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

Kinetic Kraziness Day 1

This past Memorial Day weekend I got to checkout the annual Kinetic Grand Championship held in Humboldt. It's a pretty crazy fun event where teams make moveable art that is to go over road, sand dunes, and water. There are a list of rules to be followed, but the contraptions have to be people powered is the main one. The race takes place over 3 days and starts in Arcata, CA and ends (hopefully) in Ferndale, CA. Click the photos for a larger view.

Day 1 is a land affair travelling on roads then for some off-road fun on sand dunes. I was unable to catch the start of the race and was hoping to catch them in the dunes. But, like many Humboldt events (and people) it was running on Humboldt time, an unofficial time zone once you cross the Redwood Curtain. I've yet to figure out how to set my watch accordingly, but after waiting far too long I grew impatient and was on my way to leave when the first couple machines made their way by. Some are simple pedal contraptions, with others getting far more complicated and artistic. Since I didn't stick around long enough to get more shots, these aren't just my best shots but my only shots.

The more interesting Day 2 shots will follow. More photos, more machines, and more fun.


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