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 24

Week 24: Architecture
The Bay Bridge
Week 24. Nearly at the halfway point. For +Weekly Photo Project 2013 our theme was architecture. I reworked an earlier shot to tame some colors that were getting out of hand and work on it more subtly. Topaz Labs Clarity plug-in is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for it's remarkably light touch, yet great results. I really like this version of this photo a lot more than the original.

Week 24: Get Low
Dog's Eye View
Over at +Project 52 B&W our theme was get low. I ended up inverting my tripod, a very cool function, I might add, and shooting across the lawn to a flowerbed and fence. Not terribly imaginative, but it worked.

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


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