which crop do you prefer?

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  1. syphlix

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    i don't really like a square crop for this one... but i feel like the dude in the yellow completely dominates the other...

    opinions?...

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    The second one personally :thumbup:
     
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    Personally, I'd toss the photographer on the right too, and crop vertically.
     
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    The second one.

    The kid with the sign reminds me of Gary Coleman / Arnold.

    "Whatcha talkin' about Willis?"
     
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    I think musicaleCA has the right idea--get rid of the photographer on the right,definitely., But you need to leave the tubby, yellow-shirted dude on the left hand side--HE is the kind of person who would need some encouragement and cheering on. By eliminating the obviously overweight tubby dude, the connection between the kid and the other runners far in the background become a very,very weak connection at best.

    KEEP THE TUBBY DUDE in the frame!
     
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    This. Guy in the yellow shirt is distracting, and you can already see the boy is cheering on runners because there are some in the background. I don't think the photographer really adds much to the shot. Cropped, it looks like he's shooting the kid's backside....kinda creepy.
     
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    The second crop is the better of the two

    But the photo itself is not particularly interesting for the event..

    It seems that you are too intent on showing the child fully when really only his face and sign are important here....... perhaps the shot would work better if you only had his upper body and sign on the lower left of the frame, and you had the runners, above the photographer, as the main body of the shot..
     
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    I vote for #2, cheers
     
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    That would also rid the photo of the most of the marathon participants. Wouldn't that eliminate much of what the kid is saying "yes you can" over?
     
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    good points everyone... how about this?

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    I'd probably do this
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