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

On The Fence

I'm hoping to take, and show, more photos this year. I'm not quite ready to commit to a picture a day type thing, but maybe a picture a week. That's a maybe, no guarantees.

This is a 3 shot HDR of my fence. +2, 0, -2 in the exposure value sense. Take with my SX10 using CHDK, so these are DNG files (Adobe's attempt at a universal RAW file type). I ran them through Photomatix Pro 4.0, then played with some filters from Topaz Labs in Topaz Adjust. And finally some finishing up in Aperture. Things I'm not happy about in this shot are the ghostly looking outline of the tree on the left. Will have to work some more on how to get rid of or tone down. The focus point was set to be on the branch bridging the fence, so the blurriness in the forefront of the picture is on purpose. Let me know what you think.


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