PHOTO: silhouette tree sunset

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michelecaminati
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:00AM
Hi everybody, I'm new here on Istock and I wanted some advice on this 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"


I know this image is quite strange and lighting is not optimal on the subject, but I think for this reason it has a high conceptual and dramatic value, that makes the picture valuable. In fact this shot it's actually one of the most selling on other stock sites. Do you think it might be worth to submit it to scout or it's just a kind of image that Istock does not want? Anything that could be done on lighting to improve it?


here is full size picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3346548/23ott_016.jpg


Thank you for your advice.


Michele


 

(Edited on 2013-02-03 11:04:31 by donald_gruener)
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:21AM
How do you think this compares? If you like it I'll tell you what I've done.
michelecaminati
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 5:32AM

Yes, I guess you're right, I should bring those lights up a little bit...


But then what to do? If the image is not  eligible for resubmission can I try to change it and upload it again as a new file?
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:02AM
Might be best to Scout it, asking if you can submit a brighter version (while not disturbing the colours).
michelecaminati
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 6:36AM
Thank you, I will try.
kbwills
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013 8:30AM

IMO it is the 0,0,0, black in the foreground, which has mainly caused the no-resubmit decision. The slight banding (e.g. just left of tree) is is also a concern.  Pity, as it is a nice atmospheric image.


REGARDS
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