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

A Plane, Rejected (Photocentric)

Back to to a rejected photo from my 52 week project over on Google+. It's another HDR shot, but I went extreme and took 9 exposures (2/3, 11/3, 2, 3) though in looking at it I don't think that many were necessary. The lighting was pretty even and things were either in shadow (wheels and such) or they were in evenly lit sunlight. In fact the plane itself looks pretty much the same from regular exposure to this HDR final. What did change were the clouds, which was what I was really wanting to get. The HDR'd clouds seem to pop, giving them some texture and presence that was lacking in the regular exposures.

I don't dislike the shot, but the tarp over the cockpit of the plane kind of ruined it for me. It's understandable due to the rain recently, but it just didn't work for me. Sadly I couldn't get shots of some of the other planes on the field due to silly regulations about non-staff wondering aimlessly around on a runway with spinning propellors.

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  1. Hi!
    Didn't find your email so writing my comment-mail here. I have also Panasonic GF2 camera but unfortunately I am not so much satisfied with it of course it is better than nothing. I have few questions to you regarding this camera as I found that your pictures much brighter and more sharp. I Would like to ask whit kind of lenses and filters you are using for landscape photography.



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