Dozing polar bear, Indianapolis Zoo

Monday, February 25, 2008

Rejected by my stock agency


This is going to be a new category. Because once an image gets dinged, this is a way to soothe my injured artistic feelings. Since it's just stock, some images I have no emotional attachment to at all (like the eggplants in the sidebar). But the ones I am attached to in some way will go here.

I really like this one, even though it's outside my standard nature photography. The eagle looks so indignant. It could have been a technical reject -- the light is marginal and the exposure tricky. I'll probably try the same shot next year in better light.

Update: Eh, my sister just responded saying, "I'm not sure I get it." Well, I guess that's the reason. It's one of those things I see that no one else does. Which happens from time to time. **Cough**

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rejections are part of the artistic world. I have a folder full of rejection letters. and I have the acceptance calls and letters too. I even had one rejection letter then another guy from the same company called to let me know he wanted to use my work. Go figgure. I take the contructive stuff and blow off the rest as a matter of personal taste.


-Toots-

Trailhead said...

Rejections are part of the artistic world.

Eh, if only I didn't know that already. :) It's funny that you've had different people from the same company want to use your work. I recognize that phenomenon as well. You'll get photogs on the forums freaking out because they've had this one photo published five times and then it gets rejected by the agency. Heh.

Anonymous said...

Love the otter pic. Just too cute!

-Toots-

Anonymous said...

Otters are so cute.....

kris said...

Okay - I'm thinking that the eagle is like indignant, as you said, because he's sitting there by a plastic snowman for the love of pete. And the snowman is totally oblivious. Whatever - it made me laugh!

Tony said...

The eagle looks like he's wearing a colonial period wig...

Trailhead said...

Heh - you're totally right, but I hadn't even seen it that way before. Awesome.