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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Gotta Fix Them Leaners

You’ll notice that my shots of the twin towers were plagued by the phenomenon called distorted perspective (or something like that). That’s when the top of the buildings lean much like a certain tower in Pisa. This problem will crop up when shooting tall structures. Squat short structures will not suffer that much from the effect. Dave Johnson of PCWorld describes it clearly here.

If like me you don’t have the costly Tilt-Shift lens, then your salvation lies in getting the software to correct the issue for you. When you’ve interest in historical buildings and architecture, you’ll need any help you can get. Bless digital photography!

After some trial and error, I corrected the shots I made last night and the result's what you see above.
Some useful guides and tutorials here: http://www.photoshopbox.com/photo-retouch/fix-perspective.html http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=579968 http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop/10.0/help.html?content=WSF65FB40F-00F5-445a-BD9A-38B3737A9A19.html

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  • jamie, nice photos! can ask for full size ah? wanna make em as my wallpaper. please

    By Blogger miaomiao, at 12:51 AM  

  • Miao: Thanks. Go ahead. Click on the image to open up the larger version, then right click and select Save As.

    By Blogger Carboman, at 4:15 PM  

  • great pictures. thanks for showing.

    By Anonymous reviewcatch, at 12:15 AM  

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