Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:41AM
Hi chaps, is my rejection based on the small red chicken logo I've added in P/shop please ?
"This image appears to be over-filtered/over-processed which has affected the image quality. This may include Photoshop filters & effects (over-sharpening, excessive adjustments to levels, curves, contrast, hues, gaussian blurs, saturation, added textures, noise reduction...) or other manipulations. We feel the image would have more value to designers with minimal or no post processing effects so that the designers could add their own post-processing effects."
Many thanks - Roger
(Edited on 2012-04-17 02:15:49 by kelvinjay)
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:01AM
Did you submit this photo with "Free Range" text/chicken? If yes - it's an answer for your question: it doesn't look natural.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:05AM
For example the stamp is sharp where eggs are blured.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:18AM
Agreed. The effect is a nice idea, but not very convincing. If you decide to have another go, I'd consider trying to make it a little bit darker and more prominent too. I'd also cut down on the white space surrounding it.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:42AM
Thanks chaps, I'll try and get the effect to look better (or maybe I'll devise a way of physically 'stamping' the eggs).
Really good of you all to take the time.
Best Regards - Roger
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:49AM
Posted By kelvinjay:
If you decide to have another go, I'd consider trying to make it a little bit darker and more prominent too.
I agree. If it's not reasonably obvious, it probably isn't going to work as a stock image.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:09AM
This is especially true where details that don't show up in the thumbnail may cause an image to get passed over. As an alternate composition, I'd consider a much tighter shot, filling the frame with the egg or eggs, this would show the stamp clearly in the thumbnail. I'd definitely look at getting a kids printing kit too to make a real stamp on the eggs.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:19AM
... yep I think the 'real' print is the way to go ... thanks again caps - Roger
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:13AM
Side detail...did you draw the chicken yourself? If not, you can't use this artwork within a piece you are offering for commercial licensing.
Postado Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:48PM
Good point Donald but I did create the chicken image ...
Postado Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:41PM
Great idea. I'd make the stamp in a darker color so it jumps off the egg. Maybe a nice foliage green or organic green if there is such a thing.