When creating an image of a male Cardinal's bright colors against the pale dead-grass in my back yard, it soon became evident that the intense lightness of the faded dead grass was too bright and took my attention away from the subject. In desperation, I created a hard vignette used extensively back in the day. The grass was still too bright. So I used a soft edged vignette inside the hard vignette. What do you think?
I think it worked well.