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IMHO it's a matter of what the individual is trying to express with the photo: is it reportage/journalism or feeling artsy?
Absolutely. However, for me there's a big difference between takin a sky from another picture of yours, and taking one from the same library everyone gets.
There's nothing artistic about taking something from a catalogue...

With the last version you can even put giant elephants in the background...
 

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Absolutely. However, for me there's a big difference between takin a sky from another picture of yours, and taking one from the same library everyone gets.
There's nothing artistic about taking something from a catalogue...

With the last version you can even put giant elephants in the background...
Composite images have a place for me: they can be interesting but rarely they really are moving or inspiring.
I compare them to music that has been assembled with samples: yes can be OK but never will compare to a true original masterpiece from a talented artist.
 

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Another older image revisited today with On1 2020
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I've been wanting to do a "Robert Johnson" Crossroads shot for a while. Seems like every time I find a suitable crossroads there's too much in the way. I finally found a decent location but couldn't get the angle without all of the buildings and other crap in the background. I needed desolate and lonely. I processed as usual and then started messing around with the one clump of trees on the left side that was usable for cloning. Sepia gives it the proper look.

The reason for posting is to ask your trained eyes how easy it is to pick out the cloned horizon. I don't think I could enlarge this too much or it might be evident. I'm thinking an 8 X 10 would be about it. I guess the real question is, would it be noticeable if you weren't looking for it?

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crossroads by telecast, on Flickr
 
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I've been wanting to do a "Robert Johnson" Crossroads shot for a while. Seems like every time I find a suitable crossroads there's too much in the way. I finally found a decent location but couldn't get the angle without all of the buildings and other crap in the background. I needed desolate and lonely. I processed as usual and then started messing around with the one clump of trees on the left side that was usable for cloning. Sepia gives it the proper look.

The reason for posting is to ask your trained eyes how easy it is to pick out the cloned horizon. I don't think I could enlarge this too much or it might be evident. I'm thinking an 8 X 10 would be about it. I guess the real question is, would it be noticeable if you weren't looking for it?

View attachment 813619crossroads orig by telecast, on Flickr

View attachment 813620crossroads sep by telecast, on Flickr
If I hadn't seen the original picture I would not have spotted the recurring features of the woods!
For someone looking at that picture without knowing exactly where it was taken it will be very hard to see that it has been changed.
 

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I’ve only recently started to do some PP. I’m using Snapseed. C+C invited. Thanks
Finished image cross posted in Cameraderie.

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I've been wanting to do a "Robert Johnson" Crossroads shot for a while. Seems like every time I find a suitable crossroads there's too much in the way. I finally found a decent location but couldn't get the angle without all of the buildings and other crap in the background. I needed desolate and lonely. I processed as usual and then started messing around with the one clump of trees on the left side that was usable for cloning. Sepia gives it the proper look.

The reason for posting is to ask your trained eyes how easy it is to pick out the cloned horizon. I don't think I could enlarge this too much or it might be evident. I'm thinking an 8 X 10 would be about it. I guess the real question is, would it be noticeable if you weren't looking for it?
I probably wouldn't have noticed.
I did notice though that the horizon and stop sign appear crooked.
 

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Another oldie reworked to a black and white, with On1 2020 today.
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could almost be a spot the difference.
 

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I probably wouldn't have noticed.
I did notice though that the horizon and stop sign appear crooked.
Look at it now. I went back and messed with it some. The road now looks like it's sloping from left to right, but the horizon looks better. I had to go farther than I thought to strike a balance. The two obvious horizontal lines are opposed.
 

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I know some people dislike sky replacements, but adding a few clouds on top of the original sky can make all the difference.
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after, with added clouds, but still original sky.
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I know some people dislike sky replacements, but adding a few clouds on top of the original sky can make all the difference.
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after, with added clouds, but still original sky.
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I like it, it looks pretty natural.

Some I've seen look bad, the clouds are out of scale and they just don't match.
 

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