Hello everyone! I have a series of images that I shot after the sunset on a beach over the course of two hours. All pictures were shot from a tripod, so the horizon line stays the same from picture to picture. Some of the exposures were 30 seconds long, so I have light trails of boats going through the frame.
I would like to know the easiest way to get rid of the distracting artificial lights. I am trying to make the pictures about the water and the sky and I think the passing boats are a distraction. I could do this manually with clone/heal, but I have 21 of these to touch up, so thought that there may be a quicker way to quickly process them. I have GIMP with G’MIC and resynthesizer plugins installed.
I think is what’s tripping me up is the distinct line between the horizon and the water. If the cloning is sloppy along that line, it will not look right.
Here are a couple example images from when it was still pretty bright out and also well past nightfall. Thank you for any ideas!
One Drive folder, since filebin is not working right now.