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PhilAugustavo
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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:55PM

This image was rejected because the inspector thought that the overall lighting could be improved.


file://localhost/Users/philaugustavo/Dropbox/Public/2806%20copy.jpg


I think that when viewed at 100% it's not that bad. I welcome any suggestions.


Thanks.


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PhilAugustavo
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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:59PM

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/104434923/2806%20copy.jpg  


Hope I got it right this time.


PA
Difydave
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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:55AM

It helps if you can put a working link.


I'd guess that the lighting rejection is for the hard shadows caused by shooting in bright direct sunlight. To be honest though, it's not the most appealing shot of a calf I've seen, standing on bare earth, partially obscured by the tank and with the valve in the way too, and the flies. I think I'd just move on.
donald_gruener
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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:34AM

Posted By Difydave:

It helps if you can put a working link.


I'd guess that the lighting rejection is for the hard shadows caused by shooting in bright direct sunlight. To be honest though, it's not the most appealing shot of a calf I've seen, standing on bare earth, partially obscured by the tank and with the valve in the way too, and the flies. I think I'd just move on.


Exactly. The light is harsher than we like to see, and while we may accept some images in lighting like this, it would only be because there was some other particular value or rarity to the image. With extremely well covered subjects such as this, the fact is we're simply not going to be as lenient with imperfections such as lighting and other details. The Inspector in this case has correctly applied iStock's standards as he or she is expected to do...sorry.
PhilAugustavo
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:21AM
Difydave: It's not meant to be the most appealing shot of calf you've ever seen. The flies are included for a reason. You missed the point of the image. PA
Difydave
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:38AM

Phil I understand what the shot is. It's a "real" shot of a healthy calf (at least it looks that way to me. I'm not an expert on cattle) having a drink on a real farm. Cattle poach up the ground around drinking water and feeding points. They get flies on them. The real world of cattle farming isn't "cute". I live in a rural place so I see cattle all the time.


My comments still stand though. The tank and valve get in the way. The flies aren't appealing. If I was aiming to show how cattle are bothered by flies I'd have pulled in tighter on the calf's head I think.


A "cute" picture of a calf on nice clean pasture, having a drink from a stream or a "nice" trough, and with the inevitable flies cloned out is going to be a better seller by far.


 
Whiteway
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:14AM
Posted By Difydave:
A "cute" picture of a calf on nice clean pasture, having a drink from a stream or a "nice" trough, and with the inevitable flies cloned out is going to be a better seller by far.

Philistine!
Difydave
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:34AM

Actually I prefer emptying a stein.


 
Whiteway
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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:39AM
Posted By Difydave:
Actually I prefer emptying a stein. :)

Aah! My man!!
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