Old 04-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #1
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Not sure how to go about this one. Suggestion?

Reason(s) for Rejection:
- Horizon Unlevel: Try leveling the image in your photo editing software.


http://www.railpictures.net/images/d...1397528934.jpg

2nd Rejection still bad Horizon level.. Not sure I understand what they mean. I took the photo from a level parking lot on a tripod so how is it not level?

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d...1397531729.jpg

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Old 04-15-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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The two rejections are leaning in opposite directions. The first thing you have to do when learning how to level an image is to become aware of what should be perfectly vertical and/or horizontal. The primary vertical in your image is in the middle of the photo. Your goal should be to make sure that any verticals in the middle of a wide angle image are level.

Once you are able to identify what needs to be level, you will become very successful at leveling an image.



However, unlevel is the least of your concerns with this image. Bad cropping, bad composition, bad angle and maybe even poor lighting are all up next.

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for advice. I figured the composition was bad. I was trying to get a wider shot however the parking lot has stupid no parking signs which was getting in my way when I step back further.
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........ no parking signs which was getting in my way when I step back further.
And that is why if you do this long enough, you will spend a gob of money buying different lenses.

Because the stupid signs are in the way.

BTW, if you only have that much room and want the shot in the DB, try and get the rear of the unit in the frame.

They will take shots of 1/2 units, but it is rare.

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
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Well the level issue was fixed even fixed the lighting. Now I was hit with an " Bad Angle " haha

They could have saved me all the trouble by rejecting it on that before. Oddly Ive seen numerous photos with the same angle with only trees for a background. Thought the old railroad terminal would be better then just trees.

Oh well off to ebay to spend some money and find some new lenses..
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They could have saved me all the trouble by rejecting it on that before
That is not how it works.

I can see why, but it is a frustrating waste of time.
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That is not how it works.

I can see why, but it is a frustrating waste of time.
Yep, very frustrating, but unfortunately very, very common.
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They could have saved me all the trouble by rejecting it on that before.
Hmm... I wonder if Ron mentioned this to the RP screener he was riding with while "chaseing'" steam last weekend. Definitely a captive audience!
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Well the level issue was fixed even fixed the lighting. Now I was hit with an " Bad Angle " haha

They could have saved me all the trouble by rejecting it on that before. Oddly Ive seen numerous photos with the same angle with only trees for a background. Thought the old railroad terminal would be better then just trees.
The bad angle rejection is likely the result of the position of the loco with the pole in the background. That's why I mentioned a possible bad angle rejection in my first reply. Gotta watch out for stuff like that and change your angle accordingly.
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Back at it today. Gonna try and stand closer to the tracks and a bit further from the station and will see how that works out. Now if I could only get a train to come by haha
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