Late this afternoon the family decided the temperature had dropped enough to head out for a dusk Jeeping adventure. As the sun drifted below the horizon I just had to capture this moment. Sadly the camera bag had been in the back of the Jeep for the past two hours of very slow going, sandy, tight trails. I can only image what kind of temperatures it had been exposed to since the ambient temperature was hovering around 109°F and the bag was sitting almost directly above the catalytic converter (only the hottest part of the entire exhaust system – most catalytic converters have an average operating temperature around 1,200°F). As you can see, the sensor was just a little hot. Oh well. Time to find a different way of carrying the camera in the Jeep. Short of kicking a family member out I’m not sure what I’ll come up with. Maybe I’ll just stop carrying the camera with me on our Jeeping adventures since I rarely stop to make a photo anyway. I hate not having the camera though. Hot pixels and all I wouldn’t want to have missed this moment. I’m sure I’ll come up with something after thinking about it for a while (child for sale…cheap!).
For those that are curious, the below image is a 100% crop from the original raw file of the above image with no post processing done to it.