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How Best To Level This Shot?  
User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 524 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

How would you level this shot. The harbour wall behind runs diagonally like that, and has a slope built into it.
I did not apply any rotation to the image.




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User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Hi Mark,

The only reference I can find are the very small verticals at the wall, thus I would rotate CCW until they LOOK vertical.

Just sit back, relax and have a glass of Merlot...enjoy your life!
User currently offlineDispatcher From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 254 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

The water stains on the wall should be more or less straight up and down, maybe you could go with that? Great color in that by the way.

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4130 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

Reflections in the water should form a vertical line with the real thing! At least, I've used this idea succesfully a few times.

The waves blur the picture, of course, but if you look carefully there are a few reflections I think you can use, including those of the leftmost point of the prop circle and the navigation light on top of the tailfin.

Based on this a slight CCW rotation is indeed needed.

Peter Smile

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

I would be careful with the amount of CCW. The pic as is looks pretty close to level as it is now. Looking at the reflections it's not much at all.

User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4127 times:


Since the wall was built sloped, there is no valid reference in it. I´d use Peter´s advice but with great care. In general I believe the pic is almost level. Maybe some 0,1 or 0,2º CCW will do. Or maybe not. Try it out and if you want post the results here.
I´m a bit more worried, however, about the softness of the image in some parts, specially the blurriness on the right wing. Also be careful with the blown-out whites on the wing edges, for example.

Hope it helps.  Smile


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