How to clone out item on horizon?

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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nealix Regular Member • Posts: 207
How to clone out item on horizon?

I wish to learn how to clone out or remove a blur right on the horizon of the ocean.

In the attached small cut out section of a much larger photo, there is a blur on the
left edge of the ocean horizon.  This was an 80 second time lapse exposure, and the
blur if from a slow moving oil tanker.

My previous retouching was never near a hard line, so I am not sure what method to use
here?  Two things I can see is that clone stamp would run into trouble that close to a
hard edge, and additionally, there is a brightness or exposure gradient visible in the
clouds near that blur.

Does anyone have some ideas or tutorial on how I can deal with this one?

Sincere thanks,


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