8375

Kilkenny City
Kilkenny City
St. Pancras, London
St. Pancras, London
Brandon Creek, Kerry
Brandon Creek, Kerry
Somewhere in Kerry
Somewhere in Kerry
Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle

I needed to look up a photo to find out where it was taken but when I typed 8375, the number of the image, into Lightroom’s search field I noticed how many similar portrait shots showed up. Images from Kerry to Clare to Kilkenny to London, and taken from 2004 to 2013.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/15s
Sensor dust

I may have dust on my camera sensor

Sensor dust

One of the downsides of being able to change lens is the ever present danger of dust getting into the camera and coating the sensitive sensor. Every time the lens is taken off there’s a chance that dust will swirl into the cavity of the camera, attracted by the charged sensor on the back wall behind the mirror.

I took this photo sometime last year but never noticed the dust until later. I had a blower and soft brush with me so it was easy to clean the sensor.

Luckily removing the dust spots is fairly easy in Lightroom or any photo development application but this was easily the most dust I ever saw and was a rain pain to go over the whole image. (made easier by page up/down and the “visualise spots” setting, but still..)