First, let me say thanks to everyone here as I have learned a lot recently from reading through posts and examples. Now I get many more approvals and few rejected. I ask your critique on this photo. I like this waterfalls pic but haven't submitted it yet cause I don't think it will get approved. It's not as sharp focused throughout the range as I would like. I've made some adjustments in Lightroom but don't think it's enough. Is it fixable or not? Give me your goods and bads please. Thanks in advance.
@AwayWeGo50 going through past posts is a great way to become more critical of our own works. It's great to hear your refusal rate is going down - good job! I would say your instincts on this one is correct and it is doubtful this one would be accepted. I think the photo was rather noisy to begin with and with a lot of noise reduction you get a "painterly" type of image which lacks a lot of the fine details. I also think the white balance is off - the water looks to be a very unnatural blue colour.
It looks like a great scene and hopefully you can make it back there and have another go at it.
What's with the magenta/purple water colour? It will be rejected as it stands for sure!
I agree with other comments. I really like this subject. But there's too much purple, probably due to seasonal atmospheric & lighting conditions. I would make a copy and play with correction settings. But don't spend too much time on it. If it's not good enough for Adobe Stock, it might get accepted by another agency.
Nice photo! Here's 2 things that might work in Lightroom Classic:
Of course the best way would arguable be to send to PS and use replace color.
Hope that helps!
Thanks for the suggestions. I tweaked it a little more and got rid of the purple. I didn't even notice the purple in it. But now with the change, it does have less of a "fantasy" feeling to it. I still like it though and will submit it. Who knows, maybe I get lucky and it's accepted. Don't know if I will ever get a chance to get back to that area to try it again in the morning instead of mid day.