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

Something A Little Different

What a Sky!
I took the brackets that made this shot while searching for bridges earlier in the month. I saw this crazy sky and not having much time I just rattled off a couple sets of brackets not quite sure what I was going to do with them. I didn't know if I'd do an HDR or a simple blending of two exposures, but I was hoping I'd get something. I wish I had a wider lens or had taken the time to unpack the tripod. Oh well. Processing wise I immediately went to these brackets as opposed to the bridge shots I had taken for a deadline on +The Patch - PhotogrAphy Themed CHallenge but my mindset wasn't mixing with what I wanted to do with this photo.

This photo is a little much. I tried working with a single exposure. Tried playing with a couple exposures, but the ending photo came out looking flat. So I did what I wanted to do from the beginning and just HDR it. Is it realistic? No, not really. Do I like how it turned out? I do.


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