576 +1s)Open 

A Chorus Line Sorry for the redux, but this one of my favorite droplets shots (because I worked so hard on it!) and the theme for #MacroMonday  today is LINE UP! (My apologies to the macro crew, I know we should shoot new!) The workflow to get the shot –– You are currently looking at 49 images … ;oD
"Why so many, Robin? … are you really as crazy as you seem?!!" –– yes, I am … read on …

49 images?! Yes, I'm a little crazybut only a little

I had a vision for this shot and 49 shots in total (all here in this one image) is what it took to realize the final result relative to the limitations of the equipment I have. I shoot with a small camera and, because of its small sensor, I get a lot of ugly noise in my images. To combat noise, I shoot multiple shots of the same frame and exposure and stack them in layerswhich reduces the no... more »

A Chorus Line Sorry for the redux, but this one of my favorite droplets shots (because I worked so hard on it!) and the theme for #MacroMonday  today is LINE UP! (My apologies to the macro crew, I know we should shoot new!) The workflow to get the shot –– You are currently looking at 49 images … ;oD
"Why so many, Robin? … are you really as crazy as you seem?!!" –– yes, I am … read on …

49 images?! Yes, I'm a little crazybut only a little

I had a vision for this shot and 49 shots in total (all here in this one image) is what it took to realize the final result relative to the limitations of the equipment I have. I shoot with a small camera and, because of its small sensor, I get a lot of ugly noise in my images. To combat noise, I shoot multiple shots of the same frame and exposure and stack them in layers which reduces the noise pattern while retaining image sharpness––7 per seems to be my magic number for success with noise reduction. 

"But that should make this shot made up of only 7 images, right?"

The lens that I have available to me for macro can only focus on a very tiny area, no matter what manual settings I use. To get all six of the drops in the frame and fully in focus, I had to shoot each drop separately (plus an extra shot for coverage) and then merge them together in post work. So, what you are looking at here is essentially a micro-pano. 7 shots of each of the seven shots that made up the "pano". I have no software to do automatic focus-stacking, so I blended them all together by hand. While it is not that special of an image in general, for all that effort, I personally am thrilled that I was able to pull it off!

I am curious how many people will notice the "surprise" … ;o))
There is a shy little "dancer" in my chorus line …
One of the droplets actually fell behind the feather when I was laying the drops. My first thought was, "oh crap … now I have to start again!" (I'd already placed four … and it's so tedious to get them just where you want them). But it just hung there, so I decided to go with it … ;o7

I had this little number running through my head while I was editing my little golden "dancers" … ;o))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyZeGOsR9IA

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#MacroMonday (sub-theme: LINE UP) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

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



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts           


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available for print at robingriggswood.com___

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2015-02-21 13:58:19 (31 comments, 9 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Peeved
#BlankStare 
#IHadToTurnAround17TimesToKeepYouFromShootingMyButt
#AnnoyedThatYouRuinedMyNap 
#AlsoSeriouslyAnnoyedThatYouRuinedMyDreamAboutClotilde

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +DaveBell +Swe... more »

Peeved
#BlankStare 
#IHadToTurnAround17TimesToKeepYouFromShootingMyButt
#AnnoyedThatYouRuinedMyNap 
#AlsoSeriouslyAnnoyedThatYouRuinedMyDreamAboutClotilde

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-02-20 15:53:42 (47 comments, 12 reshares, 240 +1s)Open 

(*Secretly hopes that "Kiss a Camelid Day" becomes a Worldwide official holiday)

(p.s. ... and will try not to spit on you in the process.)

#KissACamelidDay   #CannotResistThoseBigImploringEyes   #CuteOverload   #BeCarefulCuzItSpits  

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +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)

Waves to the #FarmFriday  crew, +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle (+Farm Friday)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #alpaca    #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  

(*Secretly hopes that "Kiss a Camelid Day" becomes a Worldwide official holiday)

(p.s. ... and will try not to spit on you in the process.)

#KissACamelidDay   #CannotResistThoseBigImploringEyes   #CuteOverload   #BeCarefulCuzItSpits  

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +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)

Waves to the #FarmFriday  crew, +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle (+Farm Friday)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #alpaca    #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  ___

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2015-02-18 15:26:57 (26 comments, 18 reshares, 459 +1s)Open 

Because it's #WaterDropWednesday  ... ;o)



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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro

Because it's #WaterDropWednesday  ... ;o)



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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro___

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2015-02-17 22:03:35 (37 comments, 28 reshares, 487 +1s)Open 

CAUTION: This post was prepared in a facility that also handles nuts.

Happy Tuesday, everyone ... :o))



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California 

CAUTION: This post was prepared in a facility that also handles nuts.

Happy Tuesday, everyone ... :o))



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California ___

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2015-02-17 04:22:35 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

There's still time to sign up!

Sign up here for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 3 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, Feb 26th, and the first lesson post will be Saturday, Feb 28th. 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.)
• 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, here: 
https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/K6vCwX1BYda
(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: +Heiko Mahr, +Linda Villers, +Lou McCorkle, +Darla Hueske, +Ellie Kennard, +Doug Welch, +Ugo Cei, +Alex Lapidus, +Eric Raeber, +Darcee McCutcheon, +Alan Mason, +Dawn Siadatan, +Gazzaroonii T., +Gernot Glaeser, +Jason Eldridge, +John Getchel, +Lena Konstantinova, +Marilou Aballe, +Rachel Ferris, +Sharon Stone, +Stephen Thackeray, +cobalt please.___There's still time to sign up!

