JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2463 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3127 times:
To me it looks like the left side of the picture is lower then the right side measure from the landing gear to the bottom of the picture on both sides and you can tell the difference.
But maybe a screener can tell you more .
Can anyone suggest a good way to line a picture up as sometimes cropping doesn't help much.?
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
If possible always take a fixed reference point from which you know it is supposed to be level or straight up, like a light mast or something.
Runways are usually not level as you want the rain water to flow sideways.
The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3022 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
I'm with Jid on this one. I also make it about a 1 degree rotation clockwise.
I have learned from many badcamerangle rejections that you must use anything in the image that could be seen to be reliably vertical - in this case that ILS radiator/aerial (or whatever it is) on the left is good. In the photo as it stands it is definitely leaning a bit to the left. Personally I would ignore the plane itself or the taxiway, as they can be far from level.
I have more recently tended to put a note to the screeners telling them what I have used to ensure the camera is level. Fluke or otherwise - since doing so I have had no rejections for this. (But I won't hold my breath).