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  1. 1 hour ago, Jai Boekhout said:

    Thank you, I want to find out why It's being rejected but I can't figure out what's so wrong with it?

    How can I answer you what is the rejection issue if you are not telling us why it was rejected.

    So I can only guess; the title you wrote was wrong, your keyword contain spring which is actually fall, cross processing too much differ of actual scene, destructive editing when view it large.  Or if the reviewer think the image are too weak to compete with tons of other good images of same location.... you will get the rejection answer 'Noise--Image contains excessive noise, grain, artifacts and/or is poorly rasterized or Focus--Subject is blurry, too soft, or out of focus when viewed at full resolution" . Hope this help

  2. On 10/10/2017 at 3:43 PM, Gary Perkin said:

    Nor do I, but I suspect it was something along the lines of "under exposed, poor lighting, blown out sky,crooked horizon and bad cropping"

    Or at least some of those.


    Check with Google translate :)

    @Gary Perkin  what he wrote translate more accurately to English was  "If there is effort, there is always accomplishment. So this two guy just sharing their great achievement snapshot managing to concur highest hill with sandals, he doesn't asking for critique.    

  3. On 9/16/2017 at 2:07 AM, Leonard Whistler said:
    • Alexiky ......... You did more than adjusting the yellow-blue slider towards the blue end of the scale.
    • Most of the correction is due to adjusting the Levels or Curves - maybe even just clicking on Auto Level. Which brightened the image significantly.
    • Any adjustment of the yellow-blue slider would play a very small roll (if any)  in correcting the original image.

    Hi @Leonard WhistlerI look for the middle grey, no use of slider or auto level. read more of below-  

    11 hours ago, Leonard Whistler said:

    Below is the histogram (on GIMP) for all channels, red, green and blue.

    You are retrieving colors channels from a cross processed jpeg which will be a bit hard, that's the reason someone noted; A "perfect" white balance transforms the photo in an uninteresting one, as shown by your edited image.

    If the OP shoot Raw, there are many option. my edited image was trying to visualize as close as possible what it can be done. imo, applying yellow plastic sheet for whole frame work for some image but not every image. 

    Have a look how cross processes work:- 

    the sooc might be as yours edited image below



    photoshop - color palette #a0a440  layer, apply 50% multiply


    now you can see how basically the plugin cause correct exposure image become underexpose. 


    On 9/16/2017 at 2:07 AM, Leonard Whistler said:

    Alexiky ......... You did more than adjusting.

    There is no point of explaining every steps the skies are darker, warm and cold through colors channel, if the OP is not replying or do not posses multi layers editing skill. Everyone entitle to their personal taste and I just sharing how I look at it without yellow cast as I agree with Mike.  

  4. Square crop looks good. Would like to discuss about picture composition. This is a portrait head shot shall it wildlife or human, such composition of placing the face facing too near to border is quite rare. It should be away of it, just too common as we watch TV or Movie how the head was place everyday. 



    Anyway I like the picture slanting composition very much. It is just that the placing the eye was at the wrong ROT imo.






  5. On 9/7/2017 at 4:03 PM, Gary Perkin said:

    Sorry, I was making a little joke out of your typo.

    It's "rule of thumb" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb

     Thump means hit - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thump

    haha, thank you, Gary. I hope OP are not confuse with my wrong spelling. Please do correct me again if any happen in future. Beside learning photography, I am trying to catch up with my English too.  

  6. On 9/4/2017 at 6:41 PM, Gary Perkin said:

    " rule of thump" - is that where you thump your friend every they choose the wrong shutter speed, until they get it right? :) 

    Not really, it is a recommended guideline; I don’t thump it wrong or right. Some shooter capable hand holding 3-4 stops below guidelines. Some like panning. Some like part in motion while the rest sharp, got to believe luck do exist sometime. To avoid rejection, don’t play all that :-)

  7. On 8/31/2017 at 10:38 AM, David Litman said:

    Look at the nose and mouth at 100%.  It is blurry.  Probably motion blur, which implies shutter speed too slow. 

    very true  i saw whole picture having motion blur issue not only nose and mouth. 135mm x 1.5 =  200mm rule of thump 1/200th second shutter speed or faster. if your lens is not a VR lens, it will consider a luck if you could get one out of ten without motion blur at 1/50s.  

  8. I see your works are deteriorating from your first few post. Just remember this, the eyes always attracted to light. Its goes to the brighter part when viewing photo. The compo and brightness tells subject of interest was at the background. The large part of foreground was in shadow. As being point out by Laurin, very poor composition. IMO, brighten the FG might even be worse. You should know dodge and burn is one of tools always being applied. One of the useful purpose was to brighten the part to draw attention, darken the part to hide something not really wanted. For your picture, some cropping may work but still not the best. Hope this help.    


  9. 4 minutes ago, Paul Richard Jones said:

    Suggest use of a wide angle lens of 35mm or less like 24mm.  Some medium zoom offer 24 to 80mm zoom.  Set at 24mm, everything on the other side of a few feet will be in-focus.

    35mm haft crop sensor is not a wide angle lens, my friend

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