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 21

Busy SF Street
Compositionally this isn't the greatest, but I enjoyed playing around with long exposure shots from the comfort of a 23rd floor room. Our theme for +Weekly Photo Project 2013 was Action/Motion. I had a number of shots to choose from, but I kept coming back to this one. This was a full 60 second exposure that I only worked on in Aperture because a recent Topaz Labs update has (temporarily?) killed my normal workflow. I primarily played with white balance to try and get rid of the very strong yellow cast from the street lights.

Week 21: Curves
A Row of Curves
This wasn't an intentional shot. I was walking by the Ferry Building and looked up and thought I'd try to compose a little differently. I also liked the row of arches to fit in the theme for +Project 52 B&W of Curves. Also in an unusual move for me this is a JPEG straight out of camera with no touch ups. I was quite pleased with the lighting.

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


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