roundhouse after Atlanta was burned. The serious problems were in the sky.
Relatively speaking, skies are easier to fix than other elements on a photograph. The data beneath the horizon was basically sound so I selected this print as a project. But this isn't a simple blue sky; those cumulus cloud formations turned out to be quite frustrating.
It's a matter of how high to set one's standards. On every subject there will be a few people who spot inconsistency. When a television program switches props between scenes, ninety-nine people out of a hundred may notice nothing, but there will also be one person who says, "Wait! He was wearing a three-quarter helmet when he parked the motorcycle. But now he's walking into the house carrying a full face helmet. That makes no sense."
A pure blue sky is easy to repair, but cloud formations are meteorological phenomena. Would this edit insult the intelligence of a person who understands meteorology?
Juliancolton isn't a meteorologist, but he has written about twenty featured articles about hurricanes. That shows either very good judgment or very bad judgment on my part; take your pick.
When Julian received both images he was slow to reply. At least he wasn't indignant about the edit. After discussion he agreed it looked credible.
Which is a relief. But since Wikimedia Commons is a wiki I'll also be uploading a partial edit (without hisotgram or color adjustment) in case someone disagrees.