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2015-02-16 18:14:12 (54 comments, 44 reshares, 537 +1s)Open 

Clever? Whatever!

I wish I was half as clever as those who are four times as clever as those who are half as clever as me.

However, whomsoever should forever endeavor to assever that they are clever, should also never ever dissever it whatsoever.

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#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro

Clever? Whatever!

I wish I was half as clever as those who are four times as clever as those who are half as clever as me.

However, whomsoever should forever endeavor to assever that they are clever, should also never ever dissever it whatsoever.

–––
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro___

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2015-02-14 19:31:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The SIGN-UP post for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 3 is up!! To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at this link: 
https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/K6vCwX1BYda
(your application will not be seen at any reshares)

Sign up here for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 3 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, Feb 26th, and the first lesson post will be Saturday, Feb 28th. 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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FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO APPLY
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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.)
• 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 )

––
To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: 
https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/K6vCwX1BYda
(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: +Heiko Mahr, +Linda Villers, +Lou McCorkle, +Darla Hueske, +Ellie Kennard, +Doug Welch, +Ugo Cei, +Alex Lapidus, +Eric Raeber, +Darcee McCutcheon, +Alan Mason, +Dawn Siadatan, +Gazzaroonii T., +Gernot Glaeser, +Jason Eldridge, +John Getchel, +Lena Konstantinova, +Marilou Aballe, +Rachel Ferris, +Sharon Stone, +Stephen Thackeray, +cobalt please.___The SIGN-UP post for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 3 is up!! To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at this link: 
https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/K6vCwX1BYda
(your application will not be seen at any reshares)

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2015-02-14 15:00:00 (39 comments, 8 reshares, 227 +1s)Open 

Life is better when you get to spend it in the company of a kindred spirit. Have you noticed yet the little hearts that fly up when you plus someone? So fun! Happy Valentine's day to everyone, but most especially to some of my favorite Saturday kindred spirits, the #Gulluminati  folks. Life is better spent in your company ... :o)


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus, are some of my favorite kindred spirits.

+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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman+Liz C +Ja... more »

Life is better when you get to spend it in the company of a kindred spirit. Have you noticed yet the little hearts that fly up when you plus someone? So fun! Happy Valentine's day to everyone, but most especially to some of my favorite Saturday kindred spirits, the #Gulluminati  folks. Life is better spent in your company ... :o)


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus, are some of my favorite kindred spirits.

+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 +Kim 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
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr

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

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #valentinesday  #valentinesday2015 #photography #birds #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro  ___

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2015-02-13 16:27:06 (36 comments, 40 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

Pearl Puts on Her Evening Dress

The micro flowers of the California Pearly Everlasting [Pseudognaphalium californicum], a native relative to the Strawflower whose blooms continue to remain in a floral pose even when the plant dies at the end of the season. Their intense aroma makes our hillsides smell of butterscotch and maple syrup in the summer.

I've adored them since I was young and when I get the occasional volunteer sprouting in the backyard, even though the plant itself is rather weedy looking, I let them stay––because, um, butterscotch and maple syrup!

Now I only need to find a plant with the fragrance of crispy morning bacon to make the perfect bouquet ... ;o7



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudognaphalium_californicum






#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James+Bet... more »

Pearl Puts on Her Evening Dress

The micro flowers of the California Pearly Everlasting [Pseudognaphalium californicum], a native relative to the Strawflower whose blooms continue to remain in a floral pose even when the plant dies at the end of the season. Their intense aroma makes our hillsides smell of butterscotch and maple syrup in the summer.

I've adored them since I was young and when I get the occasional volunteer sprouting in the backyard, even though the plant itself is rather weedy looking, I let them stay––because, um, butterscotch and maple syrup!

Now I only need to find a plant with the fragrance of crispy morning bacon to make the perfect bouquet ... ;o7



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudognaphalium_californicum






#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 +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry more!
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-02-13 02:07:14 (91 comments, 163 reshares, 1507 +1s)Open 

Long Time No Sea

I've been so busy with work, I haven't had a chance to get out to the beach so far this year. So I dug through my archives and edited one of my previous shots just to remind myself what I'm missing ... I'm hoping a little self-prodding will do the trick ... ;o7.

And, to illustrate how busy I've been with work, I was all set to post this at 5 this morning and only just now found a moment! ... ;oD



#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photographymore »

Long Time No Sea

I've been so busy with work, I haven't had a chance to get out to the beach so far this year. So I dug through my archives and edited one of my previous shots just to remind myself what I'm missing ... I'm hoping a little self-prodding will do the trick ... ;o7.

And, to illustrate how busy I've been with work, I was all set to post this at 5 this morning and only just now found a moment! ... ;oD



#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


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

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2015-02-13 01:59:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

They're doing it again!!!
The amazing and wonderful Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic mentoring team will be doing another free mentorship! Look to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page on Saturday for the one and only sign-up post!

It's Back!

