Old 01-14-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default Horizon unlevel... not sure how to fix

I have submitted this one a few times before, each time it gets rejected for horizon unlevel. My question is what should I level? I tried making the vertical lines on the lead unit plumb, but that hasn't worked so I'm kind of at a loss.

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(Sorry about the out of site link, the original rejection link is long gone) Any help with this is much appreciated!
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:11 AM   #2
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Looks to me like it could use a bit of CCW rotation. Ignore everything else and look at the waterline up against the ground. It looks like it's running downhill to the right.

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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Attached is the remedy for you. I went 1 degree ccw. you can see the difference by the edges of the frame I saved. Use the riverbank on the top left, because still water indicates a levelish riverbank.

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:04 AM   #4
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Attached is the remedy for you. I went 1 degree ccw. you can see the difference by the edges of the frame I saved. Use the riverbank on the top left, because still water indicates a levelish riverbank.
Yea, this and I would also try to crop it some, so there is not as much dead space in front of the locomotive
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:33 AM   #5
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Don't center the image either, I'd suggest placing the train near the bottom of the photo (remove some of the water) and showing off more of the mountain and sky. Too centered will result in the "bad composition" rejection.

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Old 01-15-2010, 04:37 AM   #6
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It worked! Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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