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trainboysd40 07-14-2008 08:50 AM

I hate trying to level UWA shots
Can I get a little help?

Lee Baxter 07-14-2008 11:36 AM

Matthew,I can level it but the wheel and head light in particular are distorted, looked better before i touched it, now i need help. is that shot at 10mm as i dont seem to have that much trouble with my 17-40. I adjusted it with the crop/ perspective tool in Adobe, i think there is more to it though. very nice shot anyway.


somebody help me now please.
Regards Lee

JRMDC 07-14-2008 03:28 PM

The center point of the shot is the rear of the cylinders. Look for a vertical there. The bluish/slate plate over the cylinders is a parallelogram, so the trailing edge, which you have vertical, should have some forward tilt, so try a bit of CCW rotation, without altering perspective.

With these ultra-wide shots, I personally don't see how anyone can ascertain with certainty what is level! :) And it won't affect the enjoyment of the shot, at least for me, I suspect. So I would have accepted it, even though I might complain about all the (more moderate perspective) shots that get on RP despite being unlevel.

Joe the Photog 07-15-2008 04:02 AM

Holy cow, Matthew, I love that shot! I love the colors and you know me, I love the wide angle too! I'm itching to make it a PCA, but I guess it needs to get in the database first. It looks like it needs "leveling" (and I use that erm loosely for these shots) to the right. Just work with it and it'll get in.

Fabulous shot!


milwman 07-19-2008 11:35 AM

Yea i can help, its not unlevel, its the 10mm pointed up. Hard to tell but think it is.

bigbassloyd 07-19-2008 01:15 PM

Just my opinion, but the appearance of tilted people is something I can't get past. I went 6.5 degrees CW, and while it throws the nose of the locomotive up, It's more pleasing to see the people vertical.

Good luck, it's got alot of potential!

Loyd L.

Dennis A. Livesey 07-19-2008 07:16 PM

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In PS, I did this.
>Measure Tool (Along the railhead)>Image>Rotate Canvas>Arbitrary> 5.59 CW>Crop.

It gets the people straighter, which I agree is very important.

Not that there is anything wrong with that. :grin:

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