Can somebody explain, whats wrong with this photo?
@Vitaliy-go Honestly, I don't know. They actually look pretty good to me. The bell tower is a little soft when zoomed in but I think that's rather picky. The drone shot seems fine with good detail in the rocks at 130 percent. I might have accepted both images. You may get other feedback from the Community that points out more serious techincal flaws than I can detect.
The bell tower shows a white halo at 250%.
At 175% the water looks like posterization. Maybe from JPEG compression?
I always use 100%, 200% anything in-between gets interpolated. What you see above 200% is probably irrelevant.
But yes, there is a halo with the cross:
As for the water, I think it's as expected.
Thanks, but if you look behind bell tower, there is sun and bottom of cross is reflected light. When strong light behind any object will get around light.
About sea is no any compression, maybe becouse high reflect of sun.
Removing halos is something I correct fairly often. Just zoom in and clone stamp it on a transparent layer. I don't worry about them usually for prints unless the prints are really big, but usually remove them for stock.
First the church:
The bell could be less on the dark side. As for the rest, it's not a great picture, but I really can't see why it is not accepted… Yes, it looks like there is some noise, but it's not excessive. The wall is quite blue (it's probably white in real life), but adjusting the white balance did not convince me. If you can lighten up the bell a bit (RAW files will be of great help here), I think you should resubmit.
Like @J E L, I'm quite surprised that the picture did not get accepted. OK, it's not crisp sharp, but it's not out of focus. Yes, the waterside has those light reflections, but that is to be expected. I suggest you apply a bit of sharpening (especially if you have RAW file) and resubmit.
Sorry, but there may be from time to time rejections where we do not quite see the reason…
You could warm the bell image up a bit - maybe - but as it is taken from the shaded side, the blue is too be expected. As the church is white, and taken when there is bright blue sky, the the shadow side will have a blueish hint - like you see here.
I think that the bell is a bit too dark. Lighting it doesn't seem to work too well though.
For the drone shot, I would lighten the cliffs with a gradient filter. It is a bit too dark, you could also add a bit more contrast/vibrancy. It looks a bit 'flat' to me.