Old 10-03-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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1st rejection:

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2nd Rejection:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=356694612

3rd Rejection:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=972922&key=0

Which way do I go or should I pitch this attempt like a paper ball?

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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The first reject was closest to level. Second is leaning too far left, third is too far right. From the first one, you're talking the smallest fraction of a degree clockwise to get the tower on the station vertical, which is what you should go by.

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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Regardless of the leveling, I think it will get backlit or cloudy/common...
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:28 PM   #4
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You got screwed like I did with a rare WB morning AVR shot when the downpour stopped and the sun came out for a minute or two yesterday. Colors look a bit wish washy. I mean its a nice shot, I dunno. Keep at it, but level it first. Don't shop the hell out of it though.

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Old 10-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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I'm not seeing the unlevel, but I'd crop tighter if I wer you, certainly take some sky out, thedn some of the bottom and maybe some off the left if you can get away with it. The colors look washed out, too.
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funny how different people see different things. IMO the first one is leaning slightly to right. Next one looks pretty good to me...maybe you just needed to go a bit further. third is leaning WAY to the right.
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OK, now I see it. the second one is leaning slightly to the left. look at the "horizon" formed by the rooftops in the distance.
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How does this look?

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looks ok to me but better ask Jim. Looks like there may be a little wide angle distortion.
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Looks like there may be a little wide angle distortion.
And how do I fix that? I've never worked with wide angle distortion.
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It looks better, but I dont think you can photoshop the sun into it
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #12
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assuming you have PSE, go to: Filter > Correct Camera Distortion

then play with the sliders to raise the sides a bit.
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assuming you have PSE, go to: Filter > Correct Camera Distortion

then play with the sliders to raise the sides a bit.
Thanks for this! I have always used Image > Transform > Perspective, I presume because PSE3 had it but not the above which is in PSE9. I see it does barrel/pincushion and vignetting also. I will be giving it a go!

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #16
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Ian - the second reject is the one that is level, and your reeddit looks good, and equally level. The give away is the horizontal roof tops.

I'd love to see the software the screeners use to determine levelness. It's accurate to within .0000000000000000000000000000000000000001574987 degrees.

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