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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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New to Landscape. What you guys think?

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Old Feb 13, 2004, 1:38 AM   #2
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Nice, but next time try to ensure that your horizon is level. The waterline seems to be higher on the left side of the picture. Also, try placing the water line on the lower third of the image rather than the middle.


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Old Feb 13, 2004, 9:58 AM   #3
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Nice, I agree with ohenrys comments they are right on.

Although I too have taken many lake images with a tilted horizon, but it was to show that the water was flowing down in that direction (not)
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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WOW! You two (OHenry & PeterP) have sharp eyes. I tested it with Photoshop and it needed to be rotated counter-clockwise only a quarter of a degree!

Lake Louise makes great pictures. And that water looks as cold as I'm sure it is.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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I think I am naturaly twisted so if it looks straight to me, I know there is a problem and other means need to be used to level the image. .

A focusing screen with a grid helps, but you don't see them around much anymore. So I rely more on the spirit level in my tripod and I have a little spirit level that that slips into the hotshoe of the camera.

I also sometimes carry a bottle of spirits with me, but that may be why my pictures end up tilted :lol:
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:48 PM   #6
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WOW! You two (OHenry & PeterP) have sharp eyes. I tested it with Photoshop and it needed to be rotated counter-clockwise only a quarter of a degree!

Lake Louise makes great pictures. And that water looks as cold as I'm sure it is.
Maybe it's just an optical illusion, but it looks obvious to me. It certainly wasn't meant to nitpick, just constructive criticism.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 2:01 PM   #7
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I like the emerald green of the water...it hints at glacial silt in the
water

I did a little work on photo too...

Offered respectfully to the eyes of the beholders and the original photog!

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Old Feb 13, 2004, 4:21 PM   #8
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I have found that the best way to check a horizon is simply to draw a rectangular selection box along it.

Start the box at one edge of the photo where the horizon starts, and drag the box across the photo.

It is then easy to see if your horizon is straight!!!
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 5:01 PM   #9
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Peter - I don't know about you, but I can confirm that some of us really do have naturally twisted vision. I don't notice it when I'm using both eyes, but whenever I use my right eye alone, it rotates my view about 5 degrees counter-clockwise. This makes it very difficult to hold my camera level, because my right eye is the dominant one and I automatically use it when looking through the viewfinder.

If anybody wants to test for this, just look at something vertical like a power pole or the edge of a wall: then cover first one eye and then the other with your hand. Move your hand to and fro and see whether the thing you're looking at changes it's angle.
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ClearPhoto, your picture blows me away!

The trees and the water are so sharp and detailed.

I offer my welcome to the discussion board.
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