first off all, I am glad that I at least one of my photos, taken few weeks ago with my 25 years old Nikon, got accepted to A.N.
The other 3 photos got rejected with different reasons, which I don't really understand. Perhaps you can clear up a little bit.
1. rejected with NOA-size and NOA-centered
"The size of these photo(s) is too small or they have a very unusual width/height ratio. Uploaded images should be at least 1000 pixels wide and at least 667 pixels high for landscape format photos, or 1000 pixels high (the longerside) for portrait format photos. The width/height ratio should be in the region of 3:2 or 4:3 …."
The size of the photo is 1024 x 678 which gives a ratio of 1.51. Isn't that in the region of 3:2 - or are this 4 or 5 additional pixels absolutely necessary ? There are quiet a lot of other photos (also of mines) with a similar ratio in the database.
"The main subject of these photo is not correctly centered in the image"
Hmm, the aircraft seems to me perfectly centered - perhaps a little bit more grass below and less sky above. Could it be that ?
2. rejected with NOA-Quality
The slide is clear and sharp but I have no clue how I can improve the scanned version. I think quality-rejected photos are quiet difficult to improve to A.N.-standard.
3. rejected contrast
"The photos seem to have a too low or too high contrast setting. Too low settings result in whites that are not pure white, or blacks that are not pure black. The image looks "flat". Too high contrast settings result in very strong differences between dark and light areas in the image, and usually in very strange-looking colours. The image looks very "hard".
Probably I have to reduce the contrast, but I am afraid by doing that the general aspect of the photo with the relatively dark sky get lost. I don’t feel like to do that, I love it, like it is ….
Specially the rejection 2 and 3 made my decision to remove all my other recently taken photos from the queue as it has got obviously rather difficult for scanned photos to meet the high quality standards of AN - a matter of chance.
I have absolutely no problem with the rejections and the high standards: my few recently taken photos I will upload to MyAv and the matter is closed. In no way the quality standards of A.N. should decrease! If later I get additional spare time I can still try once again.
thanks for your attention and regards