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

B-17 Flying Fortress

Continuing from last week's post here is the B-17 Flying Fortress from the Wings of Freedom tour. This is a 5 shot HDR. As a photographer I wish I could tell the people to get out of my shot, but that probably wouldn't go over too well. I occasionally attempt to get rid of them in post processing, but that can be more difficult than it's worth at time. And I think my skills doing that aren't that great. I liked this shot because although it looks to be a very cloudy day the sun was shining down on the plane.

I'm excited for some new filters to come in that I just ordered. An infrared filter and a neutral density filter. The IR filter is supposed to filter out the visible light and let just IR light in. Since most modern cameras have an anti-IR filter long exposures are needed. This should produce some very distinctly different photos. The ND filter lessens the amount of light coming in to help smooth running water. Both should be fun to play with and I expect to be posting my thoughts on these as I start playing with them.

B-17 Flying Fortress HDR
Head on B-17


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