Best way to crop this shot?

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  1. Foxx

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    Here are two crops I'm considering(and any other suggestions would be appreciated!)

    Crop 1 - Full reflection of car. This one puts more emphasis on the car as the subject and the sky as the background

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    Crop 2 - Cut off at lights. I think this one gives the shot a more even mixture of car/sky.

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    What do you guys think? Which is better? Suggestions?


     
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    Nice Don.
     
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    I'm partial to skies myself... ;)
     
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    So, what did you decide ?

    BTW - IMO both your proposed crops cut off too much on the right...

    I would suggest the car should occupy about 2/3rds of the frame, the landscape the rest and obviously I found the tower/poles distracting :)

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    That's cool, but why don't you put the reason with it. "NO!!" is pretty much useless to everyone.
     
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    Why not? It's better than poorly forcing RoT's. It's better centered than slightly off center which looks like sloppy center. The car is turning towards the viewer and doesn't need room to move camera left.
     
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    Sorry didn't mean to sound rude. I was sort of hoping it would help you to re-evaluate how you feel about that crop without having to say the reasons why I think it's bad, which are really just a bunch of 'rules' about composition. Rules aside, this simply looks unpleasing to my eye.
     

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