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 Sunset

This week's post is from one of my favorite sets of shots from my favorite area of Humboldt, Trinidad. From what I remember the day started off very sunny, but as the sun was setting the clouds and fog just rolled in. To get the different features in the shot (the setting sun, clouds, fog, and water) I thought an HDR photo would work best.

I was initially disappointed with the shot as it came out looking pretty flat, certainly not how I remembered it. After spending a little time in Topaz Adjust I was able to get the color back and am pretty pleased with how this turned out.


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