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

Alabama Hills Scouting

The Alabama Hills Monster
I got sidetracked in blogging. I skipped Christmas and New Year, then all the sudden it was the end of January! So this continues photos from my Thanksgiving trip. My other posts are: The Golden ArchesPanoramas from the Road, and Manzanar.

Having gotten down to the Lone Pine area and the rough location of the Mobius Arch, I needed to take a scouting trip to find the actual arch, and see what else is around. This is the Alabama Hills Monster that "greets" you as you enter the area.

The Arch Trail
I wasn't sure what I'd find when I got to the parking area for the arches, but this well marked trail wasn't what I was expecting. The hike is really easy and well marked with a handful of interesting rock structures.

A Heart in the Hills
This is a zoomed in shot of a rock formation shown in the previous shot. The opening here looks like a heart from this angle, but is really more circular when facing the rock head on.

Balancing Rock
This isn't really balancing all that delicately, but I still liked the look of this rock just perched precariously on top of another rock.

This is probably how I first saw the Mobius Arch. I originally walked around it, then just happened to look up, and here it is. I like the look of the rock from this angle, but the mid-day light makes the Sierra Nevadas look very washed out behind it.

The Tree
For the better part of two hours the only thing I saw were rocks, dirt, and scrub, so when I saw this tree bursting in color, it was really a relief to the eyes. I think this was my favorite subject for this day.

Leading Lines

In All It's Glory


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