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

Treetops (Photocentric)

In case you missed my earlier post, I'm taking part in a photography project for 2012 over on Google+. Every week there's a new theme and we have some 7 days to plan, take, and if necessary process a shot. For more manageable for me than those 365 projects going on. The fact that there are laid out themes and a group of over 400!! to help motivate me I'm hoping to get through this. So what does that mean for this space? Basically I'll be trying to post a minimum of two photos weekly. Then one from the project and something else either from my archive or from an unrelated shoot.

Today's shot is my first HDR shot of the New Year. The tree tops are a fixture in the backyard, and I took this shot of them on a lark. It originally came out looking very dull, which is fitting since it was a dull day light wise. HDRing it brought out the color of the trees and was a real start contrast from the dull grey of the clouds. Other than a little noise reduction on the under exposed, and the HDR processing itself, I didn't do anything else to the photo.

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