Old 09-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Had the following rejected for unlevel -

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fair enough. I'd tried to level the shot using the horizon on the top left ,although I was aware that the signals in the background seemed to lean to the right,whilst the signal box itself leans to the left.
The problem is,if I level using the signal box everything else looks wrong, and, if I level using the background,that also seems wrong.
Any ideas of how to tackle this,or is it one to file away ? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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I would level using the right side of the tower. That should fix it.
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We need Jim Thias to come back to the forums. He's the Horizon King. To my naked eyes, I'd say it needs a little CW rotation. I would not level off the tower, but rather the signals in the background. Might still get cloudy/common though.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
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I love the shot, hope it makes it on with editing.
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Yup - nice shot.

Keep in mind, sometimes it's how it looks more so then how the camera captured it. Maybe you were shooting at an angle which resulted in some perspective issues. You could try reshooting higher or further away and cropping or... attempt a little digital legwork and try adjusting the perspective or skewing /stretching part of the image (which is basically what happened optically, so you are just correcting).

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Try squeezing both sides of the top in to make all of the verticals closer to plum using your perspective correction.
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I would level using the right side of the tower. That should fix it.
100% right as there not one brick thats out of plum or level.
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Yeah I noticed That to too both parts!
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Thanks for all the advice guys - it made it in:

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a combination of bending,stretching,warping and a lot of cursing seems to have worked !!
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