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Re: Mottling or Splotchy Blue Sky

BTW- David, 

Thanks for the suggestion of using 'Smart Blur'. Using this with 'Edge
Overlay' and then eliminating the white border is providing better
results than before.

On Sun, 1 Oct 2000 14:08:16 -0500 (CDT), you wrote:

>mrkeene@home.com <mrkeene@home.com> writes on 1 October 2000 at 03:54:33 -0500
> > I have recurring problem in dealing with landscape/outdoor photos.
> > When the sky is a vivid blue, with no clouds or haze, and occupies a
> > sizable portion of the frame, an unpleasant/unnatural mottled pattern
> > is captured by the film or digicam. Normal atmospheric aberrations
> > cause this and the camera captures the 'instantaneous' (short
> > interval) effect. It is actually always present, but the eye averages
> > out these atmospheric fluctuations.
>I've used the "dust and scratches" filter in conjunction with a mask
>for this sort of thing.  I've also used smart blur.  Neither works
>every time, I have to customize settings and mask fairly carefully.
>Sometimes masking, dust and scratches, hand editing, and gaussian blur
>do the job together.
>I'm interested in your explanation of the source of this effect.  Why
>do I see it in so few photos, if it's always present?  Or am I just
>not seeing it even when it's in the photo?

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