Jeff Smallwood Photography
5 posts from April 2012     [clear date filter]
Open Bookmarks In A New Tab By Default in Google Chrome
Apr 26, 2012
Ever wondered how to make a bookmark automatically and permanently open in a new tab by default? By just clicking the link without any additional keystrokes, control-clicking or middle-mouse button clicking?

I'm all about efficiency when it comes to the browser. I've tried and migrated to just about all of them at one point or another, and the one that's stuck with me for the last couple years consistently is Google Chrome.

Surface Tension - Helicon Remote and Focus Stacking
Apr 23, 2012
Just like life itself, macro photography teaches me that the deeper you look, the more you see. This month's Calvert Photography Club meeting included a presentation by Robert Tinari on close-up and macro photography. Although I've been dabbling in macro photography off and on for a few years, I learned some things and Robert presented some great images during his slideshow. Being inspired when you walk out of a room is a great feeling.
Adventures and Pain at Parkers Creek
Apr 15, 2012
So if a hiking trail by the Chesapeake Bay is named the "Bay Overlook Trail", is it too much to ask that it actually overlook the bay?
Misted Dandelion
Apr 9, 2012
 Children seem to naturally gravitate to yellow ones, and want to offer them as flowers. Whether you consider them a weed or just a part of the renewed growth of Spring, there's something whimsical and child-like about blowing on dandelions once they've gone to seed.
A Crack in the Armor - Pier in Ocean City
Apr 8, 2012
 This is one of those shots where I didn't stick to my original plan. I took 5 bracketed shots from this spot with the goal of tone mapping them through HDR. In the field the range of exposure was just so high, I wanted to ensure the deeper colors of the sky and the slightly lit underside of the pier could be seen together without the sun itself becoming overwhelming. Those shadows beneath the pier were so dark, it was just a really wide exposure range.