PHOTO: chair & fire extinguishers:Rejected for focus

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Polyphemus
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 2:24PM
I am fond of this picture but wasn't surprised when it was rejected for focus (when viewed at 100% etc) because it was taken in styggian darkness hand-held on the hoof. However, the rejection said that I could resubmit when the focus issue had been addressed. I can't see how focus can be addressed, so do they mean I I perhaps reduce the size of the image, would that do? All and any advice appreciated.


 


Here is the pic:


 


https://www.dropbox.com/s/mr9kb3tp15b46hr/IMG_0014.jpg

(Edited on 2013-05-21 17:57:18 by donald_gruener)
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 2:35PM
Down sizing can help to increase apparent sharpness and may be worth a go.
donald_gruener
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Posted Tue May 21, 2013 6:01PM
I'd say that was likely a mis-click by the Inspector (the Can Resubmit, I mean). While sometimes downsizing can help an image appear less out-of-focus or less blurred, this one is so bad that it still appears blurred even in the small screen-sized image, which is well smaller than iStock's minimum. The Inspector probably should have hit Cannot Resubmit in this case. By all means you can give it a try, but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets rejected again.
Polyphemus
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Posted Wed May 22, 2013 2:03AM
I think you are right. I might try to take  it again with a gorillapod.
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