We're delighted to be offering round 3 of one of our favorite programs (well, they're all our favorites, but you know what I mean)!  Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic is back, led by an all-star cast of experienced program mentors including +Heiko Mahr, +Linda Villers, +Lou McCorkle, +Darla Hueske, +Ellie Kennard, +Doug Welch, +Ugo Cei and special guest star +Eric Raeber, plus a wonderful group of alumni from our first two sessions.  Watch for the official signup post on Saturday with all the details!

Please note that signups will not be first come, first served; the post will remain open for several days, so please don't panic if you're not first on the list.  Be sure to follow this page for all the info, and please contact program directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus if you might be interested in mentoring other photographers.___They're doing it again!!!
The amazing and wonderful Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic mentoring team will be doing another free mentorship! Look to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page on Saturday for the one and only sign-up post!

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2015-02-11 16:18:03 (45 comments, 25 reshares, 357 +1s)Open 

The Lizard of Oz
Lesser minion to the Wiz.

Well, he's really just an 8-inch zoo find, whose only superpower was the ability to withstand, and hold completely still, while I tickled him with various sliders and encumbered him with blend modes until his gray-appearing skin revealed its true colors. He thinks he looks dapper, epic and far more dangerous now––ready to take on anything a wicked witch might throw at him.

And those dang flying monkeys. "Bring it!", says he.




#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik
#TextureBlendPhotography with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Texture Blend Photography 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #animals #animalphotography #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  #texture... more »

The Lizard of Oz
Lesser minion to the Wiz.

Well, he's really just an 8-inch zoo find, whose only superpower was the ability to withstand, and hold completely still, while I tickled him with various sliders and encumbered him with blend modes until his gray-appearing skin revealed its true colors. He thinks he looks dapper, epic and far more dangerous now––ready to take on anything a wicked witch might throw at him.

And those dang flying monkeys. "Bring it!", says he.




#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik
#TextureBlendPhotography with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Texture Blend Photography 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #animals #animalphotography #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro   #textureblendphotography  #photomanipulation ___

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2015-02-09 17:15:42 (69 comments, 58 reshares, 912 +1s)Open 

Beware, Ye Who Enter!

I've been in an interesting editing mode lately, feeding my "muse" with pure play and heaving caution not only to the wind, but into the swirling vortex of a supercell storm ... ;o7. It might get scary for a bit here on my stream ... 
But, you have to do that sometimes; experiment and push the envelope (example here shows pushing the envelope off a cliff! <snicker>). Really, it keeps you sane ... well, mostly sane ... ;o7

#MoodyMonday with thanks to +Philip Daly and +Moody Monday #moodymondayphoto

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #photoshop #photomanipulation

Beware, Ye Who Enter!

I've been in an interesting editing mode lately, feeding my "muse" with pure play and heaving caution not only to the wind, but into the swirling vortex of a supercell storm ... ;o7. It might get scary for a bit here on my stream ... 
But, you have to do that sometimes; experiment and push the envelope (example here shows pushing the envelope off a cliff! <snicker>). Really, it keeps you sane ... well, mostly sane ... ;o7

#MoodyMonday with thanks to +Philip Daly and +Moody Monday #moodymondayphoto

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #photoshop #photomanipulation___

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2015-02-08 14:27:44 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

#SacredSunday #SilentSunday

#SacredSunday #SilentSunday___

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2015-02-06 17:39:11 (38 comments, 12 reshares, 264 +1s)Open 

Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – part deux

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

Yes, I know it looks like a cormorant, but it's a #SeagullButtsInDisguise pretender for sure! 


With a nod and grin to (and hoping that I'm not, again, annoying the heck out of) those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry others!

And another nod and grin to (with certainty that I am annoying the heck out of them and plan to go on annoying them for an indefinite period of time) that coterie ofcomedy, th... more »

Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – part deux

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

Yes, I know it looks like a cormorant, but it's a #SeagullButtsInDisguise pretender for sure! 


With a nod and grin to (and hoping that I'm not, again, annoying the heck out of) those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry others!

And another nod and grin to (with certainty that I am annoying the heck out of them and plan to go on annoying them for an indefinite period of time) that coterie of comedy, the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus (because there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday ... ;o)):

+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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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


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

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-02-05 16:14:55 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

So, I'm just going to 'leave' you all with this ... ;o7
#LeavesOnThursday  
...  #ButReturnsOnFriday   <snicker>


#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#TextureBlendPhotography with thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Texture Blend Photography  

So, I'm just going to 'leave' you all with this ... ;o7
#LeavesOnThursday  
...  #ButReturnsOnFriday   <snicker>


#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#TextureBlendPhotography with thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Texture Blend Photography  ___

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2015-02-03 16:42:54 (35 comments, 7 reshares, 239 +1s)Open 

Solace

“In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my 'pace of life' than my 'peace of life'. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it's solace I'm after, I don't need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic, unguided living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind.” 
― Steve Goodier


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#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqspmonochrome #AllThingsMonochrome #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
#bw #monochrome#monochromep... more »

Solace

“In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my 'pace of life' than my 'peace of life'. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it's solace I'm after, I don't need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic, unguided living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind.” 
― Steve Goodier


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#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqspmonochrome #AllThingsMonochrome #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
#bw #monochrome #monochromephotography
 #blackandwhitephotos +Black and White Photos
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro___

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2015-02-03 04:38:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

After spending a sacrificial amount of time making +The Arcanum better for everyone, +Peter Giordano heads out on an epic journey of his own.

