Old 03-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hi,

I've just recieved a final rejection for an image saying the horizon is unlevel. I'm particularly upset as they didn't say a thing after the appeal just that it's rejected because it's unlevel, though I clearly described them why it's not.

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=491103&key=0

Now if you look at the train it's really not level but the railings' holders on both sides of the bridge are totally vertical (all of them). Because there's nothing else to judge levelness by I'm 100% that the photo is levelled. What do you think?

URL corrected, sorry.

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Old 03-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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The URL you provide must include the "key" if we are to see it.

BTW, it is common for rejections of appeals to say nothing. Actually, I've never had a rejected appeal say anything at all.

EDIT: it looks like the URL is to your rejection page, not to the rejected image itself.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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[quote=Benbe]Hi,

I've just recieved a final rejection for an image saying the horizon is unlevel.

Yea its the track thats not level. but looks wrong
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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What did you say in your appeal? What reason did you give that the train is tilting toward the outside of the curve?
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If I'm overstepping my boundaries, I apologize.

I think that, even if the track is bad and the train is truly leaning that much (I would think it would have serious issues leaning to the outside of a curve), it just doesn't look right. A quick 30 second job in Photoshop yields this (I've resized it also, just for quick view). I think it already looks better.

Now, you never said what your reasoning for not making the horizon (or at least the train) level, so I could be going about this totally wrong.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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[quote=JRMDC]BTW, it is common for rejections of appeals to say nothing. Actually, I've never had a rejected appeal say anything at all.
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That's odd. All of my rejected appeals have had comments by the reviewer on what needed to be improved. In a couple of instances, I've appealed a photo with my explanation just to receive this feedback.
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That's odd. All of my rejected appeals have had comments by the reviewer on what needed to be improved. In a couple of instances, I've appealed a photo with my explanation just to receive this feedback.
I will say that I haven't appealed a rejection in a while, so maybe things have changed of late.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
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It certainly looks unlevel, like it's leaning to the left. Since the track turns to the right, this just don't look right. The railings even look to be leaning to the left. All things being equal, I don't think this shot is level.


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Old 03-03-2008, 11:01 PM   #9
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I agree with Joe. Something just looks off about it. There are no real true landmarks to identify with as to what a level horizon is. The railings even appear to be at slightly opposing angles. Even if it were to be level the eye tells me it's not level. Sometimes the eye has to be fooled into thinking the picture is level.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:35 AM   #10
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pretty wild shot. It looks like the left shock is a little more compressed than the right, so I wouldn't level the train per se, maybe the handrails a degree or two clockwise?
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Rotate 2.7 to 3 to the right and that should do it. Nice shot!
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