Old 06-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default How do I level an already level horizon??

This shot was rejected for horizon unlevel:

Problem is the horizon is already level - based on the tree on the left, the buildings and mine headgear on the right and the telephone pole between the loco and the tree, all of which are vertical.

From the angle the shot was taken (in order to frame the light loco between the tree and the headgear), I get it that the angle of the line and the road may create the impression of an unlevel horizon, but how do I fix that?

I have done another version (attached) where I rotated 1.3 CCW, then used the lens distortion tool to adjust the verticals by +0.3. The result is a height of only 622 pixels (x 1024), but looks a better result to me.

Any ideas anyone?

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Well, you can always appeal, but I'd actually suggest a tighter crop, one where the locomotive is not so centered.
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