I had the shot below rejected twice a few weeks ago - the first time for soft, then for motive when I sharpened it up a bit:
I have no intention of re-submitting this shot again, but I'm curious as to the reason for the motive rejection. My motivation for taking the shot was to show a fairly clear shot of the engine and newly-applied winglets on an American 757. I know reflections can also result in a motive rejection - there's something going on on the bottom of the engine that could be a window reflection.
The reason I'm even asking this weeks after the fact is that I got the chance to re-shoot the picture at a better angle this morning. Still not a lot of scenery going on below the plane, but I believe I got a nicely-lit, reflection-free shot very similar to the image above (but on the opposite side of the plane). Is the view in my picture really bad motive, or did the reflection kill me on this one?