I am currently a bit confused about two contradicting rejection messages I received for the same photo.
Originally I had uploaded a first version of this night photo of a Luxair ERJ-145 some days ago to airliners.net :
Some days later I received a rejection message with the following reason :
"The angle of the camera does not seem to be straight compared to the horizon. In the future, make sure you always hold the camera absolutely level. This particularly applies to pictures of aircraft on the ground. For shots of aircraft in flight where the ground is visible (take-offs and landings in particular), the general rule is that the camera should be level with the horizon and the aircraft be at an angle. There may be exceptions to this rule if the composition of the picture is unique and having a level horizon would detract from the aesthetic value of the picture (such cases will be rare).
Such problems can often be fixed by carefully rotating and cropping the picture. If you think you have been able to improve the photos, please re-upload them. "
Well, OK.. Besides the fact that you can't see the horizon on this photo I agreed that the lamp pilar looked not completely vertical and corrected the image accordingly by rotating it 0,5 Degrees to the right in order to have the lamp (as only indication of direction) vertical. So I re-uploaded the picture again - and got another rejection message, this time :
"The image quality of these photos are low. This may be the result of several perceived problems happening simultaneously, such as grain, blur, lighting, contrast or color defects, which would lead us to believe that a fresh scan would be necessary, rather than a simple adjustment to the uploaded file."
Well well, so it seems that suddenly the horizon question is ok, but the picture as such is not good enough anymore? (nb : This would have been the only night photo of a Luxair ERJ in the database...).
Anyway, it is a matter of taste if you like this picture or not, but I honestly feel somehow fooled if I am asked to rotate it first, only to get it completely rejected afterwards.