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

Another From the Archives

Continuing from yesterday's post, I've come across some photos that I hadn't seen in a while. That's my one complaint about digital photography. Sure, we can shoot more, but how do we show them? I'm not interested in printing up a bunch of photos and displaying them somehow. Books are even worse, though I'm thinking a year end book of favorites could be nice. I don't understood why digital frames haven't really caught on. I keep waiting for them to get bigger with better resolutions. One thing I have found useful is setting my desktop wallpapers to different albums/projects and having them change periodically. That's actually how I ran across these.

This shot is of a sunrise over Trinidad bay in Humboldt, CA. The whole set has some amazing colors in the sky, but I wanted to try and capture the fog, the clouds that look on fire, and the redwoods. I think this might have taxed the capabilities of my camera to pull in all the detail, but overall I'm pleased with this shot.


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