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

On the Road

Today's shot is from the road. Initially I took the shot on a whim, not thinking it would amount to much. I didn't even see the Jeep exiting the the shot on the left, I had thought it was out of frame. When working with the shot I wanted to pull more details out of the clouds. The original shot was very dull and and flat, which I'm now thinking might be due to the fact I was using the wrong metering function. A little HDR work brought out some cloud and road detail that I really liked and voila. Yet another reason to shoot RAW; when you screw up the settings on your camera the magic of a RAW file can sometimes save a shot.

I'm working on writing up my thoughts on my Wacom Bamboo Capture pen tablet after a week's use. I wouldn't call it a review, just thoughts. So I hope to have that drop tomorrow. I know, 3 posts in 1 week, that's just crazy!

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