First of all thank you for having me, this is my first post and it happens to be a question!
So i created this website for a friend that does garden landscaping and obviously not being very good at photography I had to post edit some of his photos to make them look a little better, nothing special just cropping brightness contrast that sort of thing.
I did however come across an effect that astonished me ... vignette. Wow what a difference and dramatic effect it has on a photograph but and here in lies the question not on all photographs seemed to fit well.
Take for example this gallery of photos: Landscaper Garden Ideas [a href=\"http://www.achlandscapes.co.uk/garden-ideas.htm\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.achlandscapes.co.uk/garden-ideas.htm
The first image or portfolio image was a color image cropped and a vignette added to try and bring focus onto the pond - it looked crap to say the least but the moment I desaturated the image to black and white
it looked really good.
The second example is second from the left , this photo was scanned in, fixed up and then vignetted - a huge difference to say the least.
Then thirdly of all the other photos vignette just did not seem to fit right.
So I guess my question is , is there a theory or a rule of thumb per say on when to or when not to vignette ...
Thank you so much , I have already used a lot of tips from around the forums !