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

Crashing Wave

Wave Crash
Crashing Wave
I have a hard time taking photos of waves. Actually, based on the many shots I have I don't have a problem taking the photo, I have a problem with liking them. I almost like this shot. You get a sense of its size and power with part of it crashing against that fairly large sized rock, but still see the rest of the wave. It's like a before and after sequence in one shot.

The northern California coastline was treated to a some bigger than normal waves in January. The waves are so big that there's a well known surf competition held every year because of the waves. This spot was a little too rocky for the surfers, but just a little south of this surfers were taking full advantage of the waves. Between the very cold Pacific Ocean and the large waves I can't decide which is crazier!


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