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Perspective ok?

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:46 pm

Hi guys,

I went back to some old holiday shots and tried to reprocess a few of them. One of those images depicts a church with dark clouds of forrest fires in the background.

The original was taken at 16 mm and had a lot of perspective issues, as you can see in the uneddited version.

I did some editting on the image but am not sure if the perspective is how it is supposed to be. I haven't got the eyes of a carpenter, but it still feels kind of odd looking at the image, especially the corner right in front of you. What do you think if you look at the editted image??

Mark

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No corrections whatsoever.

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Lens and perspective corrections.

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Re: Perspective ok?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:28 pm

I guess the 2nd one is OK and better than the original.
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Re: Perspective ok?

Unread postby johnstra » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:30 pm

Mark,

The corrected perspective is absolutely fine. You have left in a slight lean on the corner which is usually preferable to correcting it perfectly. It's all a question of what the eye-brain perceives as looking correct. The perspective is extreme due to the use of a wide angle lens.
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Re: Perspective ok?

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:17 am

johnstra wrote:Mark,

The corrected perspective is absolutely fine. You have left in a slight lean on the corner which is usually preferable to correcting it perfectly. It's all a question of what the eye-brain perceives as looking correct. The perspective is extreme due to the use of a wide angle lens.


Well, my eye-brain isn't that well tuned for this kind of perspective corrections :wink:

I figured out what makes it look a bit weird to me: the building seems not as tall anymore. I'm trying to find a refference on the internet for this church to see if that's correct or not.

Thanks for the help.

Mark

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Re: Perspective ok?

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:02 pm

I'm actually not digging the corrected perspective. It looks like a corner crop from an ultra-wide-angle lens. How much of the periphery of the image would be lost if you did a simple rotation?
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Re: Perspective ok?

Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:26 pm

I like the second one better, but I think Kevin's right. It looks like it needs rotated rather than stretched or pulled to make the front corner of the church vertical. Then you can mess with perspective if needed. Is the church on a hill? The ground near the entrance definitely slopes down some so rotating the picture might make the slope look wrong.
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