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StL-rail 08-03-2017 04:54 AM

Where is the unlevel?
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...36&key=2547494

Where are they seeing this? Houses and power poles are level, the track is crap and the locomotive has a bad lean. I explained this. Am I missing something?

bigbassloyd 08-03-2017 05:14 AM

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The supports on the right aren't straight. Looks like some wide angle distortion to me. The skew adjustment in transform applied to both bottom corners (inward on left, outward on right), along with a -3 distortion adjustment, a +5 vertical perspective adjustment and a .25 CCW rotation in correct camera distortion made it closer to reality.

http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...1&d=1501733403

Loyd L.

StL-rail 08-03-2017 05:27 AM

I'll give it a go, and see what they say tomorrow. Gotta get to bed, working the Hastings job at 0759.

miningcamper1 08-03-2017 08:17 AM

I'll bet those beige-painted whatevers aren't plumb in real life. Buildings are much more reliably plumb than poles. :shock:

bigbassloyd 08-03-2017 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 191934)
I'll bet those beige-painted whatevers aren't plumb in real life. Buildings are much more reliably plumb than poles. :shock:

I bet that since they are used to support a hatch opening system for the cars, they are not as un-level as they were in his original photo.

The entire scene has to be evaluated when shooting on the wide end of a short lens. Simply leaving the shot as is because some buildings on the left are 'close' to level isn't good enough. :shock:

Loyd L.

bigbassloyd 08-03-2017 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by StL-rail (Post 191933)
I'll give it a go, and see what they say tomorrow. Gotta get to bed, working the Hastings job at 0759.

I figure you'll get it in.

Loyd L.

troy12n 08-03-2017 01:08 PM

Looks like it's leaning right to me. Maybe just some distortion correction on the right side of the frame would fix it, but also the train looks like it's on a superelevated curve and it's obviously not as well.

StL-rail 08-04-2017 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 191940)
Looks like it's leaning right to me. Maybe just some distortion correction on the right side of the frame would fix it, but also the train looks like it's on a superelevated curve and it's obviously not as well.

The track here is awful, seriously I'm amazed we don't go on the ground more often. Take a close look at the plow in relation to the rail level, the locomotive has a serious lean.

RobJor 08-04-2017 05:33 AM

You either have a lot or none at all, bad track is not an excuse. Bob

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bigbassloyd 08-04-2017 01:55 PM

I'd cut my hands off before showing a photo with that much lens distortion which isn't purposely done for aesthetic reasons.

**edit** I see you got your shot in John. Good deal.

Loyd L.

JimThias 08-14-2017 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191948)
I'd cut my hands off before showing a photo with that much lens distortion which isn't purposely done for aesthetic reasons.

Does this one make you nervous? :grin:

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bigbassloyd 08-14-2017 04:46 PM

I told you previously that I was ashamed to say I know you after you posted that one and that you were ok with it. :D

While I'm not exactly ashamed to name drop Jimmy Tice now, I'm still hurt that our leveling relationship is at this point.

Loyd L.

ShortlinesUSA 08-14-2017 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 192042)
Does this one make you nervous? :grin:

[photoid=456808]

I'll just leave this right here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY


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