Old 03-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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This one has me scratching my head. Uploaded and received a bad composition/bad crop rejection. The subject matter is centered almost evenly and there is a nice margin of space around all sides. Appealed and used the logic that this should be treated as a solid roster-type shot where it is centered, sunny and a nice 3/4 angle. Rejected without comment. I could understand if the snow blast was heavy and weighted to the right side, but it was directed at the camera. Suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hi Dave,

Can you go a little wider and get some more on top, while keeping the bottom as-is? Historically, RP has shown a dislike for images with the subject centered vertically. There are no absolutes here, but I am fairly certain that if you work the subject more toward the lower third, you'll have a better shot at acceptance.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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I want to say, go tighter.

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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Thanks Kevin. I know what you mean about RP liking shots weighted more to the sky (which drives me crazy) so yesterday when I received the first rejection for bad crop I did exactly what you said (wider view with more weight to the top). It came back as poor composition. Still scratching my head.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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It may or may not have an effect on the rejection reason, but I feel the going away composition isn't working without an impressive snow plume from the blower. I think a head on lit composition would look a little better.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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The subject matter is centered almost evenly and there is a nice margin of space around all sides.
EXACTLY. BOTH images are centered. The second, for the most part, all you did was go wider, all four sides, still centered.


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Appealed and used the logic that this should be treated as a solid roster-type shot where it is centered, sunny and a nice 3/4 angle. Rejected without comment.
Don't you hate that? 8 letters, so hard to type out... a courtesy you might expect on an appeal, especially for someone like yourself who has uploaded well over 1,500 images.

At the very least, you would think admin would add a new rejection - "Centered". Perhaps the most common unidentified rejection on RP.

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