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#7061 2016-07-06 15:07 GMT-5 hours    
I posted this photo today, and I am a little upset about the rejection E-mail I recieved, which stated the following:

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the green doesn't even look green

We really don't have time for experiments. Please stop wasting our time.

I thought this was a good photo...I was not "experimenting" with anything, and frankly I find the comment rude and un-helpful. Also, what green exactly is being referred to here? The grass is dead, so it isn't going to be green. The plane is a very faded olive drab...Again, not green. The grass on the hula skirt of the nose art looks pretty darn green to me...As do the signs and trees in the background.

Please help me with some CONSTRUCTIVE criticism here.

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#7062 2016-07-07 02:19 GMT-5 hours    
Screener tells me he rejected several of your photos for having a desaturated look and you kept uploading the same type of photo.

I actually noticed a couple of them in the queue and they looked almost black & white, even though they are obviously color photos. The photos are missing color depth and look very monotone. The photo you have posted is probably the best of the bunch.

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#7064 2016-07-07 11:32 GMT-5 hours    
Okay. I guess I can understand that. However, I have never looked at a photo and thought...Gee, this is horrible...I'm going to submit it anyway just to waste their time! I thought the remark was quite callous, and un-called for. I was shooting in some tough conditions, and I've been having problems with my computer screen. To me, they looked okay. I apologize for the photos. I'll try and do a better job of self-critique in the future.

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#7065 2016-07-07 12:09 GMT-5 hours    
I'm sure that wasn't your intent and sorry for the remarks. Please understand the screener's frustration. Believe me, a few rejections can put you in a really bad mood. It's not an easy job but somebody has to do it.

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#7066 2016-07-07 15:40 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Aaron,

A problem with your computer screen could ruin your edits easily. The Mitchell is indeed very de-saturated but this should be visible when comparing your uploads to other photos here on Airfighters.

But all is not lost, and I have done a very quick 30-second fix to the Mitchell photo by making it darker, add some contrast and pushing the saturation up. It already cleans up the image and with a little work I am sure the photos will be accepted.

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Good luck and hope to see more of your photos soon.

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#7067 2016-07-09 06:34 GMT-5 hours    
Good job Peter. If we help and support each other, we'll solve most miscommunications

And using a calibrated computer screen is vital Aaron.

Looking forward to more uploads, rgds, Carl.

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