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

Day Panorama

I find I do panoramas in spurts. So here's another panorama. I really like the clouds in this one. Photoshop Elements did a great job with this panorama, leaving me with little to do to hide the seams. It also has a very cool feature called Content Aware Fill. Typically when I do a panorama I end up cropping out the middle part because the stitching together process leaves the photo jagged along the edges. With Photoshop's Content Aware Fill it analyzed the parts of the photo that along the jagged edges then filled in the area to give the full height of the photo. Typically this means working in the corners, and where the photos come together. For the first time ever Photoshop actually did a good job of filling in the blank spaces.

Trinidad panorama
Lazy clouds over Trinidad


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