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 7 GPlus Project 52

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I was looking forward to this week's theme, shadows, only because I felt I didn't put much effort into the last couple week's themes. Sadly, again, the weather didn't cooperate with me being overcast for much of the week. Sure, I could have made shadows using lights and such, but didn't really know what I wanted to do for that. So Wednesday, when the heavens opened for a couple hours, I grabbed this shot.
I didn't like this shot at first. I like my photos to be sharp and well defined, but this shot wasn't and couldn't be because of the nature of it being a shot of the shadows, and the rough ground. I kept trying to bring everything into focus, which of course wasn't going to be possible. Once I let that go I was able to enjoy the shot more.

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


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