It seem that we forgot the real color of the sky. We use and like to see the perfect blue gradient artificially created to replace the flat and white sky as suggested in this excellent post.
When come to show the really clouds in a real sky with the perfect blue, some of us seem to se them as not natural or filtered. Nowadays, it is so easy to recreate a artificial sky with some Clouds PS Brush and you can make it. But still, I prefer as long as possible to enhance the little blue of the sky that recreate it.
What is your opinion about the sky or green grass? Do you filter the sky or grass of your picture?
As a stock photographer, I don't think we should ask how WE prefer to show sky. Personally, I love the sky as it is, red, blue, yellow, purple,etc... in every shade and hue as we see them at different times of the day as light changes in color depending on it's distance . But looking at stock photos and post cards, magazines,etc... it's pretty obvious , at least to me, that they prefer sky to be as plain as ever. Same for grass and waves, etc.. Not sure why, but this is what they want, so if we have to gradient a sky and make it homogenous, so be it. Then we keep the real sky for our own creative display or gallery . There, my two cents worth :)
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