The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

I'm in the process of getting back into photography which will mean a new camera, more on that in a later post. But the first step for me was a new computer, one with the horsepower to handle a modern day camera and its RAW files. Along with the computer comes a new 4K monitor. 4K is great for media consumption, right? Your characters on your favorite show or movie really look detailed and realistic. Scenery looks wonderful. Everything looks great, right? Wrong. You know what doesn't look great? That photo I took in 2012 that I thought was sharp but is very much not. I transferred over my past catalogs of photos over to Lightroom Classic and eagerly began opening up some of my favorite photos. At first I was happy with how the colors looked and how the scene was composed. Then I noticed it was a little soft. Well I had just gotten a new contacts prescription so that must be it. Changed to my glasses and the photos were even blurrier! I went through photo after photo and most ca

The Weekend

Pretty busy weekend, this past President's day 3 day weekend, with Macworld winding down on Saturday and some fun events opening in the City my Saturday was booked from breakfast to dinner. Sunday was again spent in SF doing some photography, picking up some delicious goodies from Sugar By Ida, (delicious stuff, by the way) and a stop at the Apple store to make sure a couple things were still good on the ol' Mac Book Pro, and finishing with a disappointing dinner followed by the events in the previous post.
Macworld. The highlight was seeing an acquaintance I've not seen in 3 or 4  years. The conference should be renamed iPhoneworld, because easily 90% of the stuff in the expo area was for the iPhone; apps, cases, and all kinds of other things for it. Somehow there were iPad cases, bags, and apps even though no one has really set their eyes on a physical model, never mind held one. I did win an Eye-Fi card (mini review later), and got to listen to some Shure headphones. The 310s are looking really good, especially since I didn't hear a noticeable different between them and the 420s. Not sure what that means about my ears though. What I hoped was going to be a very informative session on the iPad turned to be a full to capacity event that I couldn't get in to. I heard it wasn't much of a session though, with no real unit and no hands on I probably would have left within 10 minutes.
After the disappointment that was Macworld it was off to Japan Town to what I had hoped would be a cool showing of artists inspired by Japanese pop culture. It was a neat exhibit, but it was very small. I don't know what I was expecting, but there might have been 10 pieces, so it was quickly seen. The organization itself is kind of neat, focusing on Japanese pop culture; clothing, movies, and accessories, it is in contrast to the traditional Japanese culture shown throughout most of Japan Town. I usually enjoy eating in J-Town, but the place where we ate that day just wasn't that great. If you're interested, here's my Yelp! review.
Got to check out the Barnes & Noble Nook with a new firmware update. Wow, it was quite a bit faster than when I last saw it. I should have bought it right there, but I've since ordered it and should be getting it later this week. I can't wait to get it setup.
Sunday was spent picking up some delicious sweets by Sugar By Ida, then spending some time in the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park. This is the first site I went to after getting my SX10, so I thought it'd be nice to go back and take some shots again to see how the place changed, or maybe even to see if my skills improved. I wasn't too happy with my shots, but I think the color issues are due to the cheap polarizer filter I was using. Shots can be seen below.
It was a busy weekend.


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