Help me keyword better

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tirc83
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:24AM

I got this comment


The following keywords used for this file do not appear to be fully relevant to the subject.
{[ Street Light (Lighting Equipment),  Orange (Descriptive Color),  Glowing]} 


for this image http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=13743858


How relevant does something have to be to make it 'fully relevant'?
Whiteway
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:48AM
The important elements are the water, the bank, the buildings and lights and their reflections.

I suppose, thing is, if you were looking for 'street lighting' is this photo something that you would expect to find? It's not that it's irrelevant, it's just not quite relevant enough.
RobMattingley
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:56AM

I'll try to use a different example to try and help you with this one:

Imagine a picture of a face - it has two eyes, a nose, a mouth, two ears.  Some people might keyword those items, and while they aren't irrelevant, 99.9% of faces have those traits, so they are not overly useful keywords.  What you'd want to focus on in this situation is what makes the face unique - perhaps a scar, a smiling face, facial hair, etc. 

Similar to your image, most streets at night have lights, but unless it is something that makes the image unique, I'd stay away from it here.  As for the colour orange, this is a blue image, and someone looking for something orange wouldn't want this image in the results.

I hope this helps a bit.  I'm sure there will be someone to answer this better than my attempt!
NoDerog
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:31AM
I think the inspector was correct in what was taken out. However, you seem to have missed a few appropriate keywords, for instance: city, cityscape, downtown district, wharf, dock, harbour, river, dusk, outdoors, buildings, apartments, building exterior, warehouse (on right?), photography, horizontal, color image.
kbwills
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:33AM

waterfront skyline evening


apartments (if that is what they are...


 
Willowpix
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:49AM
Not making fun, but the title and description are a bit off too. "London Dockland scene at susnet" needs to be adjusted.
tirc83
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Posted Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:43PM
Thanks guys/gals - I thought I'd corrected my sydlexia
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