Please be aware that this is not my work –– leave comments and "+1"s at the original source by clicking on "originally shared" below.

#TheArcanum   #PLUSPost   +Robin Griggs Wood 
February 2 2015

What do I feel good about!? I feel GREAT about the building momentum of +The Arcanum. Exciting times indeed. The ENTIRE team at The Arcanum have been “heads down” for months, finally launching several services and programs that we’re super excited about: 

1) A completely new website, www.TheArcanum.com, re-designed and coded from the ground up

2) Sphere 2 Q&A and supporting materials for Masters

3) Path of the Protégé Stepping Stones and Video

4) Completely new “data model” that enables the flexibility so many Members asked about in terms of their learning paths (A journal for Apprentices, a Sphere-Builder for Masters, and more!)

So raise a glass to our Dev Team, the Heroes, and of course +Trey Ratcliff  and +Curtis Simmons  for delivering so many important Launches! 

In the mean time….i’ve decided to go “head on” with my journey and goal of creating “Conceptual Landscapes”. 

So I started watching a lot of videos — Grand Library, as well as others on YouTube. I’m an engineer, so it’s comforting to me to first learn technique and then practice applying. 

I learned what I didn’t know (this is the short list):
1) How to composite (really)
2) Basic art principles (yep)
3) Lack of ideas (ugh)

Makes for difficult start to the path. No?

I’ve picked up a couple of books that focus on compositing. Again, to work with a set of stock images, examples, an image to try to make. 

So far I’ve learned how to:
1) Make selections to separate objects from an image
2) Make simple planets out of a texture and add that Sci-Fi glow and shadow
3) Basic compositing — holy cow it is hard to figure out which images should go into which layers!

What’s confounding me!?
1) I haven’t yet had a “vision” — something I was compelled to create
2) How to think of elements that should be added to my “vision"
3) Lighting / shading to make a composite look realistic

I picked up a Magazine-Book from Imagine Publishing called “The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Book”. With it I had access to some basic tutorials and stock images. What I have to show is not complete - it’s a Work in Progress (WiP) and it’s certainly not 100% original as I am working directly off of a structured set of steps. Even so, my individuality creeps in. A little bit of my vision creeps in and I create a unique image…even though the elements are hardly unique. 

I have a lot more to do. I still haven’t gotten the lighting / shading correct. My “mist” is more like a smudge, and there’s nothing really interesting in the image. 

Still working at it. I’m on the path. ___After spending a sacrificial amount of time making +The Arcanum better for everyone, +Peter Giordano heads out on an epic journey of his own.

Please be aware that this is not my work –– leave comments and "+1"s at the original source by clicking on "originally shared" below.

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2015-02-02 14:45:23 (42 comments, 19 reshares, 450 +1s)Open 

A Little Secret

Remember when you were young and felt the thrill of adventure from an open field, the eager anticipation of a Saturday morning? Can you recall when you saw the promise of beauty in a box of crayons and a blank piece of paper, or spent time dreaming about the details of your beautiful and exciting future?

The characters have changed, but it is still the same story unfolding

I hope you didn't forget this secret to happiness ... :o)



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The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time.
I can't access my server this a.m. ... :o( ... so this is a reprise for #MacroMonday (sub-theme: Dream) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +RuthHochh... more »

A Little Secret

Remember when you were young and felt the thrill of adventure from an open field, the eager anticipation of a Saturday morning? Can you recall when you saw the promise of beauty in a box of crayons and a blank piece of paper, or spent time dreaming about the details of your beautiful and exciting future?

The characters have changed, but it is still the same story unfolding

I hope you didn't forget this secret to happiness ... :o)



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The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time.
I can't access my server this a.m. ... :o( ... so this is a reprise for #MacroMonday (sub-theme: Dream) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

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


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All



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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://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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2015-02-01 16:10:39 (120 comments, 79 reshares, 983 +1s)Open 



On a long drive home after a shoot last week, we stopped at sunset to gawk at what has been dubbed the 4th scariest roller coaster in the world during one of its quieter, sublime moments at Six Flags. Well, "sublime" depending on your viewpoint, perhaps. If you're a roller coaster fan, being 20 stories up at the top of it's 200-foot drop might be your preferred perspective of sublimity. 

My preferred perspective was just this: during a tourist-free moment, feet firmly planted on the ground, taking in its epic grandeur spotlit by the waning sun. I had to shoot three shots and stitch them to a pano to show all of it to you, however.

is the world's first 4th Dimension roller coaster. If you've the proper constitution to revel in such thrills and find yourself there, "your sanity-crunching, 360-degree seats extend onwin... more »



On a long drive home after a shoot last week, we stopped at sunset to gawk at what has been dubbed the 4th scariest roller coaster in the world during one of its quieter, sublime moments at Six Flags. Well, "sublime" depending on your viewpoint, perhaps. If you're a roller coaster fan, being 20 stories up at the top of it's 200-foot drop might be your preferred perspective of sublimity. 

