PHOTO Grapes

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miriamvandamme
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:49PM

This rejection came for stray pixels but when I slide levels I can't see any?


Thank you fellow stockers for your feedback again...
Mijau
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:57PM
In fact there are plenty of them. Few on the left from the highest grape(at some distance). But as I believe the isolation should form a clean line around the subject in case of the photo it looks like "sprayed".
BanksPhotos
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:47PM
I don't see much regarding blatantly stray pixels. However, this and your pepper shot, both common subjects need to be very well executed. My biggest problem with both is the cloth surface you are shooting on. Pick a surface which is smoother, white acrylic, photo paper, something with little or no texture. Your shadows will be smooth, not showing a fabric texture which could very well be the reason for rejection. You should clean up the dust and debris in the shadow area. Overall the image is not too appealing, spray some mist on the grapes work with your lighting to make it less flat looking, think beyond a simple image. Additionally, with both of your shots you are probably pushing the acceptable amount of white space, either fill your frame more or crop out some white.

(Edited on 2013-01-28 13:50:14 by BanksPhotos)
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:35PM
The isolation rejection text contains examples of the kinds of things to look for, but does not necessarily apply to every isolation rejection.

I think probably the biggest problem here is the unnatural way the shadow comes to an abrupt edge in front of the subject.

I would also concur with the advice ^ BanksPhotos provides.
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