Old 03-12-2015, 06:29 AM   #1
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I hate to add to the long list of reject gripe threads, but since there isn't a way to provide visual proof to the screeners, this seems to be the best way.

This one rejected for Horizon unlevel. From the screener after appeal made: "Admin Comments >> The train and house in the background are leaning noticeably to the right.
>> http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...00&key=6482581

The attached image is a screen shot of Photoshop with the guides showing both the vertical and horizontal being spot on. Or so it looks to me.

Should I appeal again or rotate it a 1/4 degree counterclockwise?
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:45 AM   #2
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When did Thias become a screener?

I do sorta see what the screener is talking about in terms of lean to the right when looking with the naked eye, but I pulled a level up and everything looked fine, like you mentioned. I might just play screener roulette, with or without the CCW rotation. I have less faith in appeals, but you could try.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:52 AM   #3
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Stunning picture. To me the train looks noticeably leaning right but the house looks level but maybe leaning forward toward the train. Is the train entering a curve in this picture?

Here I compared using the engine's war bonnet wings to level. Is that what they're called? And it shows the house very left leaning on the side to the left but right leaning on the side facing the tracks which suggests this is a perspectival trick, and issues wiht simple distances again confounding the eyes, yet what's new?.





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Old 03-12-2015, 02:18 PM   #4
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A second appeal? Likely dead on arrival.

House looks fine, but 1/4 degree CCW might not be enough for the train.
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A little bit of vertical distortion correction fixes it nicely. If you believe in that sorta thing.

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Here I compared using the engine's war bonnet wings to level. Is that what they're called?
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A little bit of vertical distortion correction fixes it nicely. If you believe in that sorta thing.

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I do, when it's warranted. My experience is that the majority of the times I shoot a locomotive, it's not going to be dead plumb. 1 degree would certainly be in the relm of normal side to side rocking going down all but the most carefully and recently maintained track. As submitted, the house on the left was plumb and level, and there's a house on the right that is also plumb.

Nonetheless, I gave it a 1 degree ccw rotation and it was accepted.

Thanks for everyone's input.

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I do, when it's warranted. My experience is that the majority of the times I shoot a locomotive, it's not going to be dead plumb. 1 degree would certainly be in the relm of normal side to side rocking going down all but the most carefully and recently maintained track. As submitted, the house on the left was plumb and level, and there's a house on the right that is also plumb.

Nonetheless, I gave it a 1 degree ccw rotation and it was accepted.

Thanks for everyone's input.

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Sorry, but given the amount of obviously and atrociously cockeyed shots that get accepted, the fact that they broke your chops about this (LEVEL) shot is ridiculous.
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xBNSFer, always nice to have new blood in a forum, but was it really that important to reopen threads that died way back on 3/13 as well as 3/9 and 3/7? Plenty of stuff to talk about, don't need to dig out old stuff that ran their courses.
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xBNSFer, always nice to have new blood in a forum, but was it really that important to reopen threads that died way back on 3/13 as well as 3/9 and 3/7? Plenty of stuff to talk about, don't need to dig out old stuff that ran their courses.
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