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First I rotated the entire image 1 counterclockwise. That made the ground appear slightly more level. The tower, however, was then leaning even more to the left. Then I took the image and increased the underlying canvas to about 900 pixels from the original 790. Then after "flattening" the image on the canvas, I selected the image, copied, and pasted it back, and selected the transform, then the perspective transform. Next, I stretched the top edge of the image until a trapezoid was formed with the tower now plumb, perpendicular to the ground. Finally, I cropped the trapezoid into a vertical format. This causes some of the edges to be cropped out, but the leaning is removed.

A few years ago I took a photo of the Tidal Basin in Washington, with Japanese Sakura trees in bloom, but missed the fact that the Washington Monument in the background was severely leaning, ready to topple over. Boy, did I get raked over the coal, Cherry Blossom Festival II.

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