Old 09-23-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, it seems I am really out of my gravitational pull lately, as I've been getting slapped with horizon unlevel quite a few times. This one just got the boot after my 3rd or 4th try since I first shot this. I can't figure out which way to level it... Any help would be appreciated by the writer!

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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CCW about .7
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:53 AM   #3
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looks like you got some distortion going on, but most of the poles appear to be leaning to the right.
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Turn it left a bit.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #5
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Hello everyone, it seems I am really out of my gravitational pull lately, as I've been getting slapped with horizon unlevel quite a few times. This one just got the boot after my 3rd or 4th try since I first shot this. I can't figure out which way to level it... Any help would be appreciated by the writer!

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Old 09-23-2011, 02:54 AM   #6
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I don't see how I could, honestly.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:58 AM   #7
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It's nearly the same composition. Unless that white building in the background is sinking by the bow, you can easily decide which direction it's off using the above accepted photo.

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #8
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Still Unlevel.

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Looks like you didn't even make a change to the horizon, and at the same time removed contrast. Why did you adjust exposure or contrast when you got dinged for level?

Still needs CCW, it's obvious too
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #10
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You could take a clue from this one you got on at the same location too

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:11 PM   #11
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I see the change, because I compared side to side.

I find that especially with difficult to level shots it is helpful to control for perspective. You won't have the poles on the right being obviously unlevel and not balanced by the poles on the left (because they are much farther away).
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I'd say be happy with the shot you have on.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #13
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I don't see how I could, honestly.
I'm going to pretend you weren't being facetious with that reply and say, "how the heck can you take nearly an identical shot of a scene and not use it for reference with leveling?"

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Are you rolling your eyes at yourself for not making an attempt to level it?
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