I find the selection process strange. I uploaded 3 test photos only to have them rejected. OK, one of them was my fault as it was an experimental image and was rejected due to over manipulation. I accept that, however, the other 2 were rejected due to being "soft or lacking definition" The portrait was intentionally soft as I wanted to capture my model in a "dreamy" state. The other, rafting on the Isar Canal, I just don*t understand the rejection at all. I am a contributor to Getty as well as Adobe. It puzzles me that when Getty and Adobe accept my images why should they be rejected by alamy? I view Getty as the benchmark. I am not afraid of criticism where it is warranted, indeed it helps in improving my work, but the rejection of the remaining 2 images more than puzzles me.