My preferred perspective was just this: during a tourist-free moment, feet firmly planted on the ground, taking in its epic grandeur spotlit by the waning sun. I had to shoot three shots and stitch them to a pano to show all of it to you, however.

is the world's first 4th Dimension roller coaster. If you've the proper constitution to revel in such thrills and find yourself there, "your sanity-crunching, 360-degree seats extend on wings far off the track. So while you are careening down the rails at 76 miles per hour through an unreal assortment of dives, flips and twists, as well as two ultra-rare “raven turns”––half loops that change their minds midway and become sheer drops––your body will also be flipping around 360-degrees over and over again. The forces of gravity dictate the spin, so no two rides will ever be alike. Quite simply, you will be spun into another dimension." (via https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/attractions/x2-coaster)

You can ride it, sans g-forces, here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WTD0Hc9anw or see the Travel Channel's video doc here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADjbTBBIOFU

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#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky   #rollercoasterpics   #rollercoaster  ___

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2015-01-31 14:57:00 (50 comments, 24 reshares, 506 +1s)Open 

"Super Butt"
I could have sworn he was a seagull
... before he flew into that phonebooth.
#MildManneredSeagullButtsInDisguise


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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 De... more »

"Super Butt"
I could have sworn he was a seagull
... before he flew into that phonebooth.
#MildManneredSeagullButtsInDisguise


––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

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

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

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

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2015-01-28 19:15:01 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday

#WordlessOnWednesday___

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2015-01-27 15:43:41 (148 comments, 157 reshares, 1468 +1s)Open 

Once Upon a Winter's Night -- digital composite

My apologies for not replying in the last days. I hope I've not forced abandonment issues on all of you ... ;o7. I'm working a few jobs right now; one of them is not so much a job, but lot's of fun in supporting the free mentorship program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We've got one mentorship already underway this year, "Seeing Compositions" from the wonderful and generous (to give so much of her time for free), +Pam Boling. Lauds to you, Pam!! And we are working behind the scenes on a few more.

I do miss all of you, but at least you know that I'm helping to make the world a better place ... :o)
Happy Tuesday to you!



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday... more »

Once Upon a Winter's Night -- digital composite

My apologies for not replying in the last days. I hope I've not forced abandonment issues on all of you ... ;o7. I'm working a few jobs right now; one of them is not so much a job, but lot's of fun in supporting the free mentorship program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We've got one mentorship already underway this year, "Seeing Compositions" from the wonderful and generous (to give so much of her time for free), +Pam Boling. Lauds to you, Pam!! And we are working behind the scenes on a few more.

I do miss all of you, but at least you know that I'm helping to make the world a better place ... :o)
Happy Tuesday to you!



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #snow #digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation___

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2015-01-24 17:32:08 (32 comments, 10 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

+Bill Pevlor spotted this guy on the stream the other day and gave me a shout out. What a hilarious shot!!!! I thought a certain group of folks might appreciate it ... ;o))
NOT MY IMAGE! I couldn't find the author, but I did find a version that wasn't too altered. Thanks for the find, Bill!

There is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday ! ... but this guy should be the logo, IF there were such a theme ... ;o))

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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman... more »

+Bill Pevlor spotted this guy on the stream the other day and gave me a shout out. What a hilarious shot!!!! I thought a certain group of folks might appreciate it ... ;o))
NOT MY IMAGE! I couldn't find the author, but I did find a version that wasn't too altered. Thanks for the find, Bill!

There is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday ! ... but this guy should be the logo, IF there were such a theme ... ;o))

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 +Kim 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 
#Gulluminati 
#Gullarazzi
#Splatterday

#rgwoodpost #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus___

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2015-01-23 15:56:47 (22 comments, 10 reshares, 281 +1s)Open 

The yumminess of #FloralFriday  with some  #bokehlicious  icing ... :o)



#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 +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

The yumminess of #FloralFriday  with some  #bokehlicious  icing ... :o)



#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 +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-01-22 18:06:32 (22 comments, 25 reshares, 326 +1s)Open 

I'm crazy busy again, but to thank you all for sticking around, even if I'm not as much ... ;o7 ... here's another Free Gift of wallpaper for your phone or desktop. I like wallpapers that have lots of open space for icons and stuff, do you? ... or do you keep icons and widgets off your main desktop?



(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcR3AzRzhMUnplUGc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

I'm crazy busy again, but to thank you all for sticking around, even if I'm not as much ... ;o7 ... here's another Free Gift of wallpaper for your phone or desktop. I like wallpapers that have lots of open space for icons and stuff, do you? ... or do you keep icons and widgets off your main desktop?



(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcR3AzRzhMUnplUGc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-01-21 04:49:58 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Ooh, "The Myth of Talent" made the cover of "Exemplar" ... thanks, +Kingsley Burton!

Something for the artists, actually everyone. From fellow Arcanum Master Robin Griggs Wood @robingriggswood from Exemplar http://bit.ly/1eEyz37  
http://flip.it/ltKBQ http://flip.it/ZtzY4 @MagicalArcanum f___Ooh, "The Myth of Talent" made the cover of "Exemplar" ... thanks, +Kingsley Burton!

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2015-01-20 18:26:22 (41 comments, 16 reshares, 383 +1s)Open 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Ephemeral beauty ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Ephemeral beauty ...___

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2015-01-19 19:09:32 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 314 +1s)Open 

The Last of My Holiday

#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  "Torn". That's how I always feel this time of year: happy that the work is over; sad that I have to wait a whole year for some of the things I love most to return––the decorations, the crisp cool air and my seasonal plants. As the last of my holiday cheer, my poinsettia, drops it's larger leaves of inflorescence, I let out a little sigh.



