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

Miscellaneous Ramblings

As you should know by now, if you know me or read this blog with any regularity, I love my Nook and e-books. What I don't love are the publishers. A friend of mine was interested in reading Amy Tan's latest book The Bonesetter's Daughter so we looked up the pricing while using my Nook. I was surprised that they had it listed for $18.99 so we jumped online to see if that was really the price. Turns out that was the price, but what I didn't expect was to see this (click on the image to see it larger):

Yes, the e-book really was $18.99, but even more incredibly you could buy a paper back of it for half the price of the e-book. Stupid stupid move Barnes & Noble/publishers

Every once in a while I come by an application that seems pretty neat, and I think I came across one last night.  The application is simply called Photo Album and can be found in the Mac App Store. The application makes online photo books using some pre-made templates with a generous amount of customization allowed. It's a little different than just a photo slide show. I kind of like it and have embedded one below. Let me know what you think. Click on the book then use the arrow keys to turn the pages. The service is located at, and as far as I can tell is Mac only.

I'm in the middle or processing a set a photos I took recently that I'm pretty happy with. Hope to be posting 1 or 2 shots from them soon. Hope you all had a good weekend!


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