Curious about image rejection

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Hi all

 

First time posting here, so apologies if anything here is again rules etc.

 

I submitted the enclosed photo, which I thought was good quality and was a good image, however, the image was rejected.  I get it, this happens, but I am trying to establish why it may have been rejected with this mesage "Thanks for giving us the chance to consider your image. Unfortunately, during our review we found that it contains one or more technical issues, so we can't accept it into our collection."

 

On looking at various pieces of documentation, I am struggling to see what the reason may have been.  Within the rejection, it did say "You might also find the Academy Board Forum to be a helpful resource. You're welcome to post your image there for constructive feedback from a group of your peers.", so here I am 🙂

 

Any suggestions and/or comments?

 

many thanks

 

Barry

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Soft focus, sensor spots and noise in the sky, and no detail in the shadows. Sunsets are very over-represented in Adobe Stock, so in order for yours to be accepted, or ever sold, it would have to be unique and perfectly exposed, composed and edited.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Hi @BarryWhitelaw ,

Welcome to the forum. Your photograph is underexposed, and noisy

Best wishes

JG

Photographer and Nutrition Author

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Hi @BarryWhitelaw,

Aside from the fact that Adobe Stock already contains 20 million technically and visually perfect sunrises/sunsets, pointing your camera directly at the sun without filters is bad for the sensor not to mention your eyes.  Your camera overcompensates for the extreme light source which results in unwanted halos, blown-out details, washed-out colors and underexposed foregrounds.  It's also good practice to carefully clean your lens & sensor or take your camera in to have it professionally cleaned.

 

See these links:


Better luck with your next submission. 🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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