The Great Unwashed

Posted by @ 2:24 pm on Friday 25th February, 2011.
Categories: Camera kit, Great Escapes, Pics

Note to self: next time you're out with the camera, remember to clean the lens before taking 150+ pics.


Expect a report on yesterday's outing sometime after I've worn out Photoshop's clone tool. Don't hold your breath - I may be some time.

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2 Responses to “The Great Unwashed”

  1. Fraser says:

    Looks like sensor dust to me. I used to go through this horror before I finally 'manned up' and cleaned it myself. The joys of owning a pre auto sensor cleaning dSLR.

    If you use Lightroom, you can do the cloning in one photo and then sync the spot cleaning across all other photos too, won't work in all cases, but should reduce the effort required on your part.

    'Tis a nice photo regardless, beautifully exposed.

  2. BG! says:

    I hear what you say about sensor dust, Fraser, but I'm sure that it's not that. I clean that bit of the camera on a regular basis, as I use the camera body for astro work and having a cruddy sensor is a no-no. I've never understood the general reluctance of folk to clean their sensor assemblies - in general, the actual sensor itself is usually safely out of reach behind some sort of filter anyway.

    Anyways, prompted by your comment I've verified that it's mostly lens not sensor by taking a pic through a different (clean) lens and getting a much cleaner image.

    Cheers for the Lightroom tip! I'd finished de-spotting this batch before I read your comment, but it's still handy info for next time.

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