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PHOTO: Tenerife building. Lighting Problems?

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SOMATUSCANI
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 1:49AM
Hi friends, 


I have a rejection on this image, a typical architecture from Tenerife, Canary islands, but can't understand why is rejected for lighting problems. Maybe its a error?


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Thanks everybody!

(Edited on 2012-12-09 01:49:57 by SOMATUSCANI)

(Edited on 2012-12-09 11:53:59 by kelvinjay)
lightfiction
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 4:08AM
Hello,Everybody will tell you to upload the full size image.For my eyes lightning is not a problem here. I think inspectors are more strict on technical quality if they think that image will not sale good.Just my opinion.

(Edited on 2012-12-09 04:10:17 by lightfiction)
DPimborough
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 6:30AM

Lighting problems seems to be the throw away rejection reason.  There is nothing wrong with the lighting in this shot.


 


Probably a more accurate reason would be that the subject is not commercially saleable but in stock anything goes
Difydave
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 7:15AM

Firstly it's difficult to tell anything much from a thumbnail. Follow the rules and post a full size image. it's for your own benefit as any other problems you might have will be spotted.


As far as the lighting goes, common subjects like this need to be spot on to get in. This looks just a touch "flat" to me, it could do with a bit more mid range contrast. Hard sunlight at midday, and harsh shadows are more likely to get a rejection than shots taken in the morning or late afternoon.


Finally as already said it's not a particularly commercial shot. Awkward angle on the building. Lampost, plants and wall make a clutter on the left
slobo
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 10:49AM
iStock doesn't like mid-day shots with deep/black shadows. While your image looks fine from a thumbnail, I suspect that lack of detail in deep shadows is obvious at full resolution. If you have a chance, shoot again in the early morning or late afternoon.
kelvinjay
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 11:53AM
I think the problem I have with it is that the composition draws the eye strait to the bit that's in darkest shadow. But it's hard to offer much advice based on seeing a thumbnail size image such as this. Please do upload the full size version for us to have a look at if you'd like a more informed critique.
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:26PM

Posted By Rebble:

Lighting problems seems to be the throw away rejection reason.  There is nothing wrong with the lighting in this shot.


 


Probably a more accurate reason would be that the subject is not commercially saleable but in stock anything goes :)


Please refrain from general comments about inspection practices. Posts in critique threads should address the image. It's certainly fine if you disagree with the rejection and state so: "There is nothing wrong with the lighting in this shot." Just fine (although it doesn't help the OP much).

"Lighting problems seems to be the throw away rejection reason" - not so fine. In fact Inspectors DO have a general "throw away" rejection they can use, so in this case the Inspector (right or wrong) did indeed find a problem with the lighting. As the OP has yet to provide a full size file where we can see exactly what the Inspector saw, it's difficult to say with any certaintly whether or not a rejection was warranted. Many are the photos that look great as thumbs and fall apart at full size. Not saying that's the case here...just saying we can't know either way until we see it.

Thanks for your understanding. You can have a read through the Read This First thread at the top of this forum for all the guidelines on posting here.
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