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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Hey,

I've had a couple level rejections lately on panel shots that I thought were level. Because of my wide angle and the angle at which I take the shots (from the right seat, so it is not straight on) I'm having a hard time leveling the photos. With the small queue limits I'd like to keep my ratio as high as possible, so thought I'd ask for more eyes to help decide if these are level.

This shot was leveled to the top of the GPS and the top of the standby DG on my side. As far as I can tell it's level, but I'm not sure if it should be leveled to something else.

http://airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/8603uyuyu.jpg

I leveled this one along the bottom of the engine gauges which are above the six pack.

http://airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/5201Lredit.jpg

I'd really like to get those two photos accepted so if you see anything wrong with them please speak up!

Thanks a lot,

Alex.

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User currently offlineConinpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 244 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
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HEAD SCREENER

Alex,

I would have levelled it to the well marked outside horizon. And this would even show the real bank angle of the airplane.

Cheers
Patrick



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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

If you're levelling the cockpit rather than the outside horizon, both look to me like they need quite a bit of clockwise rotation still. Taking into account the position and angle of the camera relative to the instrument panel, for me even the coaming above the panel should have a slight left-to-right downward slant. Try levelling according to a vertical roughly in the centre of the panel, e.g. the line running down the panel on either side of the GPS in the first photo.


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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SUPPORT

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 1):
Alex,

I would have levelled it to the well marked outside horizon. And this would even show the real bank angle of the airplane.


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Thierry



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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 1):
I would have levelled it to the well marked outside horizon. And this would even show the real bank angle of the airplane.

To me thse:


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look better than these:


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You don't have to tilt your head to look at the subject, no offense to the above photographers, it's just a matter of personal preference.

Kukkudrill,

I'll try what you said and see how they look.

Thanks,

Alex.


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