PHOTO Lighting Rejection

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gladassfanny
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:16PM
Standard rejection:  "We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:
 
-Flat/dull colors
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background) -Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance"
HERE is the photo.
I am a bit baffled.  Colours look good to me.  Is the light too harsh?
Comments?
Thanks, Bob
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:41PM
Not terrible, but probably a bit on the harsh side for an otherwise unremarkable (sorry! ) shot of a fairly common subject. The angle of view is fairly awkwardly low, and composition is rather dead-center...pushed up towards the top of the frame with more sky below might have been stronger. The focus feels slightly missed...the bottom hem is sharp while the maple leaf is not. Combined with the slightly harsh light, it was probably all just enough to tip things not in your favor.

Anyway, again, it's far from the worst light ever, you could always try Scout.
gladassfanny
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:53PM

Thanks Donald. It's not a biggie but I was trying to figure out what the issues were. I agree that it's not the strongest image. You've identified several things that are just a little bit off. That's what I was looking for.


Bob
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