I have submitted this picture twice now, rejected both times, and below is the correspondence about it. You may like it or hate it, but the way it is, is the way I want it.
What do you think about this, or what do you suggest?
And now, read on:
ME: I refer to my upload: 1037760241 that has been rejected: 'Exposure -- Image is extremely underexposed or overexposed'. It is not under or over exposed; it is exactly as I wanted it. I have had this problem before - I had to re-upload one three times before the assessor realised that it was the way I intended it. With this one I used this caption:
"Beautifully exposed afternoon mountain lake scene with bright highlights balanced against shadows. Two silhouette spectators. Almost monochrome but with distant deep blue mountains. I thought my message would make the assessor realise that it was exactly as I wanted it. Can you arrange to have it added to my portfolio, please, or what do I have to say if I re-submit it?
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ME: Thank you, I will try again but in this case I did explain my 'artistic intention'.
My title said: ' Beautifully exposed afternoon mountain lake scene with bright highlights balanced against shadows. Two silhouette spectators. Almost monochrome but with distant deep blue mountains'.
I don't know how else you can explain it, especially as you have only 200 keystrokes to do so.
Also, as happened on a previous occasion, I had to go to the trouble of resubmitting it three time before it was accepted.
Could you have another box to tick saying that the exposure of this image is exactly as I wanted it and it is not to be rejected because it is under/over exposed?
SS: Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care. Unfortunately, currently we do not have such features that allows you to tick a box when you are submitting an image that is over exposed or under exposed as per your artistic intentions. Should you need any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The same picture has just been rejected for the second time for the same silly reason, this time with the caption:
'Magnificent almost monochrome picture of lake shimmering in afternoon light with silhouette of two people in foreground and deep blue mountains in background. Dark foreground'.
What else can I put?
Will you sort this out immediately, please.
As to a box to tick regarding 'artistic intentions', I realise that you haven't got one but my suggestion was that you make such a feature available.