Similar or Dissimilar Image

posted on 11th of july, 2014

Today Dreamstime team removed one of my approved image(approved few months ago) by sending me a message that it was accidentally approved and it is very similar to the other existing photo. Both photo were taken from different angles of the same heritage building and have different elements. Although Dreamstime owns full right of accepting or removing the image but I like to know the views to fellow members regarding both of the images.

Following is the existing image

Here is the thumbnail link of removed image
Removed Image

Comments (9)

Posted by Shariqkhan on July 15, 2014
Thanks Everybody for useful comments and suggestions.
Posted by Glennmart on July 15, 2014
For me the remaining image dominates the scene, the rejected image doesn't make a statement, so the remaining one, in my opinion has a stronger composition element.

Yes there is the clocktower in the other one but there is a lot of dead area in front of the image plus it feels a little flatter, duller. In my opinion they are too similar and the only difference is probably about 5-10 footsteps to the right.

If you have too many similar images (despite the minutia of difference) you dilute the overall potential of all of your images. If you want the clock tower then make it the hero, but I don't think the clock tower added great significance due to the wide angle shot used.

If you really really want both, go back and take a night exposure.

Only my opinion that is barely worth 2cs and you have a lot more approved images than I do.

With respect,

Posted by Egomezta on July 14, 2014
Same thing has happened to me too. Don't worry.

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