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?
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.
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!