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

Weekly Photo Projects, Week 3

Ice, ice baby
Just one photo this week. Why just one? Did I already fall behind on one of my projects? Did I get thrown out of one of them? Was the other photo so bad I couldn't bring myself to posting it? No, I've not fallen behind, I've not yet been thrown out of one, and the second photo is the same as the first.

The theme for my black and white group was frozen, and with temperatures not really cold enough to freeze things I had to come up with my own shot. This was a simple glass with 3 ice cubes illuminated by a handheld flashlight. I also tried to freeze the action of pouring a liquid into the glass, but it didn't turn out as well. I couldn't make the rum really standout.

The theme for my +Weekly Photo Project 2013 was the rule of thirds, you compose your shot with the subject off to a side, or above or below center. Or all of the above. Since my black and white shot matched the rule, and I really liked it, I just used that shot for this project also.


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