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Old Mar 12, 2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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Grabbed this shot while walking along the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg, Florida. It was around sunset and while I was first disappointed that I couldn't get a clear shot of the full solar disc, I realized this was much more interesting
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1245 miles to the north, is an interesting sunset right after a storm. This was taken at Mount Baldy, a 125 foot tall sand dune on the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan. (a great, FREE place to visit!)

Notice the Chicago Skyline on the horizon -just left of the spot on my filter ;-( . Chicago is about 70 miles away by car, but it has to be at least 40 miles across the lake. Since the buildings are so tall, they can still be seen when the weather is right.

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Those are some great photos, nice catch.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 1:07 PM   #3
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I'm not sure that spot is on your filter. I'm thinking it is on the sensor. Check some of your recent shots without the filter and see if there is a spot in the same place.

Beautiful shots.

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Two more beautiful shots.
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Great shots!

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thanks!

Calr: You're right - I meant to write sensor! I cleaned it off right after I returned home from that shot. Easy to get rid of in Photoshop - just didn't do it on that photo!


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Two good shots, not sure I would want to be in that boat with those clouds forming.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 7:07 PM   #8
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Calr: You're right - I meant to write sensor! I cleaned it off right after I returned home from that shot. Easy to get rid of in Photoshop - just didn't do it on that photo!

I thought so! A spot on your filter or lens would be all but impossible to see in photos. That is why I tell people, when shooting through a window, if possible, put your lens right against the window. Even if the window is dirty, the dirt will be so far out of focus, it will not show.

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Beautiful and wonderful photos.
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