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| p.1 #12 · Laura + Rich ~ Hampton Court House Wedding |
BluntTalk: you are better than the cheesey vignette that you are putting on these. It seems that you are using it without regard to purpose. The only images it really helps is 43/44. And it really hurts two of my favorite images here 14/24.
Appreciate the blunt talk Chuck. Some thoughts about me and vignettes. This is a consistent point - it's come up lots of times in the past. Always on FM. I've never heard it as a criticism anywhere else. One theory I have for it being so often noticed is due to the small image size of photos on the forum. As the image is much smaller, it's easier for the eyes to gobble up the entire image in one go and see the edges in one swoop. Under these circumstances the vignettes become a lot more apparent. For what it is worth, I notice the vignettes much more on FM than I do during my PP where I always consider what it is appropriate and don't simply select all and click "ADD MEGA VIGNETTE". I think it is worth considering how these look when printed at bigger sizes in albums or at the size of the galleries on my website. The vignette becomes a lot less prominent because the eye isn't as able to wrap around the entire picture immediately. I'm not defending the vignetting per se - although as people know, I do - but suggesting why they are often greeted with a negative reaction here. It might be worth viewing all the images at smaller size before finally delivering to get a handle on when and where the vignette is over-kill.
For what it's worth, I feel that they are integral to my style - particularly in my b+w's - and that although I vignette more than some people, they can't really be called 'cheesy'. There are cheesy vignettes, and then there are my vignettes. For sure some people dislike the vignettes, but they don't fall into the cheesy bracket surely. To me, that is white hardcore vignetting, or vignettes with hard edges.
I can't see how the vignette would hurt image 24, I find it to be pretty minimal. (Edited, I meant 24 here)
It's tough, because I really do appreciate people speaking their mind in critiques (thank you Chuck) but this point has been discussed before, I've honestly questioned myself on it, and I end up in a position where I'm comfortable with my standing decision. I guess what I'm saying is that I feel compelled to stick to my guns on this but nonetheless appreciate the input. I'm listening, but after consideration, choosing to disagree.
Edited on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM · View previous versions