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

Pier 39 (Photocentric)

Another favorite place of mine for photo taking in San Francisco is the ever popular (with tourists, at least) Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39. The place screams tourist, from the Alcatraz Triathlon shirts (Dig, Run, Swim) to the chintzy gift shops. But, I still enjoy going, and remember it as being one of my favorite places to visit as a kid, though my parents hated getting there. Between the traffic and the crazy parking prices it was a pretty stressful and expensive day. The weather at Pier 39 is hit or miss, and changes hourly. The key? dress in layers if you're planning to go.

Today's picture is of the carousel just about in the middle of the pier. I was unaware that it is handcrafted in Italy, and is the only carousel the the U.S. to have renditions of local scenes. I remember liking the stark contrast between the foggy grey day and the bright colors of the ride. It's also not my only carousel photo, which kind of surprised me. I'll be posting the other one later this week.

Goin' Round Fisherman's Wharf


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