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

Twilight Falls

One from the archives today. I've wanted to visit the falls close by in the evening to make use of a longer shutter speed and a more smooth, silk look. Sadly this isn't that shot. It was taken later in the evening, but for some reason all of my 6+ second shots didn't get recorded. Not sure if it was user or equipment error (probably user) so I'll try again. This is a 5 shot HDR, with some slightly longer shutter speeds than ones taken during the day. I should probably just get a neutral density filter that would allow me longer shutter times when the light is a little too strong. I like what the HDR technique did to the water, turning it kind of ghostly. I actually used a tripod for this shot too. Sadly I hate this tripod and it is about as sturdy as a house of cards on a wobbly table. I think my dislike of this, and the weight and unwieldiness of my other one, has trained me to just "forget" the tripod in the car. 

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