Photo rejected for technical issues

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This photo was rejected for technical issues, along with the rest of this sequence of a skier jumping off a cornice onto untracked snow. On the whole, I appreciate the feedback when my photos are rejected, because it helps me to improve. But in this particular case, I find "technical issues" to be somewhat vague and unhelpful.

I shot this using the exact settings recommended by a pro for ski photography - 1/1600 at f5.6 on a 5D Mark III - not too much room for improvement there, but maybe there was an issue processing the image? Any feedback would be appreciated! Is there a change I can make to have this photo accepted?

Thanks in advance.

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What ISO were you using? Because your image is fairly noisy. I mean, I can see the noise even in the inline version. Clicking on it to view it full size really shows the noise. See?

0noise.jpg

This section of the sky (from the bottom-right) should be a fairly smooth gradient, but it's all noisy.

Also, look at the branches specifically. There is a lot of chromatic aberration or something.

1chromattic.jpg

Green and pink around the edges like crazy.

The snow has lots of contrast, so well done there, but the skier seems under-exposed and yet still noisy.

Look at him or her at full size, very noisy.

2skier.jpg

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Photo rejected for technical issues

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This photo was rejected for technical issues, along with the rest of this sequence of a skier jumping off a cornice onto untracked snow. On the whole, I appreciate the feedback when my photos are rejected, because it helps me to improve. But in this particular case, I find "technical issues" to be somewhat vague and unhelpful.

I shot this using the exact settings recommended by a pro for ski photography - 1/1600 at f5.6 on a 5D Mark III - not too much room for improvement there, but maybe there was an issue processing the image? Any feedback would be appreciated! Is there a change I can make to have this photo accepted?

Thanks in advance.

Japan Feb 2017 (1 of 1)-2.jpg

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Correct answer by Szalam | Adobe Community Professional

What ISO were you using? Because your image is fairly noisy. I mean, I can see the noise even in the inline version. Clicking on it to view it full size really shows the noise. See?

0noise.jpg

This section of the sky (from the bottom-right) should be a fairly smooth gradient, but it's all noisy.

Also, look at the branches specifically. There is a lot of chromatic aberration or something.

1chromattic.jpg

Green and pink around the edges like crazy.

The snow has lots of contrast, so well done there, but the skier seems under-exposed and yet still noisy.

Look at him or her at full size, very noisy.

2skier.jpg

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What ISO were you using? Because your image is fairly noisy. I mean, I can see the noise even in the inline version. Clicking on it to view it full size really shows the noise. See?

0noise.jpg

This section of the sky (from the bottom-right) should be a fairly smooth gradient, but it's all noisy.

Also, look at the branches specifically. There is a lot of chromatic aberration or something.

1chromattic.jpg

Green and pink around the edges like crazy.

The snow has lots of contrast, so well done there, but the skier seems under-exposed and yet still noisy.

Look at him or her at full size, very noisy.

2skier.jpg

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Hey Szalam, thanks again - that's really helpful feedback, you're exactly right.

The image was shot at ISO 200 lol, so that's not the issue; the problem is the way I've processed it in Lightroom. Way too much post! I've just reset the develop settings and the image is sharp. I've learned a lot since I processed this photo, so I'll have another go and resubmit.

Cheers!

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