View Full Version : Specks In My Sunset........
31st of January 2009 (Sat), 12:16
This was shot with a 30D w/70-200. Weather was less than ideal with gale force winds and blowing spray.
Minimal PP with only some contrast and minor sharpening...minimal crop...
What I see are some black marks, one in the upper right area, and a couple to the left of the main cloud.. I'm thinking the one on the right is just a small cloud in the distance (or a UFO)...
But what do you think the specks would be.... just spray on the lens, more small clouds, or an anomaly from within the barrel ??
31st of January 2009 (Sat), 13:29
Looks like sensor dust/crap.
Shoot a full blue sky at f22 and I'll bet the same spots show up in the same places.
31st of January 2009 (Sat), 13:42
2nd the sensor dust. Hopefully you didn't have to change lenses in the high winds. :) Often times the sensor dust has been there for a while but you notice it more shooting landscapes.
1st of February 2009 (Sun), 12:20
The obvious answer.................:oops:
2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 15:04
6th of February 2009 (Fri), 15:25
Definately dust bunnies Larry, looks like you're in for a sensor clean. Don't try doing it yourself though,as you may damage the sensor. Take the camera to a professional technician to have it done. I suggest you carry a plastic bag with you next time so you can change lenses in it to avoid further dust problems.
6th of February 2009 (Fri), 15:49
G'day again Larry.
Try using the spot healing brush in photoshop to get rid of the sensor spots. Anybody who has a digital S L R can sympathise with you & your problem. Alas, even the fancy sensor cleaning mechanisms included in todays modern cameras don't do their job properly.
6th of February 2009 (Fri), 18:56
Thanks for the touch-up Edwin... looks good..
I had cleaned everything before this trip, so my brain just wasn't engaged for dust or spots on the sensor....
but it's obvious.........I'm even embarrassed now for asking...:oops: I didn't clean it up PP because this was the only shot that showed the spots, and they're more vague rather than the typical speckles, however, shooting directly into the sun like this I should have expected things to show up..
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