Old 11-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Any thoughts?

Tried CCW to level with the I beam on the left but no joy.

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Old 11-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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I think you went the wrong way on that one.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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Default CW didnt get it

I cant see what to level off of. A slight CW rotation did not get it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...74&key=9053227

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #4
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I cant see what to level off of. A slight CW rotation did not get it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...74&key=9053227

Then I'm confused. Honestly, the very first one looks completely level. I'll let Mr. Thias have the final ruling on this one when he decides to chime in. Lol.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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There are some good verticals along the retaining wall in the far background. You also might try lens correction, if your software allows it. However, overall the scene looks OK, so this may be an issue of screener nit-picking.
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wide angle distortion correction.

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wide angle distortion correction.

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Exif data shows a focal length of 170mm, would distortion really be a problem in that case? Especially on a crop frame sensor...

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Exif data shows a focal length of 170mm, would distortion really be a problem in that case? Especially on a crop frame sensor...

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Inside joke, sorry.

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Inside joke, sorry.

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Default Leveled using the vertical dividers on the highway



I pointed out that I leveled using the vertical dividers on the highway and the gray light poles in the background.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...65&key=3948348

apparently something has caught their eye

but I dont see it.

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I pointed out that I leveled using the vertical dividers on the highway and the gray light poles in the background.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...65&key=3948348

apparently something has caught their eye

but I dont see it.
It must be off by a monkey's pubic hair because I don't see it.

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Loyd was actually on to something, even though he spoke with tongue in cheek. It isn't wide angle distortion, but there is some perspective distortion going on because you are shooting down on the subject. I did a bit of perspective correction with PSE 8 (-5 vertical) and came up with this:

Note how things aren't leaning toward the center from both sides as much. Now, if they still won't take it, flip the whole thing upside down and resubmit.

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Thanks Jon

You pointed out the distortion - not sure how it happened using Nikon's 70-300 (which I have never associated with distortion) but perhaps the elevation did have something to do with it.

So I picked out another shot which seemed to not suffer from that as much

Thanks for the help.

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