XAAPB From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 470 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1964 times:
I also don't understand why the personal messege saying that the card can't be there, there is no email, of telephone or the full name of APM, is just APM, I think it is a wonderfull picture, and I think it should be on the DB, let's wait to see what the screeners or head screeners say about this!
have a nice week!
This store sells a book I wrote, and I must confess that I kind of regret not putting that book on the front shelf, as a little joke. That would have been subtle enough I think, since it wouldn't have distracted the viewer's attention at all.
But of course you don't put a card with you name in a plane's cockpit before you photograph it. Come on. Is it so difficult to understand why a photo website disapproves of that kind of thing?
Also, do you need to appeal your EVERY rejection? That one screener gave it a green light means nothing, he may not have realized the card was yours or have remarked to the others that it's a fine shot except for that stupid card.
Just upload the one without the card.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
It is a great photograph spoiled by the card I am afraid, seen as unnecessary, gratuitous. The inclusion of your APM logo was obvious, recognisable and distracting. If you have a similar image without the card then your reason for uploading with it is obvious - to get it noticed which it has been.
You are quite correct that it had been seen by one screener (not me) but even he did not consider it acceptable, asked a question about the card and took advice from others.
It was rejected by the next screener on the basis of that advice.
An appeal would be futile but you have an obvious solution, upload the other one.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
For me - as a 'purist' - I would agree that the card is a negative aspect of the photo (i.e. it is clearly not part of that working environment). To my eye the horizon is really one of the main elements of the photo - it looks lovely - and the card actually distracts the eye at that point.
I would be 100% sure an appeal would be rejected for that, and so I would definitely go with the alternate photo, which I hope will be very popular for you.