Exactly, also the reflections in the body can deeply influence the feeling of whether it is straight or bent. Best thing to do is to photograph as much as possible in rather small room with white walls and ceiling with natural light.Or image distortion...
Best to have a reference object that is known to be straight.
Yes I was looking at that a bit. it does seem the neck is actually mounted at not the usual angle to body, which can make it look funny.The neck should be laid down next to the middle of the picture because if you change the angle of the take it can easily appear distorted.
LOL...and Ugh - I guess I am from an era/of an age where I still find a statement like this to be utterly hilarious....Avoid shooting pictures with telephones!
Why are we assuming there is distortion? Seems like the reflection and the screwy lines behind it cause an optical illusion. Sure, a better photo would be better. But in this one the horn looks straight. How often do you see a photo of a normal looking horn and wonder if lens distortion is making it look straight when it's really crooked?drawing a line with photoshop or any other program will not tell OP if the distortion is camera induced or not.
The picture needs to be taken again.
I don’t have the horn here, just a picture someone sent me. The good news is that if I actually decide to get it it is within an hour of my USA residence and I will have the opportunity to judge in person and decide to reject if necessary. Have requested better pictures
Yes correct.Perhaps OP hasn’t got the horn and these are pics that someone sent him to sell it.
That’s why he is asking if it is bent, if he would have the horn he would see it.