Friday Foto

Kirra Beach sunset April 2015


Please forgive the specks and adjustment of said spots on the photo. I am due for a sensor clean very, very shortly and it is driving me crazy!

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  1. Very nice composition Kaz. You know you can get rid of those spots in LR and PS, right? They are frustrating little buggers, for sure.

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    • I did in Lightroom with the Q button but some of it just smudged instead of disappearing but I’d love a tutorial anytime would be greatly appreciated or some advice to improve my post processing would be a treat πŸ™‚

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      • Is be happy too. I’ll send you something tomorrow. Cheers :-))

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      • Thanks so much Dan I really appreciate it, no rush though if you’re busy but any help I will take πŸ™‚ I am getting my sensor cleaned next week which will alleviate a lot of my worries.


      • Hey Kaz. Getting the sensor cleaned is absolutely the first thing you should do. Have them clean your lenses at the same time (usually included in the service).
        Another tip is to try not to change lenses in the field if you can help it. If you have to, hold your camera so the lens opening is point down (gravity does affect dust, if you can believe that).
        OK…in LR…Using the Spot Removal (Q) usually works for me. Make sure the opacity is set high enough to cover the dust spot. I use the “Heal” brush for dust spots which seems to work better than the “Clone”. I also keep the “feather ” at around 50-60%. Which seems to be a good blend.
        After saying all of that, I should’ve asked if you’re shooting in RAW instead of JPG. RAW has much more “fixability” in my experience.
        If none of that works, then I take the image into PS and create a spot healing mask. Let me know if you need help with that one, if you use PS.
        Otherwise, LR usually resolves all of my dust spots.
        Hope that helps my friend πŸ™‚ Let me know, and please feel free to ask questions ANYTIME!!! I’m happy to share my experiences πŸ™‚ Cheers!

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      • Duly noted.. Yes the sensor clean a must but have to send it away unfortunately but will look further into it if I can get it done here on the coast…. I appreciate your answer to my question and will go through what I have the spot removal on in LR and the feather effect etc.. you are a true star πŸ™‚

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  2. I do not see them Karen. I see the glory you have captured in this photo though.

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  3. I don’t see it either and my close up vision is almost 20/20. Beautiful shot.

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  4. Magic shot Kaz! I share your frustration with dust spots – I have them too – and whilst travelling, don’t know where to take it to 😦

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  5. With such a glorious photo, who’s looking at spots πŸ™‚

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  6. Nice shot Kaz, out of interest what shutter speed did you use? MMπŸ€

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    • Thanks John I had to look it up as I took a few at different speeds. This one though was 4 seconds and I have to add I got a very wet butt and skirt in the making of this photo and some others as I was sitting perched on a rock thinking maybe Ill just get my feet wet but no…:)

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  7. Very peaceful… – nice photograph

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  8. Beautiful shot anyway!! And as you know my camera also needs that lens and sensor cleaning!!

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  9. This is a fantastic photo, Kaz (no need for apologies). πŸ˜€

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