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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 3rd November, 2012)


Beneath the protective covers the once-crooked spire of St Catharine's is being rebuilt.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D )
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Comment by: alan on 3rd November 2012 at 00:36

It looks like the pole, fence, brick wall and gate pillars are all leaning. Maybe the spire should be left as is....or was it just an optical illusion ?

Comment by: Ellen on 3rd November 2012 at 01:50

I'm tempted to say "That's the Parallax effect", but I'm probably totally wrong !!! (in reference to Alan's comment)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd November 2012 at 02:47

Looks to me that someone can`t use a spirit level !!
What`s in the fence, just past the lamp post, to give a shadow like a goal post, Rev David?
Is there a completion date?
The traffic between Standish and Wigan was very bad on Thursday 25th October at 08.40. Good job I was on the bus from Shevington and went in the bus lanes, or would have missed my train !

Comment by: Janice on 3rd November 2012 at 12:38

It appears to be a gate/doorway Ernest. The lean in the photograph is caused by the camera lens - converging verticals - you would need to be much further back or on a central level with the building to get the lines straight (or so I believe). You can buy special lenses - tilt and shift - to counteract this effect but they are ernormously expensive. It can also be corrected to some extent in Photoshop. Good to see the spire progressing, but must admit I liked the quirky leaning effect!

Comment by: bob on 3rd November 2012 at 15:49


Comment by: David on 3rd November 2012 at 16:15

Lightroom 3 can correct converging verticals on a photograph without any special expertise.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 3rd November 2012 at 16:24

Info about converging verticals in photos (keystoning) at http://www.photographyblog.com/articles/how_to_avoid_converging_verticals/

Comment by: Skeets on 3rd November 2012 at 21:43

It is fairly common for light poles and gate posts to have a lean - but what about the gutter line on the church roof - a fair old slope there too.

Comment by: Art on 4th November 2012 at 01:33

Unless you want to spend a fortune on Perspective Control/Tilt Lenses.
You'll have to put up Converging verticals. Believe it or not,lenes are round & verticals & Horizontals aren't..;o)

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