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Let’s welcome the beginning of September with Apple Pecan Blondies!! These delicious treats are here to remind you of all things cozy when it comes to fall flavors: chopped apples, cinnamon, pecans, and maple syrup are all included in these yummy blondies. Paleo, Gluten-Free, but loved by all. Grab your apron and let’s get in the baking mood! 
Let’s welcome the beginning of September with Apple Pecan Blondies!! These delicious treats are here to remind you of all things cozy when it comes to fall flavors: chopped apples, cinnamon, pecans, and maple syrup are all included in these yummy blondies. Paleo, Gluten-Free, but loved by all. Grab your apron and let’s get in the baking mood! 
Allow me to introduce you to your new fall favorite breakfast, midday snack, and evening treat: Apple Pecan Blondies! Dense and moist squares with the yummiest hints of apples, cinnamon, crunchy pecans, and a maple syrup glaze to top it all off. These amazing treats are warm, simple, and cozy in the best way possible. If I could reach through the computer or phone and give you a hug, it would taste like a bit of these blondies!
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So why blondies? If you’ve been a Wholesomelicious follower for sometime, you know that I am much more of a chocolate girl. Brownies are my best friends. In the past few years, I’ve found a new love for blondies (the sweeter, vanilla flavored sister of a brownie). My Pumpkin Blondies and Banana Bread Blondies are 2 of my favorite desserts on my site! Although my love for brownies will always be strong, I am currently loving the many different flavors of blondies I can come up with.
Let’s get straight to the point. A 61-million-pixel resolution is no joke and unquestionably what makes this such a good camera.Landscape and travel photographers require the best image resolution.  Most of the time, especially for landscape shooters, every single corner of the frame has to be as detailed as possible. We follow the principle that we would rather have everything sharp, then just reduce sharpness on certain parts of the frame in post-processing for visual design purposes. I would have to say that the 19-megapixel jump from the a7R III to the a7R IV is visibly evident even through the live view preview. Personally, I use a Canon 5Ds, which (by the numbers) still has a higher resolution than the a7R III . But coming from that (11 megapixels difference), the difference is still very significant. 
Having such a big output gives us more flexibility. It may be very obvious, but with a 61-megapixel image, there is so much room for cropping. You can even produce multiple images out of cropping just one actual photo. This comes in handy for professional use of landscape photos or even in architectural photography. Many clients that I’ve shot for actually aim to crop images, especially for use in advertising the properties. Being able to provide such a huge image gives you the assurance that your work is still top notch in quality even after a massive crop. 


Shot with a Sony a7R IV and 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens

As a bonus, the availability of Sony’s Pixelshift technology allows for even sharper output. The Pixelshift function makes use of multiple exposures, combining them into a much higher resolution output.
It was when I started doing professional work as an architecture and real estate photographer that I opened my mind to learning heavier editing and compositing. In the above-mentioned Instagram post, many photographers who disliked the thought of sky replacements argued that doing such editing isn’t photography anymore but is instead digital art. I admit, I would have to agree that such is digital art simply because I believe that photography is part of a much more expansive scope of digital art.

Looking back, I think that the younger version of myself wouldn’t have thought that doing heavy editing and manipulation would be instrumental to my success as a photographer. By “success”, I mean both being able to render my vision into an image that others can perceive, and also being able to produce the kind of images that my clients pay me to create.Photography is a non-stop learning process. The technology behind image-making is ever-evolving both on the side of the camera and on the side of the post-processing platforms. There comes a time in the journey of a photographer wherein more than technical know-how, they must focus on expanding their vision and learning to overcome a multitude of challenges that they only encounter through time and experience. In the recent years I made the decision to let go of the self-imposed limitations I put on my art and instead learn every way possible to get past the limitations of producing an image. These limitations may be due to unfavorable environmental conditions, unforeseen obstacles, overlooked details, or technical hindrances in the gear that I use.