Old 11-27-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Hmm.. Unlevel?

I'm struggling with this chaps. Can anyone tell me where this is unlevel? I've tried grids across it and everything seems OK.

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TBH, I thought it would get rejected for PEQ....it still might!
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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Looks like it could use a little CCW rotation, but I'm just eyeballin it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Normally, I will take a vertical that is closest to the center of the photo and level on that. It appears that is what you have done here. I almost never use a horizontal to gauge level.
Since the schedule board is dominant in this photo, I would break from the norm and level the top of it. There is just so much going on here, but your eye will tell you that the board needs to be level.

BTW, that is the CCW Mike suggested......... So Mike and I agree on this.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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To me it does look level, but there is some kind of optical illusion going on that makes the image look unlevel (if that makes sense!).

Maybe try an appeal and ask for a screener's opinion at the same time?
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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Top of the board look unlevel but leveling that will make the edges look very unlevel. I think it looks best as is.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #6
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The photo is level, but at first glance it does seem to lean a little to the left. Give it a .5 degree CCW rotation and you should be good to go. Great photo by the way.

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Old 11-28-2008, 02:11 AM   #7
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Well, whatever you did (rotated it slightly?) - it's got on

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Edit, just compared the two images and I prefer the colour on the accepted one, it looks a bit warmer and richer.

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:11 AM   #8
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I actually went back and used the skew tool. This preserved the verticals, but rotated the horizontals a tiny bit anti-clockwise.

Thanks for all your advice everyone.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:03 PM   #9
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I liked the photo the 1st time I saw it, Graham. It probably would have made it in the 1st time if that 1 guy wouldn't have been leaning against the board and knocking it off plum

Very nice job all around.
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