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

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Cape Blanco, OR
Cape Blanco Lighthouse at Cape Blanco, OR
If you've noticed I have a thing for photographing lighthouses. This is a little farther up the hill from my earlier post and is pretty simple, as lighthouses go. It has a great view of Cape Blanco. A year after taking this set of shots and I'm a little disappointed in my framing. All of my shots of this lighthouse make it look like it's on a grassy hill that could either be on the coast or 10 miles inland. This shot at least has a sliver of the cove in the background.

If you're interested in my views on Blogger's mobile app, it's this; it's serviceable. Not exactly high praise. My main issue with the app is not having any say on where the photo is located within the post. I like the photo to be up at the top, but when posting from the mobile app the photo is at the bottom. It looks like on the front page that won't be an issue, but I usually do a page break after my first paragraph which will make things a little problematic. The other issue I'm seeing on my tablet is not being able to use the Location feature. It won't pick my current location, and I can't select a location. And, it has to be said, the app is ugly. Definitely a function over form, but it doesn't follow Google's own Material Design language.

Related to this, my issue has been how to get the photos I want to use into the blog. It used to be that I could have Lightroom upload to Picasa (with a plugin), which at the time, was the backend of Google+ Photos (not to be confused with Google Photos). I haven't really messed around with that yet, but looks like I can use Google Drive to do this. I hope.


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