Bob Dylan in Christoper Park, Sheridan Square, January 22, 1965

Bob Dylan in Christoper Park, Sheridan Square, January 22, 1965

Nice photo, right?

Not according to Groupon.

"merchantsupport@groupon.com

Hi Timothy,

Thanks for procuring and attaching this photo for your deal, we really appreciate it. However, we're not able to use it. From a design perspective we're trying to strike a balance between images that accurately depict the customer experience and high-quality, professional photography with sharp focus and eye-catching colors. The image you attached just didn't meet our quality standards, but feel free to send us another image that meets the requirements.

Regards,
Ashwaty"

Wow. Not up to their quality standards. And they prefer color and not black and white.  Of course they only consider high quality professional photography, and in focus. Same reply for several other images submitted. 

Vintage Fred W. McDarrah prints can sell for $10,000, and are in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney and on the walls of the Pompidou, Pace Gallery, etc. But that's apparently not enough for the good folks that get you discounts on all you can eat sushi.

Still trying to work with them to get the tours on Groupon. An education for all involved.