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How do you judge "straight"?

roffelmau

DEPEW, US
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roffelmau Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Sep 2013
Sun 22-Sep-13 09:32 PM

I know it can be both personal preference or a technical leveling... The problem I have is this: What if nothing is actually straight in the frame(either horizontal or vertical)?

My case in point is the photo below. When I took it this morning, I tried to make the trees average vertical because there were a number of them that are just sticking out there in plain sight. When I got home and looked at it on the computer screen, the entire scene looked as if it was going to slide off the left side of the monitor at any moment. When I made the water look flat, the trees looked as if they were ready to fall down.

Nothing in the view is actually straight or level and the shoreline and trees give my brain confusing signals. So I pretty much split the difference.

How would you all view and deal with it? I'm curious...


--Andy

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