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La Push, Olympic National Park

In mid-December two friends of mine and I shared a small cabin in Olympic National Park for a couple of days. I’ve been meaning to get out there for the 2+ years I’ve lived in Seattle. You can see the snow capped mountains off in the distance across the water. So close yet so far.

Our cabin was in Kalaloch. We drove. I meant to make a note of how long it took us. I’ll say close to 5 hours, but we stopped a lot, including a fairly leisurely lunch. Driving to Kalaloch we went south from Seattle to Olympia to catch the 101. On the return trip we drove north along the coast, through Port Angeles, and over to Bainbridge Island for the ferry to Seattle.

I hope to put up a longer post with more photos and possibly some video, but wanted to go ahead and post a photo I took at La Push. Actually, the same photo twice, with one modified slightly.

In the first image you can see that the sensor on my Fujifilm X-H1 is dirty. (Coincidentally, my X-T2 was recently in the shop to get a stubborn couple of spots removed.) I’ve realized that even with Fujifilm’s solid build and weather sealing, I’ve underestimated the potential for dirty sensors. I rarely change lenses in harsh environments, and I change the lenses quickly. The sensor swabs work pretty well, but they are expensive.

In the second image I’ve used Lightroom to hastily correct some of the spots. I didn’t spend much time on it. I just used the heal brush to go through and do some quick repairs. I also cropped it some and messed around with some of the darks and shadows.

Are you a Fujifilm X Series user? Have you experienced a dirty sensor?

La Push, Olympic National Park. Fujifilm XH1, dirty sensor.

La Push, Olympic National Park. Fujifilm XH1, dirty sensor.

La Push, Olympic National Park. Fujifilm XH1. Some hasty Lightroom corrections and minor tweaks.

La Push, Olympic National Park. Fujifilm XH1. Some hasty Lightroom corrections and minor tweaks.