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

Gotham Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge Panorama
Bay Bridge Pano B&W
Going through my Aperture library with an eye to finishing panoramas I ran across this four shot Bay Bridge shot. The photo came out pretty good in color, but there were some definite issues with it the background. I liked it well enough while shown at a size less than 100%, but when viewed at 100% there were some problems that I couldn't fix. I quickly took it into Black & White Effects and used their Cool Tone and got this. I instantly liked it. It still doesn't look great at 100%, but I'm happy enough with it.


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