PSA: Remember to check for water spot on your lens after a storm

I’ve never been to the National Arboretum in the city so I made the effort to make the drive out there with my friend Ben.
I want to caveat and say that the weather wasn’t on our side so we were taking a gamble of going out there with a good chance of getting rained out, but surprisingly we were able get two solid hours of photos before it started to pour.

However, this post isn’t about the arboretum…oh no.

It’s about paying attention to your photos, especially for water spots.

Pre-Edit: See the water spot on the top right corner?

I took this picture above after some minor editing in Lightroom and I was able to get most of the water spots on the left out of the photo, but I completely overlooked the water spot on the top right corner.

It wasn’t until I posted my picture on Reddit than someone pointed this out to me. It was embarassing to say the least in what should have been a pretty awesome photo.

I felt like this was a good time to test out my new mobile photo editing rig, so I pulled out my new iPad Pro 9.7 with the Apple Pencil and went into the Adobe Photoshop Fix app and fixed the problem.

The Apple Pencil works like a dream for photo editing on the go

So now after spending about 5 minutes on the iPad Pro, I got the result I was happy with:

Post-Edit: The photo looks a bit more moody which is fitting due to the cloudy skies

So the lesson here folks: pixel peep before you post!

Gear Used:

  • Sony A7II
  • Sony FE 24-70 f/2.8 GM
  • B+W 10 Stop ND Filter (82mm)

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