01-01-2004, 02:32 PM
Mine? How about with a face full of mud, compliments of my son. I hope I get a nice surprise when I get the slide developed, I assume I will have a picture of the incoming mud. Actually, he only got the mud on my lens, and, thank god it was a 55 degree December day with a clear blue sky here in CT, and that I made the decision to put a polorizer on my lens, so the filter is what got splattered. Faced with the now what question, I decided to do nothing. I shut down the photo session (don't I sound professional) and just let the mud dry. I figured that was best because I wanted to try to save the filter. When I got back to the car I blew off the dried sand and when I got home I used a blower brush to gently sweep off the rest. When I was confident that I got all of the grain off the filter I then cleaned it and removed it from the lens. It does appear that there are a couple very small scratches, which I assume are not good to have on a polorizing filter but I don't know what I could have done better. I can always just look at the bright side and say that now I have a special effects polorizing filter.