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 12 GPlus Project 52

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Planes, train, and automobiles. A decent enough movie, if I remember correctly, but was the theme for week 12. I had initially wanted to do the shot literally, but the odds of me being able to get into a position and location where I could shoot a plane, a train, and a car at the same time were very much against me. Also my Photoshop skills are virtually non-existent for that kind of work. So I threw out cars (too easy) and went for planes. Then it rained. And rained.
Ducking raindrops and between systems I was able to sneak out and grab some shots at a local municipal airport. No 747s, but a number of smaller craft that would more easily fit in my camera. Apparently though there are limits to how close I could get to the planes. I shot this plane through a chain link fence. It is a five shot handheld HDR that I finished in Topaz Labs Details to bring out some more details in the plane and the clouds.

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


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