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

Week 4 GPlus Project 52

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Four weeks in, and so far so good. This week's theme was "up", which was badly timed with the weather we had this past week: hard rain. I knew what I wanted to do for the shot, but wasn't sure how it was going to come out in practice. As the rain kept coming down I was beginning to start coming up with plan B, an inside shot. But I was drawing blanks for a site that had an interesting ceiling or interior for an "up" shot. Thankfully Saturday saw an opening in the weather long enough to get this shot. Technically this is three shots, as it's an HDR.

I decided to HDR the shot to get more detail of the texture of the tree bark. After bringing it back from Photomatix I thought I'd see what Silver Effex Pro would do to the shot, and I instantly liked it. I'm not sure if simplifying a simple image was the way to go, but I liked it.

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


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