There isn't excessive noise in the photo. The building is covered in textured concrete, unevenly in places. Anyway, of course the banding is caused by editing, but specifically what?
Thanks for the suggestion. However, the "banding" pattern is limited to the left side of the photo. I needed to do spotting throughout the photo. I don't sweep the spot removal tool back and forth. There is no point to that. If I did, the pattern would be all over the sky. Anyway, the "banding" was there before I used the spot removing tool. Thanks again.
Post processing was minimal using Nikon NX2 and high pass sharpening with a touch of noise removal. Camera was a d200.
The blotching is concrete texture, not "clumsy" attempts, etc..... Your defects shown above and in your download aren't the same as shown in mine. Absence of consistency between samples is not helpful.
The banding can be seen in the download.
The banding is along the left border. Can't be seen above.
On my monitor --- I have clear blue-sky in a photo showing bands, each about a sixteenth-inch wide, extending about 1 1/2 inch away from the edge of the photo. It looks like a comb was dragged across the sky from the photo edge. There is a subtle change in blue hue between bands. I see it at 17% to 50% magnification, but not beyond 50% to 100%. I don’t know whether these bands would show in a print. Would anyone care to guess what this banding is? Is it noise? Many thanks.
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I worked in the "outback" of Western Australia in the 1960s, and was continually amazed at the amount of swearing I heard. The words added nothing to the meanings of the sentences as they added nothing to the video. I had the urge to ask why so much swearing, but why sound like I was criticizing?
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