This one has been up before, it was rejected for borders, which I fixed after having it explained to me on this forum. Then it passed #1 screening and I got my hopes up only to have it rejected for contrast and quality in #2 screening. What can I do about it? If anything... And what is a quality rejection? Is it just the picture is just not attractive enough but there's no more obvious flaw too it like blurry or jagged. Of all rejections the Q one annoys me the most because it doesn't say WHAT is wrong, just that something possibly minor is.
Some help please. I try to learn and atleast I think my work improves all the time, just not enough yet.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3052 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 3797 times:
I think the problem with the Star Alliance MD is less a depth of field issue - f/8 will be fine - and more that you have a slight blur in the image. This is pretty common when you take a photo of an aircraft either coming towards you or - as in this case - going away from you. In these cases there can be small differences in the relative speeds of the subject - it all is a bit complicated but I remember IL76 giving a technical explanation once in the Forum. Though minor it can be enough to create slight blur that will not get past the screeners - and cannot be compensated for by sharpening. You can end up with two rejection reasons - oversharpened and blurred, which can confuse some. I think this is apparent in much of the rear half of this aircraft. My guess is your focusing point was towards the front of the plane.
So the whole of the tail area or empennage is very slightly blurred. As regards the others, it is best to post them at full size to give the best clarity. But both looks very tightly cropped on the right and the SAS looks very slightly low in the frame too.
Regarding the BA shot - I think the quality here is a combination of relatively small problems - slight sharpening deficit; lighting not great; contrast a little off; again maybe a slight blur in places. It can be a 'bucket' category for small imperfections that may not in themselves warrant a 'full' rejection on their own.
But I think you are getting close. Keep up the good work.