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

Pewetoll Island

Pewetoll Island HDR
Pewetoll Island just off the coast of Trinidad

Barely off the coast of Trinidad State Beach is Pewetoll Island. Actually, I'm not really sure this can be called an island, that's how close it is. I imagine Pewetoll must be a Native American Indian word or name, though the Internet is failing me, or my Googling skills are getting rusty. This is a 7 shot HDR that I initially thought wouldn't be of much use because of it being a generally bright day, but the HDRing brought out details in the deeper shadows that I hadn't expected to notice.

Funny thing about this shot, for me anyway, is that when taking the photos I wasn't even looking at the reflection in the water. So when I got to looking at these photos I had a nice surprise and it instantly improved the photo. Probably shouldn't have mentioned that part and just played it off like it was all part of the plan. Oh well, hope you enjoy it.


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