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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.


#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Torn) withthanks t... more »

The Last of My Holiday

#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  "Torn". That's how I always feel this time of year: happy that the work is over; sad that I have to wait a whole year for some of the things I love most to return––the decorations, the crisp cool air and my seasonal plants. As the last of my holiday cheer, my poinsettia, drops it's larger leaves of inflorescence, I let out a little sigh.



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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.


#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Torn) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

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



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All



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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://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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2015-01-19 02:37:24 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Fabulous post from one of my Apprentices in +The Arcanum, +Christina Lihani: _"When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision. There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self._" Yes, that is what I am focused on each and every day with all of my Apprentices. You said it so very well, Christina!

+Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff +Tiff Gilleland 

#Pluspost  +Robin Griggs Wood 


Pushing Your Own Boundaries

I've had a lot of people ask me what it's like to be in The Arcanum. 
The phrase above and the photo below, most succinctly illustrates my personal experience in Robin Griggs Cohort within the Arcanum. 

When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. 
What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision.
There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self. It asks you to get out of your box, to push your limits a bit more, to look within yourself and discover what resonates with your artistic being.

My cohort, a private G+ community, is a calm and welcoming place where I can take my time to discover, share, and learn. My fellow cohorts and Master support me, cheer me on, guide me, and teach me (and I strive to do the same in return). 
My cohorts and I have different photography levels, interests, and pursuits but one thing we all have in common is a growing success in finding and achieving our artistic visions.

I still find it very important to continue to learn about photography and post processing (and there is a wealth of knowledge presented in the Arcanum Library, the Master, and the other students) but my favorite aspect of being a student is the personal discovery and journey that I would not have taken without the Arcanum. 


http://thearcanum.com/___Fabulous post from one of my Apprentices in +The Arcanum, +Christina Lihani: _"When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision. There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self._" Yes, that is what I am focused on each and every day with all of my Apprentices. You said it so very well, Christina!

+Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff +Tiff Gilleland 

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2015-01-19 02:31:14 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

Just in case any of you haven't met +Linda Villers, there's all kinds of treats over on her profile stream ... ;o) (This is just a sample .... you'll have to go over to Linda's for the full buffet ... ;o)) Please note this is not my work – direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

Shining Light From Above

+Alex Lapidus and I couldn't believe our eyes when we came out of the restaurant after dinner - there was the Milky Way right over the Peggy's Cove lighthouse! We had to climb down some rocks in the dark to get back to our earlier vantage point so we were out of the path of the bright spotlight on the lighthouse, a challenge in the dark, but worth the effort. It is so amazing to be able to see the night sky every evening when it's clear, definitely not possible or dark enough in our metropolis!
Have a great weekend everyone...

Thanks again to +Darryl Van Gaal for all of the help over the last couple of years as this shot would not have existed without his guidance!

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim
+Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D

This is a blend of 2 exposures, 2 seconds for the lighthouse and rocks and 25 seconds for the Milky Way. ___Just in case any of you haven't met +Linda Villers, there's all kinds of treats over on her profile stream ... ;o) (This is just a sample .... you'll have to go over to Linda's for the full buffet ... ;o)) Please note this is not my work – direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

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2015-01-17 16:24:56 (54 comments, 47 reshares, 520 +1s)Open 

Nothing to see here; move along

Just your garden variety –– erm, water variety –– Ring-necked duck –– erm, #seagullbuttindisguise  



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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 B... more »

Nothing to see here; move along

Just your garden variety –– erm, water variety –– Ring-necked duck –– erm, #seagullbuttindisguise  



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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


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

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-01-17 16:00:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! To all the "14 is Fab" hunters who submitted to this category ––> I would like to just formally announce that each and EVERY one of the images in this album GETS AN HONORABLE MENTION from me!!!! This is the best and funnest album EVER and I've never had so much fun judging in my life. You folks are crazy clever!!!
(Yes, lot's of shouting up there ... deal with it ... ;o7)

If you're coming upon this album and don't know what it's all about ... you have to guess the surprise in each image. SO FUN!! (Oops, shouted again ... ;o7)

We're on DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the, 14 IS yesterday was FABULOUS* round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of 10 days is pretty freaking awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event every season for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Scott Jarvie, +Ron Clifford, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Les Imgrund, and our winner from last round, +Carla McMahon.

