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Old Oct 27, 2009, 7:15 PM   #1
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Sorry for what may be a stupid question. Below is a picture I took in Times Square in NY. On the left is a building that looks like it is leaning and obviously is not. What is the reason for this effect? Is there something that I should/could be doing to prevent this?
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 8:50 PM   #2
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it happens because your lens is tilted upwards, which makes your sensor no longer parallel with the building, causing converging verticals.

easily fixed with most image editors.

http://www.essential-photoshop-eleme...buildings.html
http://www.crhfoto.co.uk/crh/convergingverticals.htm
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 9:22 PM   #3
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Thank you. I'm sure this has happened many times with my pictures, but as I'm using a new camera, I'm particularly aware of everything. I assumed, but am happy to have confirmed, that it's typical.

So much for my thought that I wouldn't be doing any post processing.
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