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baldwin8 09-20-2010 09:09 PM

Horizon help
 
Looking for help with this one.
First submission came back horizon fault. Thought I corrected and it returned again for sharpening. Now again for Horizon.

Maybe I just don't have an eye for it. But which way should I move the horizon?

Clockwise or Anticlockwise.

Thank you for viewing.

http://http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=856827

barnstormer 09-20-2010 09:22 PM

counter clockwise. I don't like how tight it is on the left either.

troy12n 09-20-2010 09:26 PM

Looks pretty level to me. Just slightly CCW if anything.

ME 488 09-20-2010 09:38 PM

The obstructing objects will probably get you next time.

KevinM 09-20-2010 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baldwin8 (Post 121569)
Looking for help with this one.
First submission came back horizon fault. Thought I corrected and it returned again for sharpening. Now again for Horizon.

Maybe I just don't have an eye for it. But which way should I move the horizon?

Clockwise or Anticlockwise.

Thank you for viewing.

http://http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=856827


Hi Craig,

I wouldn't rely on your "eye" to level your pictures. In most photo editing programs, you can superimpose a grid of vertical and horizontal lines over the image. Do that and level the shot with the locomotive verticals. This method is far more precise than just eyeballing it.

This is actually an easy one. It gets more difficult when the train is going around a curve and/or uphill/downhill at the same time. It's really tough when you have all of that and complex lens distortion to deal with.

Slap a grid on this one and you'll be done in 30 seconds.

Mgoldman 09-20-2010 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinM (Post 121573)
Slap a grid on this one and you'll be done in 30 seconds.


Sounds like the best advice. A short cut would be to drag the image over to the edge of the screen and see how the horizontals and verticals line up. I did so with you image and it would seem a billionth of a degree CW would help. Sometimes, however, I have found some images need to be visually appealing (appear level when they are in fact not) which can be corrected with perspective or actually finalizing slightly off level.

/Mitch

troy12n 09-20-2010 11:15 PM

Grid it, but my 30 second eyeballing of it looked pretty level. The pilot and the vertical references (except the pole line) look right.

As others have mentioned, it has other flaws which may keep it off.

baldwin8 09-21-2010 05:43 PM

Thanks for the help, but I think I'll let this one die.


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