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Clouds and Sky and a Dirty SLR

A specially developed CCD used for ultraviolet...Image via WikipediaToday, as with every day this past week (I count a week by the number of days (e.g. 6 or 7) and not beginnings or ends...for me it's all continuous and "week" for me simply means a series of days), I've been outdoors and staring up at the sky. I had been taking pictures with my digital SLR, but I noticed something odd with the pictures. There is, in every picture on the upper right, a faint grey dot that I believe is dust.

While searching the web for answers to this I discovered from one sight that it might be dust on the CCD. The article goes on to say that that to fix it, I need to blow dry air into it and not moist air, such as blowing into the camera myself. I tried one of those rubber bulbs you get in an ear wax removal kit, but it didn't work. Actually, it worked partially. I noticed later on that the early shots had other, smaller specs, and I think the bulb served to remove some of that dust. But I can't seem to remove that big one. The articles I've read mention a larger, more powerful manual air blower, but I don't have money to spend it right now--food, water, etc., are all I can afford. Until I find work, that is.


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