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

Beach Rocks

Cliffs and Rocks
Beaches in the middle of the day aren't my favorite places to photograph. Unless I'm in a black and white kind of mood that is. Most beaches under the harsh noon day sun have their colors overpowered, or are too subtle to really notice. Not this one. After getting over some hills this line of rocks drew my eye. I took a number of shots of them, mainly from the opposite end looking out towards the sea, but I found this view to be more interesting. The shot itself is an HDR shot to try and better pull out the details of the rocks in shadow and the cave like feature in the cliffside.

Blog move update. The honeymoon effect, as they say is over. The excitement of a new platform, themes, plugins, and it being, more or less mine (Wordpress still owns the basic platform, and GoDaddy owns my hosting) has given way to the cold hard reality of what moving my blog will take. There are over 450(!) posts here that first have to be imported into Wordpress. Thankfully there's a plugin for that, but that plugin isn't perfect so I'll need to go over the posts. Then there's the task of making sure that URLs either match up to their original URLs, so as to not confuse Google, or to redirect old URLs to new URLs. Not quite as sexy as choosing header images, galleries, and other fun things that I've been more interested in. Will the move still happen? Yes. Just not as quickly as I had first imagined. Lesson to be learned: Don't make decisions of this nature while in the middle of a rum and coke and a losing Sharks game; nearly anything sounds better than watching a bad Sharks team play. Oh, and for those wondering about Drupal, it dropped out of the running pretty quick. I had forgotten just how sparse it is out of the box and the number of plugins needed just to match WordPress out of the box were a lot. And this is before dealing with the fun and not fun parts of moving my blog. Drupal was always a bit overkill for this type of project.


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