Old 08-03-2017, 03:54 AM   #1
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Where are they seeing this? Houses and power poles are level, the track is crap and the locomotive has a bad lean. I explained this. Am I missing something?
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:14 AM   #2
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The supports on the right aren't straight. Looks like some wide angle distortion to me. The skew adjustment in transform applied to both bottom corners (inward on left, outward on right), along with a -3 distortion adjustment, a +5 vertical perspective adjustment and a .25 CCW rotation in correct camera distortion made it closer to reality.



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Old 08-03-2017, 04:27 AM   #3
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I'll give it a go, and see what they say tomorrow. Gotta get to bed, working the Hastings job at 0759.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:17 AM   #4
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I'll bet those beige-painted whatevers aren't plumb in real life. Buildings are much more reliably plumb than poles.
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I'll bet those beige-painted whatevers aren't plumb in real life. Buildings are much more reliably plumb than poles.
I bet that since they are used to support a hatch opening system for the cars, they are not as un-level as they were in his original photo.

The entire scene has to be evaluated when shooting on the wide end of a short lens. Simply leaving the shot as is because some buildings on the left are 'close' to level isn't good enough.

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I'll give it a go, and see what they say tomorrow. Gotta get to bed, working the Hastings job at 0759.
I figure you'll get it in.

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Looks like it's leaning right to me. Maybe just some distortion correction on the right side of the frame would fix it, but also the train looks like it's on a superelevated curve and it's obviously not as well.
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Looks like it's leaning right to me. Maybe just some distortion correction on the right side of the frame would fix it, but also the train looks like it's on a superelevated curve and it's obviously not as well.
The track here is awful, seriously I'm amazed we don't go on the ground more often. Take a close look at the plow in relation to the rail level, the locomotive has a serious lean.
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You either have a lot or none at all, bad track is not an excuse. Bob

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I'd cut my hands off before showing a photo with that much lens distortion which isn't purposely done for aesthetic reasons.

**edit** I see you got your shot in John. Good deal.

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I told you previously that I was ashamed to say I know you after you posted that one and that you were ok with it.

While I'm not exactly ashamed to name drop Jimmy Tice now, I'm still hurt that our leveling relationship is at this point.

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