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 5 GPlus Project 52

This this wee's theme was eye, and though I had originally thought I'd try to get a shot of an animal's eye, life was busy enough to force me into taking a semi-self-portrait. Converted the unsightly image to black & white, then brought back the color of the eye. I kind of wish I had blue eyes, or any other color but brown, but such is life. Cropped it so there was less of me and more eye, and there you go. Is it one of my favorites? Nope, but it works, and is slightly more interesting than the original out of camera shot.

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


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