1. Underexposed shadows with noise and chromatic aberration. I'm not sure whether a huge lens flare is automatic cause for rejection; however in this case it so dominates the image that the subject is obscured. The subject, the man on the path, is not in focus.
2. The main subject, man in silhouette, is not sharply focused, and there is significant noise in the sky.
Hi @Ochoart ,
Your photo must be qualified for printing. That means, all details must be visible. You are reproducing in image what you see. Under exposing your shots cause very dark ares that turns out as black blab when printed. The same is true for overexposing. Details are lost and will not print in that area. Avoid shooting in the sun. It gives lens flair which is not part of the scene. Also it will damage your camera. I am not sure if lens flair is the subject if it will be accepted, otherwise that's considered a technical issue.
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