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 2

As promised, day 2. Day 2's highlight is the water entry that starts the day off. The contraptions that survived day 1 start day 2 off by getting sea worthy. For most this meant blowing up pontoons that get affixed to their machines in some way. They have to enter the water on their own power, and exit the water on their own. This is probably the most popular part of the event as there is a lot of drama as to whether or not some of these things will float, never mind make it the half mile or so down the bay to the exit. And as with most Humboldt things, there was no official start time that I could find, so I was there at 8:30am (the vague starting time for everyday) and didn't see the first entry until 10:20. I thought I'd get good seats at least, but there are better ones for sure.

 This time around I was able to catch a lot more of the entries. Below I've posted some of my favorite machines. Be sure to click on them to see larger views of them and to read the captions.

I didn't stick around to watch all the entries because there were just too many long pauses between entries, and my rock wasn't the most comfortable rock to sit on for over 2 hours. I wished the event was more organized, but I'm sure that would go against the spirit of the event. I also didn't catch day 3 of the race, which was primarily road travel and ending in another water crossing before crossing the finish line in Ferndale, some 30 miles after first starting.


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