Walter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 23 Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
I got a rejection for "motiv" this time (on the first upload attempt, it was rejected for my usual "soft"). It is never fun to get a reject, but every reject can be learned from! So, in fact I am happy that this time I could at least improve on the sharpening Now, I would just like to understand what caused the "motiv" rejection, so that I can avoid it I want to upload something similar.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
I have to agree that the man counts against the motive as regards A.net criteria. But I also think his bags and the 'contraption' in the background count against the shot. In general terms I think A.net would see these things as 'clutter', detracting from the motive of the shot.
Very frustrating for you, I am sure, as it is a very nice shot and there is nothing you can do at all about those factors. On a positive note, it remains a good photo for you to have for your own collection .
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
Quoting Bubbles (Reply 1): think it's maybe caused by that guy in the photo.
That maybe the case but why not tell Walter that the first time around instead of him sharpening and uploading again? Just wasted his time when he could have been told the first time around and saved another slap on the acceptance ratio.
Is the motive rejection "button" that far from the soft one? I doubt it very much.
Olympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3214 times:
This is exactly the same problem I have (See 'Why Bad Motiv?'). I get really pissed off when a photo is rejected for one reason, which I fix, and it is rejected again for a totally different reason. The only scenario I can think of is that even if it had passed the first screening it might have been rejected for 'bad motiv' at its final screening.
Walter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
Thank you all for the feedback! It is probably a mix of what you all have mentioned. It's very often a thin line between what is acceptable and what not.
For me, it was something different: the team had just arrived and I was so surprised to see the pilot opening the front panel of the aircraft (just like he had parked his car in front of a hotel) and unloading his luggage, it looked funny to me. But, indeed, the other objects can be distracting!
Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 8): I get really pissed off when a photo is rejected for one reason, which I fix, and it is rejected again for a totally different reason.
Sometimes I feel this frustration as well, for a short time, and then I start thinking that screeners are also human, and just maybe, the first time it was screened by someone who saw it just in the way like I did and gave it the benefit of the doubt...and then a couple of minutes on the forum and the frustration is gone! Up to the next acceptance/rejection