PHOTO:Car on snowy street

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erniedecker
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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:57PM
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38893062/ED8_0625%20redo.jpg


This got rejected the first time with a note from the inspector that said visible editing on the car. The only editing I did on the car was to remove the license plate. Anyway, I reworked it and resubmitted it. Now it comes back with the lighting rejection with a no-resubmit.


What is so wrong with it? Is it just because there are some shadows? If that is the reason, what happened to that stuff about realism in our photography that came out a few months ago? I don't see where the shadows are harsh, just real. But maybe I'm not seeing something else.


Anyway, excuse the minor rant.

(Edited on 2013-02-14 11:33:43 by donald_gruener)
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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:03AM

There is another license plate to be cleaned in the lower left corner of the image.


I don't think that lighting is that bad. Some inspector would let that one in.
I am not impressed with image composition so maybe that was the real rejection reason?


Don't stress too much over this image as it would not sell much, if any.
donald_gruener
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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56AM
The overall lighting conditions are reasonable. The scene is however dominated by a large unexplainable shadow across the foreground, encompassing the car. The car does seem to (possibly) be the focal point of the image but it's lurking in a shadow, which may have been what pushed the Inspector over the "lighting" edge.

The image suffers from a bit of conceptual ambiguity however, which certainly did not help your case. At first glance it almost seems to be about the inviting snowy lane, but the nearly perfect rule-of-thirds placement of the car does then bring you focus on it and wonder if that's what the image is about...then that bright spot of color (yellow sign) catches your eye and you wonder if maybe that's actually the point... Any sort of conceptual swimming about like that can be a pretty firm blow against a stock photo...

(Edited on 2013-02-14 11:57:58 by donald_gruener)
erniedecker
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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:17PM
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/Humm, I never thought about all those things. I guess I'm too simplistic. For me it was just about the beuaty and quietness of a winter scene.


Slobo, yep, I sure missed that plate.


And I can't spell either.

(Edited on 2013-02-14 15:19:52 by erniedecker)
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