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 4

Week 4: Up
A Redwood Cathedral
Week 4's theme for my +Weekly Photo Project 2013 was UP. Had I been a little more thorough in looking through the themes for this year I might have tried harder to get rid of this one. Oh, and next week's also. This was a shot that I almost immediately wrote off after taking it. And to be honest it's still not a favorite of mine, but with the sunlight hitting the way it was it turned out not bad. If nothing else it was better than what I shot last year!

Week 4: Camera
The G3, in action
For the black and white group I was scratching my head fro the get go. The theme was camera, and after letting it stew for most of the week this is what I got; my mirrorless camera shooting a mirror for it's own reflection. It seemed kind of wrong, but it worked out. To me it feels like a let down from last weeks shot, which I liked a lot, but hopefully next week will be better.

I should probably mention that this group has some odd rules, or guidelines. There was a lot of fuss before the project even started about what counted as a black & white shot, then there was the request that we not post before the Friday due dates, how there shouldn't be any color in a shot. It just goes on and on. Basically, for a project that was labeled to be "laid back" it's beginning to feel like anything but. So every week I've tried to do something against the rules; posting early, cross posting a photo to two separate projects (last week), and this week bringing back some color. I think next week I'll tone my image to see what kind of response I get.

You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.


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