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Fountain Close up critique?

Transformx
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91522373@N04/8307816079

Hello everyone! Here is a recent photo I did of a fountain close up. I would love some feedback on how to make this better.

My personal thought was that it may be cropped too tighly but I can also see some usage for this version.

Thanks in advance for eveyone's time!

Canon 60D EF 15-85mm
Edited: 12/25/2012, 17:44:42 PM
Wisconsinart
It's a nice picture but there is a difference between fine art and STOCK. If you want lots of sales, you need to do STOCK. But don't ever stop taking nice pictures.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15
Posted: 12/26/2012, 08:41:57 AM
Transformx
Thank you for taking the time to look :) Yes, there is alot of differences between fine art and stock. I researched on several sites and found many photos that have close up of fountains such as this composition so I was a bit surprised that it was refused. Before I submit any photo I make sure to research beforehand. What, in your opinion, should have been done differently Wisconsinart?
Canon 60D EF 15-85mm
Posted: 12/26/2012, 10:05:44 AM
Wisconsinart
Just because you can find similar images on stock sites doesn't mean it's a GOOD stock image.

It's not always about "what I could have done differently." It's a really nice picture. But it's a concept that doesn't sell well around here. And, honestly, it's a subject that doesn't sell well in an art gallery for that matter.

Had I taken that picture I probably would have uploaded it also but I would be surprised if it got any sales and I wouldn't have been surprised if it was rejected. It's just not a strong image in the world of STOCK.

Make a nice print and give it to your Mom on Mother's Day.
Nikon D800, D100, Canon G15
Posted: 12/26/2012, 12:35:45 PM
Transformx
Hi :)
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I get what you are saying....no MASS COMMERCIAL appeal. Mayby 1-5 situations over time might require it. Thank you for your honesty and this was a great help!
Canon 60D EF 15-85mm
Posted: 12/26/2012, 14:25:59 PM