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


As some of you may know I typically post on my blog twice a week. Mondays show my Project 52 submission and Thursdays usually have something else. This week has been a little crazy. My dad was just recently diagnosed with cancer, and things seem be accelerating along. So today is a "me" day. There are no doctors appointments, papers to fill out, or errands to run.

I recently wiped my Mac to clear out the junk and am trying to make sense of what it is I want to do with the social networks, the blog, etc. So I want to see if I can post and publish from one network and have it branch out to the other ones. Not a teaser post, but the full contents of this post finding itself on my blog (with some editing) then finding itself on my Facebook, then a blurb out on Twitter. So far this is what I've found:

If you use Blogger's submit by email put that email in a circle in G+ you're post will find it's way to Blogger. I'd suggest putting the posts as drafts otherwise you'll publicize your super secret Blogger email. Edit out the bits you don't want/need, and in the case of this post swap the photo link out so you can show the photo larger. This takes care of G+ --> Blogger.

Then, using Twitterfeed, the RSS feed of the blog feeds Facebook and Twitter. To be honest though I'm not crazy about Twitterfeed. The results are pretty hit or miss. So with this posting I'm using a Chrome app called Streamify to post directly from G+ to FB (and I suppose Twitter to, but that will be a weird looking tweet) to compare the two. 

So, finally, to the photo. A simple, fairly rusty, footbridge. A 5 shot HDR, which I don't think is too overdone.

Update: the posting from G+ to Blogger didn't work right. It gave me a truncated version not suitable for posting on here.

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