It's Not About the Fish...
2010 - Day 335. Dec. 1, 2010.
Daily Shoot - Use vignetting in a photograph today. Either add it in post (easier) or do it in camera via lens or lighting (harder) ( http://dailyshoot.com/assignments/381 ) .
I had a lot of fun with this challenge. My first reaction was yeah, easy - I can shoot anything and just vignette it! But then I started thinking about the reasons you'd want to add a vignette and decided to treat it as an integral part of the composition, rather than an add-on.
I processed this image with Adobe Lightroom 3. All the highlights were in the centre of the image, so I really cranked them up. That gave me an automatic darkening effect around the edges. I had dark shadows, so I desaturated the image and added a blue filter just to the shadows. To warm the picture ever so slightly, (in spite of the fact there was absolutely nothing warm about the scene), I added a hint of purple to the highlights. Finally I added a bit of vignetting to my already dark edges. I think the processing really sets the mood for my storyline.