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

Just Another Sunset

Sunset and clouds
Just another sunset
What is it about sunsets that keep us coming back for more? Usually we don't give them a second thought most days. They happen every day and yet most of us don't go every day to see one. But when we do see one, and it's a good one, it's plastered on our Facebooks, Twitters, Instagrams, etc. as if it was a once in a lifetime event. I suppose in a way it's true, sunsets are always unique. So here I present another sunset. As a photographer I know why I keep coming back for sunset shots; the colors, the contrast and the feel.

For this shot I was out originally trying to shoot something else that is behind and lower to the ground when looking at this shot. I happened to look up and saw the cotton candy like clouds and the rays coming through the clouds that I had to quickly re-adjust my camera and tripod to capture it before the sun set. This is not an HDR shot, but a single RAW image that got massaged through Aperture, Topaz Labs' Denoise, Adjust, and Detail. It took a couple tries to get the look I wanted. Like all of my photos this one looks better if you go full screen on your browser and then click on the photo. Thanks for looking.


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