I offered up this photo for sale and it was rejected because it's non-compliant.
Could someone please advise me why this was rejected?
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It's a nice artistic picture but maybe without value for stock. Sunrise/sunset pictures are abundantly present in stock so they need to have a "wow" factor. The picture you posted here is low resolution, so I cannot check sharpness and other parameters. But it does not look very sharp which is a problem.
The colour profile of the uploaded picture is AdobeRGB.
Outside of this:
Your picture has been taken with ISO800. You should get that to 100 to avoid noise. The sweat point of lenses (when pictures get sharpest) is around f8. I found
Abambo, Thank you for this excellent and understandable answer. Perfect! JH
Hi Mister Mr,
My guess is that this image was rejected before for one of the following: noise, artifacts, lighting or exposure, and you resubmit it. That will earn you a non-compliant rejection. Once you resubmit a rejected image without making the suggested correction(s) it will be rejected for non-compliant.
I hope you found this helpful.