As the photographer you know perfectly well what is level with the horizon, and if the horizon is clearly visible there is often no real problem.
But if no horizon is included in the photo, how do you do then?
1. Level as you know is the truth and include the slope (as if you had used a perfectly levelled tripod)?
2. Or actually lie a bit to make it look level to avoid a rejection?
Maybe this is of no problem to any of you, but I hope I have stated my problem clearly.
NB that I am not complaining about the shot above being rejected - I was prepared for bad quality...
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3373 times:
If you don't have anything in the shot to level against (e.g. poles), then best to level by gut feeling. If it is level by reality (because the taxiway isn't level itself), but the photo looks unlevel.... chances are it will be rejected level.
If it looks right, then chances are we will think so too.
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
Frippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 183 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Thanks a lot to you all for your suggestions. I will now try to do a better levelling, and when doing so I will also see what can be done to better the overall quality, as there are only very few shots in the db now of this latest Airbus in the Wizz Air fleet.
Frippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 183 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3182 times:
This one already in the queue when discussing the Wizz Air above I had no fear for, but now it was rejected as not levelled well enough. What kind of rotation and how much do you suggest for it to appear level?
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
What I would suggest for that one Frippe is to make sure that the treeline is level from one side of the shot to the other. It's the only thing you have to go with and wont be far out. I have the same problem at DSA. Look at the two below. No way in a million years would they look right without the backdrop, but the taxiway does slope that much.
Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 9): How come this unlevelled shot was accepted on anet ? Is there a special reason to it ?
On the face of it, that seems blatant, but that location is one of the hardest on Earth to get level. The background does slope upwards from left to right and I always feel from there that it is easy to 'unnaturally' level shots, but on mine in the past, I've usually had the tower or something else to use as a reference.
Alphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 43 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 11): On the face of it, that seems blatant, but that location is one of the hardest on Earth to get level. The background does slope upwards from left to right and I always feel from there that it is easy to 'unnaturally' level shots
Ok, that seems to explain it. Thanks for your answer !
Frippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 183 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2968 times:
Just to inform you, the shot of the Wizz Air was recently added, after better levelling (and also some adjustment to reduce the bad weather haze).
Thanks for your suggestions, leading to this acceptance!