Posted Thu Feb 7 6:32PM
This is my first rejection since i got accepted. The strange thing is that this picture was one of the three that got me in.
Anybody have a clue? Below is the reason of rejection.
In review of this file, we found the lighting underexposed.
(Edited on 2013-02-07 18:35:07 by Punk-Rock-Business)
(Edited on 2013-02-07 18:47:35 by donald_gruener)
Posted Thu Feb 7 6:45PM
It does look a little underexposed & muddy to me. Borderline, but a correct call by the Inspector. We usually look for a little cleaner, whiter looking snow. Your original on top, my 10-second levels adjustment on the bottom:
I probably could have pushed that a little further too.
(Edited on 2013-02-07 18:48:30 by donald_gruener)
Posted Thu Feb 7 6:46PM
Oh, and it's not unusual at all for application photos to be rejected when submitted to the main collection. Your application photos are used to assess your overall potential as a contributor. The inspection process to put images up for sale however is considerably more rigorous.
Welcome to iStock, BTW!
Posted Thu Feb 7 7:14PM
Donald i can't thank you enough.
Happy to join the team!
Posted Fri Feb 8 2:48AM
The skyline has too much color noise and it is a weak composition. Looks like a snapshot.
Posted Fri Feb 8 12:12PM
Composition is obviously somewhat subjective. This image has a focal point roughly following the rule of thirds, and a diagonal that draws the eye down to a natural copy space in the lower right. Compared to a LOT of what gets submitted here, this composition looks considered and balanced to my eye.
Posted Sat Feb 9 4:52PM
It's a good idea to Watermark your images before putting them on the critique forum, just to stop anyone pinching them for their own use.
Posted Sun Feb 10 3:06AM
Actually, I like the shot, nevermind the snap. Second looks better.