Bottom one is better, but the first one didn’t “scream” top heavy until you gave me options.
Ditto Helen. I really like the blues and browns on the bldg.
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I prefer the first one as it seems more complete to me and I like seeing that part of the architecture of the building. I don’t think it looks top heavy at all. I would never have known the man was an addition if you hadn’t said...he looks so natural in that position and tonally is perfect with the image.
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First— I love the image. But it is really about what you want.
Thanks, Pete. After posting my second edit I had thought of perhaps cropping to put more of a focus on the man. I seem to be following this path of posting, looking at what I posted and seeing what I should have done!
Thought it might be interesting to share the evolution of this image. 1. Original image taken in 2013. PeteB...."it is really about what you want" At that time I was just taken with the interesting architectural details of the building. Never did any further editing and it just sat in my LR catalog.
2. Saw this image posted in the Topaz User Group yesterday. Sharing with the permission of Steven Palmer, the photographer. Aside from his painting technique, I also noted the depth he had created with the addition of the sidewalk and the tree. It made me realize my image needed "something" to add interest.
Thus followed the man.....and I do believe that the cropped image posted below puts the focus on the man who is now that "something".
You've received lots of great input already Helen - My input would be similar to Pete's in that if you wanted the reader to be the main subject then I'd go with the second image. The square cropped one keeps him as the subject but I miss the 'poster' at the left side which I thought really added alot of interest to the shot. A very nice composite no matter how you decide to view it.
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