Old 01-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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looks like someone needs to go home and rotate their image CCW.

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Just a reminder that sometimes it is easy to see the splinter in the other guys photo, but miss the plank in your own.

Seeing this through fresh eyes just now almost turned me green with anger.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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We all have issues in our portfolios.

I try my hardest to only comment on a photo or photographer when it is asked of me to do so. We all fall short of the glory of perfection.

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Yuk yuk!

Nice roster shot of a building there Joe.

I don't think it is that off level based on the lines of the front door jamb.
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I don't think it is that off level based on the lines of the front door jamb.
It's down with the wide angle distortion sicknesss.

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It's vertical somewhere in the scene (right center actually)...just not in the center.

Is there a rule that says a wide angle has to be vertical in the absolute center of the frame to be considered "level," or is that just another one of those "made up" rules?
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Ask Charles, he is the foremost authority on those sorts of rules.
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Is there a rule that says a wide angle has to be vertical in the absolute center of the frame to be considered "level," or is that just another one of those "made up" rules?
Logic would dictate that.
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There's no place for logic on Rail Pictures....
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looks like someone needs to go home and rotate their image CCW.

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Just a reminder that sometimes it is easy to see the splinter in the other guys photo, but miss the plank in your own.

Seeing this through fresh eyes just now almost turned me green with anger.

Without reading the caption, my first thought is... "Why is there an unlevel picture of an apartment complex on RP?"
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Without reading the caption, my first thought is... "Why is there an unlevel picture of an apartment complex on RP?"
That's a medical complex, actually.

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I need to find a copy of this rule book. Do I look in the ancient history section, or the fiction section?

I say make the center level, then make the rest of the image level too (unless you're using the distortion to make an artistic impression).

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I need to find a copy of this rule book. Do I look in the ancient history section, or the fiction section?

I say make the center level, then make the rest of the image level too (unless you're using the distortion to make an artistic impression).

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I agree. However---using the center doesn't mean it's "right" (and you mentioned the "artistic impression" caveat as one example of why it's not).

But again---I would use the center to find vertical, just as you explained.

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I think you mean my "rules" are too loose for your taste.

It's the difference in our ages. Those extra months have mellowed me out.
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.......Those extra months have mellowed me out.
Or made you more crotchity, and less flexible.

Like the definition of what a train is, it really depends on one's perspective.
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Like the definition of what a train is, it really depends on one's perspective.
OH NO....there IS a rule for that!

Train--An engine or more than one engine coupled, with or without cars, displaying a marker.
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*From Southern Railway System Operating Rules, Effective June 1, 1970, issued to R.C.Flanary, Management Trainee, Kentucky Division Engineer's Office, Somerset, KY

If you guys want to get into a discussion of railroad "rules," I'm ready!
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This is a "train" as well.

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This is a "train" as well.

I could one up your photo really easy, but I'd be banned to infinity if I do it..

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I could one up your photo really easy, but I'd be banned to infinity if I do it..

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Please don't post an image of the Human Centipede. I'm still not over that...
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No, no Loyd! That's a chain, not a train!

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