Paintings by Leona Fry
Most likely the dark photo is an exposure issue, not camera cleanliness. Just saying, unless the lens is really, really bad. If you feel the urge/need to clean, be gentle.
PS I really like this happy gull!
Thanks Shelley! The camera that I have been taking pictures with has been acting up. I guess this means I really will need to learn how to use the camera I got for Christmas!