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 14 GPlus Project 52

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The theme for week 14 was night. It would have been helpful if I had looked at the list more carefully as I had taken photos for next week's theme Easter. I only realized my mistake Sunday afternoon as I was looking at what other participants were submitting, so I only had Sunday night (photos are due Monday 8pm) to take a shot. And of course Sunday night was a rainy night. So using a Ziplock freezer bag with a whole cut out for the lens I made a quick rain bag.

With not a whole lot of timing I just went outside and took 20 long exposure shots. While getting the shots I discovered that a smaller aperture setting (larger f stop) caused the light flare on the street lamp. I decided to go black and white on this to minimize the distractions, and because I originally had envisioned a gritty scene, but with all the darkness it didn't really play out.

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


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