I am currently.... well, a little peeved. I'm just an amature spotter, and new to the hobby of spotting. I'm not the greatest, nor do I aspire to be. However, this website greatly helps me become better; and for that I'm sure all new spotters are appreciative as much as I am. Now on to my little rant/issue:
A while ago, I submitted this photo...
It got rejected for just being dirty. Now I did the invert trick, fixed the dirty, and uploaded THIS photo:
It was rejected for contrast and softness, two things not mentioned by the first screener.
I was a little confused, since it was not mentioned by the first screener, and I figured it would be a shoe in since I fixed the problem. I filled in the little "Note to Screener" stuff, informing them what I had fixed and what it was first rejected for. Now, I understand the reason for the standards, I'm all for them. They force me to strive to be a better shooter instead of someone who just shoots out of the window of an airplane anytime I take a trip (Which is how I got started in the hobby).
Taking it all in stride, I fixed what was rejected the second time and uploaded this photo, filling in the Note to the Screener area letting him know it was my 3rd upload of this photo, and what I had fixed and why it had been rejected.
My issue isn't so much has to why it has been rejected, but why it has been rejected 3 times for 3 separate reasons. I'm aware all screener are different, and running different setups that would enable one to maybe see a photo to be too soft, or not enough contrast; but surely major things like level should have been pointed out at first? I'm not trying to criticize the screeners, you guys give a lot of your free time to help people like my self get started in this, but it is a rather annoying issue, especially since it adds to more and more rejections, and gets it hard to get back up to a 5 photo upload from the 2 I am at now. It makes the grand total of time I've been working on this photo extend nearly 3 months now, and all though if it ever gets on, I'm sure it'd be well worth it.
All in all, I guess the point of the thread was to get my questions answered about that, and to simply bring up the issue with a concrete example. Any pointers, or comments from the screeners would be appreciated.
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