I then open the albums up to the public - every day over the course of 10 days. 
We are doing things differently this round due to technical difficulties - all albums will be revealed and THEN all winners announced at the end.
There are 10 categories:
This is the 9TH - the WHEN YOU SEE IT album. See my profile page for previous reveals - the "ANIMALS ARE AWESOME", "LETTER C", "AUTUMN COLOURS", "FUNNY FACE", "GHOST", "ROMANCE", "CANDY" and "WITCH" albums.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the WHEN YOU SEE IT album,
1 item seen in 210 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Corey Gibson )___ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! To all the "14 is Fab" hunters who submitted to this category ––> I would like to just formally announce that each and EVERY one of the images in this album GETS AN HONORABLE MENTION from me!!!! This is the best and funnest album EVER and I've never had so much fun judging in my life. You folks are crazy clever!!!
(Yes, lot's of shouting up there ... deal with it ... ;o7)

If you're coming upon this album and don't know what it's all about ... you have to guess the surprise in each image. SO FUN!! (Oops, shouted again ... ;o7)

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2015-01-16 19:37:59 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Arcanum Master, +Frank Doorhof, just released a brand new instructional video called "Mastering the Model Shoot: the Light Meter"
It's a 70+ minute video on the use of the light meter, it's the first in a series on model photography connected to his book "Mastering the Model Shoot"

You can order it from http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/

Arcanum Master, +Frank Doorhof, just released a brand new instructional video called "Mastering the Model Shoot: the Light Meter"
It's a 70+ minute video on the use of the light meter, it's the first in a series on model photography connected to his book "Mastering the Model Shoot"

You can order it from http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/___

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2015-01-15 21:10:19 (24 comments, 31 reshares, 638 +1s)Open 

You can stay in your safe and comfy middle, but …

the view is better on the edge.



#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops

You can stay in your safe and comfy middle, but …

the view is better on the edge.



#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops___

2015-01-15 05:13:08 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.___

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2015-01-14 15:33:53 (22 comments, 17 reshares, 257 +1s)Open 

In the Moment
That perfect moment you were hoping to have
is the one you missed
while trying to force a perfect moment into tomorrow. (rgw)


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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #BirdPoker Carefree

In the Moment
That perfect moment you were hoping to have
is the one you missed
while trying to force a perfect moment into tomorrow. (rgw)


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

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #BirdPoker Carefree___

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2015-01-13 21:39:38 (74 comments, 111 reshares, 1540 +1s)Open 

A Fairy Tale

I followed the last moments of the sun down the path, until both it and my eyes came to this tree.

As I watched the cantilevered ray meander lovingly up its trunk I was caught in a fairy tale moment. I couldn't help but imagine that next I might spy gnomes dashing out from under one of the bushes, followed by rabbits and squirrels, dressed in anachronistic costume (not that I know what would be "chronistic" for rabbits and squirrels … picture broad hats, doublets and, tiny swords … of course, swords!), ready to do battle for the woodland kingdom.

It was all the prompting I needed for my overdeveloped sense of processing … ;o7


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

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins+Jim ... more »

A Fairy Tale

I followed the last moments of the sun down the path, until both it and my eyes came to this tree.

As I watched the cantilevered ray meander lovingly up its trunk I was caught in a fairy tale moment. I couldn't help but imagine that next I might spy gnomes dashing out from under one of the bushes, followed by rabbits and squirrels, dressed in anachronistic costume (not that I know what would be "chronistic" for rabbits and squirrels … picture broad hats, doublets and, tiny swords … of course, swords!), ready to do battle for the woodland kingdom.

It was all the prompting I needed for my overdeveloped sense of processing … ;o7


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

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California


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

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2015-01-12 16:42:45 (65 comments, 61 reshares, 779 +1s)Open 

Memories Examined
#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  ♫♪Music♪♫
An interesting coincidence because, yesterday, before I found out what today's theme was, I finally tackled sorting through all my old music books. There's a handful I'm keeping, but the rest are packed up for the second-hand store. 

Gone are the "Mel Bay" scales-torture manuals! I really should banish them back to the hell they were spawned in, but perhaps some other kid needs to learn perseverance through agony, and why would I deprive them of that great skill? Maybe they want to be a Navy SEAL some day.

In my sorting yesterday, I finally had to confront that I'm never going to take the time to learn "How to Play the Harmonica". The fact that this music book came with a tape cassette should give you some inkling as to how long I have been NOT confrontingit.
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Memories Examined
#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  ♫♪Music♪♫
An interesting coincidence because, yesterday, before I found out what today's theme was, I finally tackled sorting through all my old music books. There's a handful I'm keeping, but the rest are packed up for the second-hand store. 

Gone are the "Mel Bay" scales-torture manuals! I really should banish them back to the hell they were spawned in, but perhaps some other kid needs to learn perseverance through agony, and why would I deprive them of that great skill? Maybe they want to be a Navy SEAL some day.

In my sorting yesterday, I finally had to confront that I'm never going to take the time to learn "How to Play the Harmonica". The fact that this music book came with a tape cassette should give you some inkling as to how long I have been NOT confronting it.

There were music books in the heap from 80s bands that––well, let's just say––I wasn't even sure if I liked the music when they played it. "Greatest Hits" books galore. Country music, high country music, back country music––I may have had a book in the pile that represented every country in the world. 

There were some hammered dulcimer music books. Have I ever even owned a hammered dulcimer?! (I must go check the attic some day.)

Well, I certainly have a few instruments laying about the house still––my guitars, my flutes, a dulcimer (that doesn't require a hammer, but may be in desperate need of a tuning wrench)––which I could have shot, zoomed in for this theme, but there were some good memories eyeing me from that handful of music books I was keeping that I needed to document for myself.

I wanted to do some water-drops on glass to show my memories to you all, but it was either put the drops on my glasses or a small magnifying glass, and I needed the glasses to see ... ;o7 (my apologies that it isn't my usual super close-up, as my actual macro lens got packed away with the camera it fits and I don't have a suitable replacement yet for my current camera.)




