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Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby mountaineer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:42 pm

I took this on Thursday morning after the storm blew through. It looks like the image is slanting when taking the shoreline into account. Is it really slanting or does it just look like it is due to the right edge of the shore line being closer to the viewer? Thanks for your help on this.

Edit: Thanks to help from Maverick, I straightened the image. The top one is the straightened image and the bottom one is the original.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby The Other Tom » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:50 pm

If you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have noticed anything. Now that the idea is in my head, it maybe looks a little slanted.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby mountaineer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:38 pm

The Other Tom wrote:If you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have noticed anything. Now that the idea is in my head, it maybe looks a little slanted.


Thanks! LOL! You have helped me immensely. I just won't say anything then. :)
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:01 pm

I have that problem at times where a slant whether real or an illusion is a distraction in the over all composition. I often just tilt the image enough to remove the problem.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby mountaineer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:14 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:I have that problem at times where a slant whether real or an illusion is a distraction in the over all composition. I often just tilt the image enough to remove the problem.


The problem is, I don't know how to tilt it. I have ACDSee 4.0 and PS Elements 2.0.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby Stevehymon » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:33 pm

It's not crooked! Don't mess with it! It's a great photo; order a print and step away from your computer before you mess it up!

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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:11 pm

Honestly that photo I do not see a problem with it. It's great. I don't know how to do it without a program that does all these things. I have been using lightroom for along time now.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby mountaineer » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:22 am

Stevehymon wrote:It's not crooked! Don't mess with it! It's a great photo; order a print and step away from your computer before you mess it up!

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Thank you! I WOULD mess it up because once the image is off the camera I have no idea what I am doing! I know how to resize and sharpen a little bit and that is it.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby mountaineer » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:24 am

RoguePhotonic wrote:Honestly that photo I do not see a problem with it. It's great. I don't know how to do it without a program that does all these things. I have been using lightroom for along time now.


Thank you. You are an encouragement. I was told once that I have one ear lower than the other, maybe that is messing up my leveling ability with my eyes. :)
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby maverick » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:20 am

Hi Mountaineer,

Yes, it is very slightly off tilt. PM sent.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby SSSdave » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:23 pm

If its unbalanced, it is slight so won't matter because there are few vertical elements to evaluate. At center on far side of the lake is a small dark narrow pine and at left side a few dimmer similar trees above yellow cottonwood. I did a small screen capture of those two sections then copied and pasted results into a temp Photoshop image, magnified it 500%, and did not see anything odd. Sometimes lake landscapes with a distant shoreline that varies in distance across a frame background can have the effect you are relating but yours doesn't bother my vision at all. What is distracting is when water surfaces are tilted, not shorelines.
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Re: Photographers, help me out with this one!

Postby fishmonger » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:54 am

edit the way you like it. It's not like we walk on the face of the earth with our heads constantly leveled by several gyroscopes. Rarely do we see landscapes that aren't level, but there really is no reason why you can't just frame it the way your gut tells you it is right.

The fact that you feel that something is wrong with it probably means you may want to change it. Go with it :)

tools to level - I only use Photoshop and you can twist bend and distort in there to make things fit any way you want. The adaptive wide angle filter especially let's you straighten anything you like, even individual elements in an image, so you can have certain lines level, while the rest of the image mostly stays unaffected, i.e. you don't rotate the entire image when making slight corrections to a particular line in the image. Purists will say OMG you can't bend reality like that, but then the lens is already doing a lot of bending and distorting. The filter just lets you take control over that process.
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