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

End of the Line (Photocentric)

This is the last shot from my fort posts. Apparently there is a train, or some kind of machine that runs on tracks there. It wasn't out when I was there. I follow a number of photographers and one of them had been focusing on train tracks, so I thought I'd give it a try. After taking a number of forgettable shots from where I was standing I thought I'd try a different perspective.

Putting the camera directly on the track made it more dramatic and really brought out the detail in the track and wood. I like the fresh piece of grass growing directly in front and to the right. I hadn't remembered it being there at first, and thought it would ruin the shot, but I like it. I was originally going to straighten the shot out in Aperture when I was working on it, but I like the skewed point of view.

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