Old 10-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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I got this rejection and I dont know which way to go with it. Could ya'll help me?

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Level according to the box in front of steam. Now is level the diesel in far right, therefore whole photo is leaning to the right (because you pointed your camera slightly upwards).
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:12 AM   #4
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CCW .5-.7 degrees would be my guess without actually processing the photo.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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I think it is a matter of perspective between the locomotive on the right and the engine to the left.

Comparing the end cab switcher on the right to the side of the frame, it looks pretty level to me. Using the straight edge of my mouse cursor the windows on the switcher line up with its edge, so any rotation would probably throw it out of level. If you haven't already, I'd just appeal it as is.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:58 PM   #6
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I think it is a matter of perspective between the locomotive on the right and the engine to the left.

Comparing the end cab switcher on the right to the side of the frame, it looks pretty level to me. Using the straight edge of my mouse cursor the windows on the switcher line up with its edge, so any rotation would probably throw it out of level. If you haven't already, I'd just appeal it as is.
Sorry, you are incorrect! Gong!

In difficult leveling situations, with wide angle lens, the main trick is to find a vertical in the CENTER of the frame and line your grid to that. The rest of the image will fall into place. In this instance use the front corner of the fireman's' side of 152's cab.

With a wide angle lens the outer vertical lines WILL point toward the top center but the eye will accept that.

Other good verticals besides cab edges are the edges of buildings in good repair. Avoid poles because they often lean.

One good trick from the master of level Jim T. is to drag the center of the image to the monitor edge and then you see very clearly what is not level.

As this shot is now ole' 152 looks like it's a NASA rocket ready to go!

Here is my take:
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