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Jeff Smallwood
Works at Engineer, Photographer, Scientist, Geek
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Calvert County, MD
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The Glow in the Grass

A photo that wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't brought my boots with me. Always good to be prepared, with photography equipment and exploring equipment too!
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson +Andrew Caldwell 
#sunrise   #delaware
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Go To Your Room

One of the more interesting cells at Eastern State Penitentiary
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A sunrise stroll along the shoreline of the Delaware River in historic New Castle.

Just a little late for #DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson +Andrew Caldwell 
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Great composition! Very nice! 
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Sunset at New River Gorge, WV
From one of my hiking trips in the summer. I'd never been here and decided to hike about 1½ miles out to this scenic view for sunset. Stupid me didn't remember to check my bag for a flashlight (serious mistake). So as the sun went down and I packed up my gear, I realized I was going to be caught in some seriously dark, unfamiliar terrain, on my own. The only thing I could do was high-tail it back to the car. 
Let's just say, with a full camera bag on my back, after a full day of hiking, I was already tired...but that was the fastest 1½ miles I've ever done and  I just about collapsed when I got back to the car. Lesson learned.
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Real nice image Jeff! Love how you composed this. Real nice work that was well worth the adventure I'd say! :)
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Discovered this gentleman in a pub in Northern #Ireland. He barely said a word when I asked if I could take his photograph, but I think his look speaks for him.
#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochromemonday  
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Dawn on the Delaware
Getting up a 3am is tough, but it allows me to get places hours from home just as the sun arrives. This is a spot on the Delaware River about 30 minutes outside Philadelphia.

#SunriseSaturday by +Josh Davis
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Hallway of Broken Dreams
Probably my favorite creepy corridor in all of Eastern State Penitentiary.

#TuesDecay curated by +Ian Ference
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I haven't been shooting much lately but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. A still life scene from the old Eastern State Penitentiary. 

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2 hours of star trails over the water in north Ocean City #Maryland.

#LongExposureThursday curatedby:   +Francesco Gola  & +Luca Gerardi 
#nightphotography   #startrails  
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Doesn't look far from my place there Jeff.  Looks like my view.
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February's free wallpaper and calendar is now available for download. Like usual, HD sizes for PC, phones, and tablets. This month's photo was taken in New River Gorge, WV.
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Calvert County, MD
Wheaton, MD - Frederick, MD - College Park, MD
Self proclaimed geek with a passion for photography, computers, cooking, and all things science
The #1 thing about me? I love to learn new topics, to expand knowledge and share learning with others.

My favorite hobby and artistic outlet is photography. I was first exposed to it in middle school. I started with a Polaroid Big Swinger 3000 Land Camera and it progressed from there. Spent time in a real dark room with B&W film and kept working at the hobby through college. I've kept at it off/on as life progressed, but the last few years I've really tried to concentrate on improving my skills.

I am a strong believer in the digital darkroom. I'm a fan of Photoshop, Lightroom, and many of the various other tools that fill a need (Photomatix, Zerene, Nik, etc) . Having worked in a real dark room and learned about techniques that people like Ansel Adams used, I don't look down upon anyone who uses the digital tools at their disposal to create stunning images. But no matter what tool you use, the old adage remains true: You can't polish a turd

I have a full-time technical job during the week, but I wish I could be out with the camera more often and spend less time sitting behind a computer. Although, I am lucky that I get to work with technology and problem solving on a regular basis. I have an interest in the sciences, especially biology, astronomy, and physics. I also have an interest in philosophy and sociology. I stay involved in things related to engineering and software and try to keep up with technology fairly regularly (including topics like computers, mobile devices, operating systems, home audio/video, etc).

My love of photography and technology are on equal footing.

I think spending time in self-analysis, being honest with yourself to determine your strengths and weaknesses, is one of the most valuable things we can do. We are all different, which is a great thing! The more we learn about ourselves, the better friends and citizens we can all become.
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Two happy and healthy boys, wonderful wife and a loving family. Discovered the highly toxic plankton Pfisteria in a Chesapeake Bay tidal pool. See article here: Also built a motorized equatorial mount star tracker with a friend, and it really works. See here for a write-up and examples: Have never once ordered from Starbucks using their size terminology...gimme a "large".
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Biology, Physics, Comp Sci, 1990 - 1994
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