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

Last of the Waterfalls

One of the things I struggle with as a photographer is trying new things. I find something that works and stick to it. Or, I have a tendency to only shoot 1 way. Such as when I was first trying out HDR. Everything I was shooting was for HDR. Problem is that not all shots lent themselves to good HDR shots. Plus, especially at the beginning, I wasn't sure what made a good HDR shot. Seriously, you should see my Aperture library, it's filled with crappy HDR shots that I keep around solely to remind me what works and what doesn't.

I did one thing different with this shot, I flipped the camera over on the tripod. No big deal, right? But I think it changes the entire picture. Then I thought I'd change it up a little more with a border from onOne's PhotoFrame 4.6. This is one of their many Acid Burn frames/borders available. I'm kind of up in the air about it. I like that it changes to photo feel up, but honestly I'm not sure I want to spend as much time figuring out a border for a shot. So what do you think? Border or border free? And of the 3 waterfalls shots which do you like?

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