I took this shot a while ago.
When this was taken, it was still too dark so you can see high noise towards the bottom half of the picture.
As you can see, the noise level is dramatically lower. I tried blending in the sky from the first shot with the bottom from the second shot:
Something feels off about this combination. I know that the lightning levels between the two images are too different. I can't help it since my drone's imaging capturing capability is rather limited.
Setting that aside, what would you do in this blend to make it look more natural?
The reason why I wanted to use the brighter image is because this was shot on a drone. Take a look at the difference in noise levels:
As you can see, it's a big difference.
Therefore, I would ideally want to figure out how I can turn the brighter image into a darker version that would make the final blend look more natural.