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 16 GPlus Project 52

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This shot is from the first batch of post apocalypse photos. The Photo Purge of 2012. I think I need a name, or some kind of different date format for photos pre and post purge. Following the loss I had little desire to shoot, or even pick up my camera, which is itself kind of odd. I caught myself wishing this had happened before I got the GF2 as I'd just let photography drop off. The timing would have been great; no photos and no working camera. I mentioned this to a friend of mine, and he of course pointed out what was probably obvious to him but I couldn't see it, I was grieving. Yeah, I knew I was mad that I'd lost five years worth of photos, but to be sad about it? Knowing myself I knew if I didn't get back to shooting I might not do it again for a long while. So, here we go. Photo One post Photo Purge of 2012.

This week's theme was technology. I considered shooting my computer or desk, but I'd already done that, and it seemed too easy and too obvious. So I went with something that was cutting technology for it's time. And to complete the effect of old fashioned technology I wanted to use top of line current technology to replicate the photo imagery technology of the past also. I'm sure there's something ironic about using a highly technologically advanced digital camera and digital photography workflow to replicate the top of the line photography process of the 1800's.

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


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