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Mar 12, 2008 20:15 |  #1

I actually submitted this photo to a stock site and it was turned down. Reason given was
Reason: Blurry: Image is not very crisp or is blurred when viewed at full size
Is it just me or are they not looking at the same image

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Mar 12, 2008 21:43 |  #2

it looks nice and sharp to me (but I'm not really all that qualified). Did they have some requirement as to .dpi? Any of the contests or things like that that I've seen usually request a dpi of 300 or so, so they can reproduce the shot in print.


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Mar 12, 2008 22:06 as a reply to  @ nwyman's post |  #3

Looks pretty nice to me.


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Mar 12, 2008 22:42 |  #4

Well, the background is pretty blurry.


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Mar 13, 2008 05:14 as a reply to  @ ronmayhew's post |  #5

The background should be blurry, so the main subject pops at you.


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Mar 13, 2008 06:12 |  #6

Yeah, it seems sharp. But somehow, when I look at the picture in full size, it is strange to look at. I think its the composition and the way the horse looks, but it doesn't feel comfortable to look at the picture.

Edit: I keep looking at the spot just below and behind his ear, which is not as sharp as the eye and should have attracted all the attention.

Not sure if I made my point here... :-|


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Mar 13, 2008 17:18 |  #7

<s>hmmm...i'll dissent, it looks terribly soft to me. Look specifically up at the eye--there should be much more definition there.</s>
Cute pony though!

ETA: did not click on the original, I'll agree with everybody else :)


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Mar 13, 2008 18:38 as a reply to  @ cleverer's post |  #8

It seems soft to me. DOF too shallow maybe?


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Mar 13, 2008 20:00 |  #9

Interesting...my first thought when I looked at the pic (before even readying what you typed) was that the photo was out of focus. Upon closer examination, I guess it's really not that bad...maybe could use a dose of sharpening. On the other hand, I agree with the above post that suggests that the photo is somehow "strange" to look at. I think it has something to do with the angle of the horses head and the composition.....it just doesn't seem "right"




  
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Mar 13, 2008 21:05 |  #10

Did you send them a link to the full sized image or the downsized image. The larger image is a lot better. It is still a really small image.
I think there is a bit of motion blur in it.
No surprise as your shutter speed of 1/100 is not really very fast for your focal length of 70mm.
Doing a high pass sharpening really helped the image...


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Mar 13, 2008 21:10 as a reply to  @ poloman's post |  #11

It appears to be blurry to me as well. My eyes kind of feel strained trying to focus on it.


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Mar 19, 2008 08:56 |  #12

Thanks for the comments guts and gals..I just wanted to see if it was them or me...appears to be me...so I will try the high pass sharpening as was mentioned and see how much it helps...Again thanks for the C&C


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Mar 19, 2008 11:51 |  #13

It appears fairly sharp in the linked version, but not sure what the requirements of the site are....it could use a smidgen of sharpening though in my opinion. Also, do you have a shot where both of his ears are forward? The way this was shot gives the horse a nervous appearance, maybe worried about the camera or something behind him. Although when people are looking for stock photos they look for all kinds....and this could be something someone is looking for....But usually the shots that sell have the horse looking alert with both ears forward. Hope this helps :)


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Mar 19, 2008 17:51 as a reply to  @ cesstrelle's post |  #14

Hmm.. it's sharp in the linked version, but not the attached one.


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Mar 19, 2008 20:40 |  #15

Billiie wrote in post #5150131 (external link)
Hmm.. it's sharp in the linked version, but not the attached one.

Thats because I had to cut it down so much to get the forum to accept it..Lost a bit of quality wouldnt you say..

For future reference, what max. size can I submit that will be correctly reduced by the forum when submitted?


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