Photo out of focus

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My photo166040907 was rejected as out of focus.  However, if you load it into Photoshop and look at it at 100%, and examine the placard in front of the aircraft, it is quite readable.  How can one get it more in focus?  Nikon D800.

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Photo out of focus

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My photo166040907 was rejected as out of focus.  However, if you load it into Photoshop and look at it at 100%, and examine the placard in front of the aircraft, it is quite readable.  How can one get it more in focus?  Nikon D800.

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Difficult to guess without seeing the photo, but maybe the composition is drawing the eye to somewhere that isn't in sharp focus? Happens to me a lot...

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As Pamela mentions, we are just fellow users and can't see rejected images based on their IDs. Share the image here and we'll give you the best advice we can.

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Sorry, I did not see a method for posting the photo.  How does one do that?

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You can upload an image by clicking this button:

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Here it is.  I had to crop it (left & right) to get it below the size limit.  Thanks for your help.

2017-07-29_Pima_B-52_cropped.jpg

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That looks in focus to me.

However, it does look like there was an overly aggressive noise removal which does seem to make things look a bit...waxy?

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Or perhaps something about the windows in the cockpit area made them think it wasn't in focus (it does look a bit weird up there).

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Or maybe they selected the wrong rejection reason. If you don't have a model release for that man in the picture, that could be the real reason for the rejection.

man.jpg

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Thanks Szalam for your suggestions.  I try to minimize the sharpening for Adobe Stock but that could be a factor.  The windows had interior covers to protect the cockpit from the Arizona sun.  I'm not sure I could ID the guy in the background --- in fact, that would suggest the focus is quite good.

I find it frustrating dealing with Adobe Stock because they are not generally explicit as to the real reason for rejections.  I am still trying to learn the parameters of what they might accept and what they are rejecting (and why).  Good luck with  your images.

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The red covers inside the engines look fake.  Are they?

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Nope, they are covers to protect the jet engines against the dust in the desert (this is Tucson, AZ).

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They just look unnaturally untextured across the board.  I agree, the cockpit looks weird, but I can't zoom in enough on the image to get a good look.

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It looks in focus to me as well. (I too have had some images rejected due to out of focus, but the subject is in focus, however a shallow depth of field, which could explain the out of focus).

Here I think it might due to the number on the plane! 067 - This can identify the plane, so needs a property release. The man is unrecognisable - but then if you blow it up like Szalam did, you could recognise him. So, maybe clone him out and clone out the 067 number and try again.

I don't think the covers look unnatural  - just bright sun reflecting off the covers. Was this taken around midday?

Maybe depth of field is an issue?? Hence the background being out of focus. Who knows??

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Thanks Ricky.  There were two emblems on the plane that I cloned out but I did not think the numbers would be an issue.  I do have a property release and submitted it with the photo.  It was mid-day when the photo was taken.  I may take you up on your suggestion to clone out the man in the background.  Thanks for your suggestions.  And I agree with "Who knows??".

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