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Old Nov 20, 2004, 8:11 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share a picture of the New York skyline with the Chrysler building. Most of the buildings you see are the some of the oldest in New York. I took this picture from the Brooklyn Bridge during a spectacular sunset. I didn't have enough time to set up my tripod so I hand-held the camera @ 1/40 sec. I was very lucky to get away with this picture because the pedestrian walkway was continously vibrating with the cars passing below !! Your comments are greatly appreciated!!

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Old Nov 22, 2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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Very nice shot. The sunlight on the Chrysler is great. That building is certainly a treasure, isn't it? The only adjustment I would suggest would be to rotate the image about 1/2 degree left to straighten out the towers.

Good work.

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Old Nov 22, 2004, 6:26 PM   #3
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thanks for the advice Tom. You eye is better than mine :-)
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Old Nov 22, 2004, 10:51 PM   #4
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Hey, Hooba;

I'd say 0.5 degrees accuracy handheld is pretty steady work. I've done worse using my tripod. (today, as a matter of fact... I had it set at a low height and had to crouch a little to see through the viewfinder... that angle is bad)

Yours is still a great shot.

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Old Nov 23, 2004, 11:06 AM   #5
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Great shot. but I guess 1/2 degree of rotation is still too much!
I was curious and tried it out. and 1/4 degree is just right IMO.
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 11:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the advice everybody

I'll try to play around with the perspective crop tool on PhotoShop
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 12:07 AM   #7
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Here what the revised picture. I tried to straighten it out with the perspective crop on PS. Let me know if it worked or not. thanks
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kex wrote:
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Great shot. but I guess 1/2 degree of rotation is still too much!
I was curious and tried it out. and 1/4 degree is just right IMO.
I figured out what my problem is... I first viewed this shot at work on a very round screen, and the keyboard is situated a little to the left of the screen. This tends to exaggerate right-leaning objects. When I looked at the shot on my home computer, it didn't lookso tilted after all. It's still a great shot.

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