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Old 12-06-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question Is it level

For everyone who has had to rotate their submitted image at least 0.3 to get it accepted I present this nice image from Mr. Utah, James Belmont

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It appears to be a wide angle that is not leveled on objects in the center of the frame as is widely accepted. It appears to be leveled with the edge of the leading loco. What do you all think?
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #2
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The Gilluly Loops are on a heck of a grade, but the trees look level to me.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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Nope, not even in the realm of level.

Here's a very quick 'ballpark' adjustment that at least gets it in the parking lot of the realm of level.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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I'm guessing it's leaning left, unless that lone pole in the gulch is actually not plumb. That's quite a rise of the distant mountains left to right.

Several unlevel shots have made it in the last couple days. Oh well.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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Now the downhill track looks like its going uphill.

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Now the downhill track looks like its going uphill.

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Chris : Isn't the foreground track at a higher elevation? In the original the background track looks like what you just stated about Loyd's correction.

Anyhow, the only yes vote to my poll so far was made by one who decides what gets accepted or rejected.
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Now the downhill track looks like its going uphill.

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The train is going upgrade per his text. So the rear of the train shouldn't be going downhill as seen in his version.

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Anyhow, the only yes vote to my poll so far was made by one who decides what gets accepted or rejected.
I thought I taught him better than that...

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Yes, the foreground track with the SP locos is actually climbing uphill, if the train is headed that way. By leveling the foreground, the rear of the train, seems to be on an extreme grade.
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I thought I taught him better than that...

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Lol. I think you need to recertify him. Has he taken a blow to the head recently?
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Yes, the foreground track with the SP locos is actually climbing uphill, if the train is headed that way. By leveling the foreground, the rear of the train, seems to be on an extreme grade.
I leveled the entire image as a whole using rotation, and distortion correction. I'm not sure how you can look at his, and then mine, and determine my correction exaggerated the grade... lol

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Lol. I think you need to recertify him. Has he taken a blow to the head recently?
Probably from banging his head during screening?

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Old 12-07-2014, 03:26 AM   #13
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Why is it taking so long for manufacturers to add level indicators to the EXIF?

My phone has it as an app (and an auto adjustable clock).

It would seem so simple to add to the EXIF degrees of tilt that could later be automatically compensated for (or even manually plugged in and corrected
without guess work).

Oh well - Jim, Loyd - your day job is secure for now!

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I leveled the entire image as a whole using rotation, and distortion correction. I'm not sure how you can look at his, and then mine, and determine my correction exaggerated the grade... lol

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Someone has to play devils advocate in order to make it interesting.

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Someone has to play devils advocate in order to make it interesting.

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So the devil made you do it? Geraldine Jones would be proud.

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