Here's the thing about the pole.....it's one photo of a sequence of about 20.
You got me. I'm lazy.
The reason I kept the crowd, was because they were doing this silly little dance back there that had the bride and groom cracking up.
But I SHOULD have lost the pole.....
Thank you David for the edit. I know it's bad if I have to explain the shot. But the dancing group was actually why I comped the photo that way.
Anywhoo, thank you guys for the nice comments, great advice, and David, for your edit.
BTW-I now see number one with fresh eyes. It was one of my faves because of the lines, but now I don't like it so much.