With my macro and mini photos faltering, some of the comments for both indicate a softness in focus or flaws that I had otherwise missed pre-submission. I've had this problem with 'studio' shots before (including my _way_ out of focus 'Strength' entry), but couldn't really figger out what was wrong. Plus, my eyes hurt and I usually fall asleep to a good headache.
I went to an optomitrist at work (it's cool working in a place where they develop night vision goggles and stuff!) and apparently I have accomodative spasms and generally knackered (very fatigued) eyes. I've been staring at the comptuer more than ever the past couple o' months doing stats on about 80 Gbytes of data and writing reports, so when I come home and try to take and post-process photos, the best I can do is a soft focus. I got some +1 diop glasses as recommended, but I dunno; I've been trying to re-do my mini shot, but a) can't really tell a difference and b) can't really ask for opinions (yet). Maybe I need to really rest my eyes after work before expecting too much change in staring at the photos on the screen. Does anyone else have this sort of problem? Any suggestions?
Not that I'm looking for a +1.4 score boost or anything from the council or anything... ;-)