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

The Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge
Just another bridge
I have a number of shots of the Golden Gate from different vantage points and different processing techniques. Today's shot is a single image that I worked on for awhile to get it to pop a little. The morning was dull and grey, and the photo was just as dull and grey. I didn't want to do anything drastic like masking out the grey clouds for a sunnier, bluer, less cloudy sky (though I did try, and it looked horrible), but I wanted there to be something in the sky. Working with contrast and the excellent Topaz Clarity, I was able to get something out of the clouds. I sharpened, saturated, and brightened the bridge to get it to pop a little more. All in all I like the finished version here.


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