Old 07-14-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default I hate trying to level UWA shots

Can I get a little help?
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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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.





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Old 07-14-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:02 AM   #4
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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!


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Old 07-19-2008, 11:35 AM   #5
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Yea i can help, its not unlevel, its the 10mm pointed up. Hard to tell but think it is.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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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!

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