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What is wrong with the quality of this shot?

New Here ,
May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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This shot was declined because of the quality. I don't understand  why.

 

Regards,

 

John

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Community Expert , May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

Focus, overexposed moon

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Community Expert , May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

This appears to be a handheld snapshot, which would never work well under these lighting conditions. It's blurry and underexposed in general except for the moon, which is quite overexposed. You would have needed to shoot bracketed images and combine them in Lightroom or Photoshop to obtain a correct exposure throughout the frame.

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Community Expert , May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

Hello,

Did you use a tripod or handheld?

There is a problem with noise and artefacts -  it's noticeable when viewed at 100%:

 

ricky336_0-1716407058083.png

 

The moon is a problem in terms of exposure - you have a messy white blob, unfortunately. 

Did you also apply some noise reduction? There is a lack of detail, and the pixels are somewhat smudged together - noise reduction does this! This would also give the appearance of being blurry. So, it's not so much of focus, but of using noise reduction I think.

 

ricky336_1-1716407398655.png

The pixels ar

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Community Expert , May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

Maybe tack sharp was too strong a term. But as others have pointed out, there are definitely focus or camera shake issues.

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Community Expert , May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

A nice snapshot rememberance of your vacation to post on social media for friends and family to see. 😁

 

As a Stock image, it falls short of what Stock customers expect for use in commercial print & digital projects. Compare yours with current Stock inventory Mexican Resorts.

 

Read the Stock Contributor Guide for more tips:

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Community Expert ,
May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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I'm looking at this on my MacBook Air, which doesn't have the best screen in the world, but I'm not seeing any one thing that stands out as being tack sharp. But if I'm wrong about that, the histogram is showing a lack of detail in the shadows and some burned out highlights.

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New Here ,
May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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Thanks. I did not realize Adobe only accepts images that are "tack sharp."
Good to know and move onto other platforms.

Much appreciated,

John

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May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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Maybe tack sharp was too strong a term. But as others have pointed out, there are definitely focus or camera shake issues.

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Focus, overexposed moon

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May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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This appears to be a handheld snapshot, which would never work well under these lighting conditions. It's blurry and underexposed in general except for the moon, which is quite overexposed. You would have needed to shoot bracketed images and combine them in Lightroom or Photoshop to obtain a correct exposure throughout the frame.

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Community Expert ,
May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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Hello,

Did you use a tripod or handheld?

There is a problem with noise and artefacts -  it's noticeable when viewed at 100%:

 

ricky336_0-1716407058083.png

 

The moon is a problem in terms of exposure - you have a messy white blob, unfortunately. 

Did you also apply some noise reduction? There is a lack of detail, and the pixels are somewhat smudged together - noise reduction does this! This would also give the appearance of being blurry. So, it's not so much of focus, but of using noise reduction I think.

 

ricky336_1-1716407398655.png

The pixels are sort of smudged together.

 

The black areas should also have some detail in them

 

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Community Expert ,
May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024

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A nice snapshot rememberance of your vacation to post on social media for friends and family to see. 😁

 

As a Stock image, it falls short of what Stock customers expect for use in commercial print & digital projects. Compare yours with current Stock inventory Mexican Resorts.

 

Read the Stock Contributor Guide for more tips:


Good luck.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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