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

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an enjoyable New Year's eve. This year, 2012, I have a couple of goals or projects (not resolutions) I'm hoping to achieve and will probably be chronicled on here, or on Google Plus. More than likely a little of both. Last year I posted 93 times to this blog, and this year I think I'll be improving on that.

My first project, that starts today, is taking part in my first year long photography project. Typically there are many 365/6 photo a day projects, but I didn't feel that I could keep up with that kind of project. So instead I'm doing a 52 project, with a lot of other photographers on Google Plus. 52 different themes to push and exercise my creative side. I'm looking forward to it. You can see my first submission below.

This is a 15 second exposure meant to capture the changing of the date and time on my rather big alarm clock, my TouchPad. Also shown, the things I needed to start 2012 off right; Ibuprofen and water. Lots of water.

And my second goal/project is of the literary type. Last year I blindly challenged myself to read 50 books in 2011. That's over four books a month, about a book a week. Needless to say I didn't make it to 50. I did make it to 30 though, which is a five book improvement over 2010. This year I hope to improve by five again and read 35 books. I've got a widget towards the bottom of the page on the right that'll mark my progress. I'm always looking for book recommendations so drop me a line if you have some ideas.

So what are some of your goals and thoughts for 2012? One thing that stuck out to me while reading Google Plus posts is that 2012 is what you make it to be, so I hope you make 2012 a great year!

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


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