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#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Music) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

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



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All



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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://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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2015-01-10 22:32:03 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Head on over to +Pam Boling's post, folks! The "Seeing Compositions" mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at the following link:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares, and this here is a reshare). Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

The Seeing Compositions mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

This is a special program to help you improve your photographic composition skills through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The primary goal of this workshop is to help you learn to see and capture better compositions. I will be taking on a handful of people for a six-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been a photographer for over thirty years and have worked professionally for much of that time. I am currently an Apprentice in the Arcanum under the tutelage of +Robin Griggs Wood. I work in many genres, though my current bent is primarily landscapes and macro.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not about basic camera operation or technical aspects of photography. You will be learning the ART of photographic composition and how to make your photographs more appealing. We will explore ways to draw your audience in and hold attention.

This will be an intensive Mentorship. I will ask that you give your all, as will I. Your reward will be commensurate with your investment of time and effort. I expect you to be shooting a LOT because the more you practice, the better ingrained these concepts will become – and the better photographer you will be. There will be weekly assignments based on a theme/concept. I will ask that you shoot ten photographs based on the theme, but you will only be required to post two or three of those. The remaining photos will be on the honor system and for your benefit because, again, how much time and effort you invest determines how much improvement you will see.

Selections will begin January 19 for the mentorship beginning January 28 – I chose a Wednesday to give us a chance to settle in, introduce ourselves and have a weekend to get out shooting, for those who may have regular Monday to Friday jobs.

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 be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.
• You are willing to shoot and process 10+ photographs per week (only three will be shared in the community, but they will be the “best of” the ten or more that you shoot).

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(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
8) How often you currently shoot

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC
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 
8) Twice a week

I will read all responses. However, I will not be able to respond individually to each of you. 

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

photo by +Alex Lapidus ___Head on over to +Pam Boling's post, folks! The "Seeing Compositions" mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at the following link:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares, and this here is a reshare). Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

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2015-01-10 14:44:01 (79 comments, 40 reshares, 622 +1s)Open 

"It's Saturday, So it Must Be Bath Day"

Other possible captions:

–– #SeagullButtWash

–– "Between a Rock and a Wet Place"

–– "Methods For Removing Splatter Misfire #147"


For the sufficiently caffeinated and more observant of the passersby to this image, yes, that is a MUCH larger wave coming up behind the little guy way off in the background.
But, don't worry, Mr.#ConcernedAboutHisPersonalHygiene here did manage to fly off before being thoroughly inundated by the surf ... ;o7




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

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper+Christin McLeod +S... more »

"It's Saturday, So it Must Be Bath Day"

Other possible captions:

–– #SeagullButtWash

–– "Between a Rock and a Wet Place"

–– "Methods For Removing Splatter Misfire #147"


For the sufficiently caffeinated and more observant of the passersby to this image, yes, that is a MUCH larger wave coming up behind the little guy way off in the background.
But, don't worry, Mr.#ConcernedAboutHisPersonalHygiene here did manage to fly off before being thoroughly inundated by the surf ... ;o7




––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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 #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape___

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2015-01-09 04:05:56 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

One of my Apprentices posted this ... hahaha!
It's a fun site, too ... photogs, plan to get lost there for a bit, if you click on ... ;o7. You'll be taunted by titles like "Europeans Take Crappy, Boring Photo of Rock" and "Photography Declared Not an Art, Photographers Breathe Sigh of Relief"
(Um, here are the links for those ... if, um, anyone feels like laughing some more ... ;o7 http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/01/europeans-take-crappy-boring-photo-of-rock/  ... http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/12/photography-declared-not-an-art-photographers-breathe-sigh-of-relief/

One of my Apprentices posted this ... hahaha!
It's a fun site, too ... photogs, plan to get lost there for a bit, if you click on ... ;o7. You'll be taunted by titles like "Europeans Take Crappy, Boring Photo of Rock" and "Photography Declared Not an Art, Photographers Breathe Sigh of Relief"
(Um, here are the links for those ... if, um, anyone feels like laughing some more ... ;o7 http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/01/europeans-take-crappy-boring-photo-of-rock/  ... http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/12/photography-declared-not-an-art-photographers-breathe-sigh-of-relief/___

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2015-01-08 21:36:23 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

A new mentorship, folks!!
Look to +Pam Boling's profile on Saturday! (info in post below)

We've been working hard to make 2015 an exciting year for YOU!
A new mentorship is coming soon!!!
Tune in to +Pam Boling's profile stream this Saturday, 2pm PST (10:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]) to find her post, learn more about it and sign up there. Share this post, if you know of others looking for a mentorship to join in on ... :o)___A new mentorship, folks!!
Look to +Pam Boling's profile on Saturday! (info in post below)

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2015-01-08 15:00:06 (63 comments, 62 reshares, 570 +1s)Open 

Winter's Moon Tide

Depiction of a Pacific Coast "king tide", the highest tides. Read all about "king tides" here: http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/king-tides-explained/


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MalibuBeach #California #CoastalPhotography #moon #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart #scienceeveryday  

Winter's Moon Tide

Depiction of a Pacific Coast "king tide", the highest tides. Read all about "king tides" here: http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/king-tides-explained/


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MalibuBeach #California #CoastalPhotography #moon #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart #scienceeveryday  ___

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