Not all pictures need to be perfect

Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2017 Dec 09, 2017

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I submitted this and it was rejected.

The point of this picture is light and shadow. The silhouettes of people are in contrast to the light filtering through the clouds. I admit I am biased, but what is wrong with this picture?

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 10, 2017 Dec 10, 2017
I would suggest this could have been rejected due to exposure issues. Despite the intent of light and dark, the white bit is a bit of a white blob - burnt out, and foreground somewhat too dark and too much of a dark blob. However, this is just my opinion!

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Dec 10, 2017 Dec 10, 2017

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you have not mentioned reason of rejection here. May be you have submitted as commercial without model release of all people in your image.

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It had an artifacts problem. Nobody is recognizable here, so there would be no need for a release.

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I would suggest this could have been rejected due to exposure issues. Despite the intent of light and dark, the white bit is a bit of a white blob - burnt out, and foreground somewhat too dark and too much of a dark blob. However, this is just my opinion!

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I agree with ricky336, too much contrast and bright whites. This is the Adobe information about rejections. JH

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Dec 10, 2017 Dec 10, 2017

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The images you upload should be as "perfect" as possible, I think, in terms of technical, design and commercial usability, in order to address the headline of your thread.

My guess for the rejection:

Technically everything is ok, but the picture looks too "sad" for a stock picture. The sky is very pale, has little drawing and little colour. The foreground is very dark and forms a strong contrast to the background. It looks very dark overall and not very positive. It is probably not suitable as a beach vacation photo and for a weather phenomenon it is not "dramatic" enough, I think.

Which buyer should use it for what purpose is the question?

Greets

v.poth

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you for your input.

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Colors are dull the white in the sky is blown out – and you can't really see what the people are doing and they are too far from each other - wrong composition imo.

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