Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2538 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
Well IMHO, the screener who rejected this for level needs to get his/hers eyes checked.
I brought the image into Photoshop and placed guides on the verticals across the frame, EXCEPT the bloody lightpole that tapers on the left. Here's the results.
Leave it alone, it's great. Just appeal to Johan. Oh, and are we all being silly and arguing about what someone above has suggested is 1/2 of a degree? I thought nonsense like that had finally stopped.
Then PLEASE do the rest of us a favour and explain what datum points you used to determine this. As you can see by my screen capture in the previous posting (which you can click to get fullsize) I have left the guide lines to show what I used to check for level.
It would be beneficial and educational to actually have someone show where these guidelines are not level. That's the problem we all face.
KLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18 Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Verticals are great to level a shot, and most times the picture looks ok than. But sometimes you can't only trust those measured things. You more need to trust your eyes!
And it definately looks unlevel in your version, I have the feeling, the white tower in the background is the Leaning tower of Pisa
Photography is still a art (and yes, it also is on this site! ), and you need to trust your eyes on how the photo looks like, rather than on facts! (but I am also sure that if you measure your photo in a big version, you would also see that the verticals need about 0.5 degrees CW...)
Anyway have one thing in mind. the screeners probably do not know the airport, neither anything about the picture. They only see the final result. And that is what they have to judge. And they have no tool like PS to see some verticals or whatever. They can only trust their eyes. And this is good, as is said above the most important fact is that the photo needs to look good as no "normal" visitor of this site will ever check if the verticals are ok. He will look the picture and (hopefully) say: nice picture!