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Old Aug 17, 2010, 8:04 AM   #1
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Default Edsito River at Jellico's Landing, South Carolina

I've been spending some time in Cottageville, South Carolina lately, and stopped on a bridge while riding to take this one a couple of weekends ago. It looks like I can see some dust specs in the upper right corner with the lens stopped down to f/11 (3 stops down from wide open, using a Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF lens at 28mm). So, I guess I'll need to clean the sensor, as it's been over a year since I did that with this camera (Sony A700, purchased in 2007).

This is a small tributary from the Edisto River at Jellico's Landing (a small fishiing camp/boat landing approximately 4 miles from Cottageville, SC on U.S. Highway 17A). The main part of the Edisto river runs to the left of this image.
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 8:26 AM   #2
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Great photo!!!

There is one thing that would make this photo an amazing shot that
you missed out on....



me standing on the shore with my fishing pole!!!!

Damn, that pic makes me wanna catch some smallmouth bass!!!
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Old Aug 17, 2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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...me standing on the shore with my fishing pole!!!!
LOL

My father (89 years old next month) and younger brother have fished there many a time. Although I haven't been fishing there in many years now, my father still has a "John Boat" with two motors (one of them is a trolling motor) he uses for fishing there. They do charge a whopping two bucks ($2) to use the boat landing at "Jellico's", even though there are some public (free to use) boat landings near by. :-)

I took some more of the same area the next day (using a Minolta Maxxum 28mm f/2 Autofocus lens with a Sony A700, since 28mm appeared to be a good focal length for shooting from the bridge I stopped on that crosses the Edisto River at this location).

I think I've got some shots including people, as it's a popular spot for both fishing and swimming. But, they're on another PC that I don't have hooked up yet (as I just got back to Savannah, GA from South Carolina last night, and I haven't unpacked the desktops I took with me yet). I just happened to notice that I'd copied that one to a little Netbook I was using, so I decided to share that one photo. When i get some time, I'll get the desktops working, and upload more photos of the same spot to this thread.
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It looks very serene -- nice shot.

Thoughts on dust:

I tried pointing the camera downward when I change lenses and even tried changing lenses inside a plastic bag but dust particles somehow always find a way to my sensor.

I read on the Internet that zoom lenses suck in air so there is just no way around preventing dust from creeping in.

But if so, wouldn't dust also get in to my wife's Nikon P90 with its 24x zoom? Being a p&s, there would be no way of ridding the sensor of dust. Yet her camera never had a dust problem.
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This is a nice pick. Well composed, good greens, subtle reflections and a natural feeling.
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It looks very serene -- nice shot.

Thoughts on dust:


I read on the Internet that zoom lenses suck in air so there is just no way around preventing dust from creeping in.
If you have an internally zooming lens (e.g. Nikon 70-200 f.2.8) this minimizes the amount of dust that would get sucked in when zooming. A pricey lens though

To minimze the issue, in addition to changing lenses in my vehicle, I also use the two handed lens switching method in order to minize the time that the lens opening on the body is exposed. So far my D300s has been dust free in almost a year now.
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I've been spending some time in Cottageville, South Carolina lately, and stopped on a bridge while riding to take this one a couple of weekends ago. It looks like I can see some dust specs in the upper right corner with the lens stopped down to f/11 (3 stops down from wide open, using a Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF lens at 28mm). So, I guess I'll need to clean the sensor, as it's been over a year since I did that with this camera (Sony A700, purchased in 2007).

This is a small tributary from the Edisto River at Jellico's Landing (a small fishiing camp/boat landing approximately 4 miles from Cottageville, SC on U.S. Highway 17A). The main part of the Edisto river runs to the left of this image.

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Sure. I love fishing images.

Thanks to all for the comments. I'm almost afraid to look at it on a better monitor, as I still haven't setup my desktops since getting back to Savannah, and my laptop and netbook displays can leave a lot to be desired (they're uncalibrated, and often "way* off for things like brightness and contrast). :-)
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Jim

Nice to see you posting a photo. Nice shot. This looks like a peaceful place and yeah, I'm a fishing nut too, so I really enjoy these river shots wondering what's swimming around in there.

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