All these images got rejected, even upon resubmission, which I did for some. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who finds them aesthetically pleasing, so what's the problem? One of them is underexposed on purpose for artistic purposes, others have unintentional focus problems. As to the focus part — it's only noticeable upon 100000x zoom. Who needs that? Maybe I'm not getting something about SS? Why don't they just approve an image if it's good enough, and let the client decide whether or not the image fits him. And mine will most likely fit him if he's not thinking of making a huge poster out of it, but just use it on his website.
But I'm particularly dumbfounded as to the doomsday-like photo. I underexposed INTENTIONALLY to get the doomsday feel. How do the reviewers not get this? I even wrote that in the description upon resubmission, and STILL got the "exposure" rejection.
Please help me understand "the SS way" and how a right-minded person could possibly reject these photos.