Glenwood Cemetery - Comments Please

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Hi, With the new camera, I got a subscription to Lightroom CC. It is my first foray into using it. I would appreciate your comments on the photos below.
The first is the photo as shot (jpg) straight out of the camera without any adjustments.
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L1000024

The second is converting to B&W with minor lighting adjustments. The largest was for contrast.
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L1000024-2

The 3rd is a cropped version of the second. I must admit that it is my favorite of the 3. I like the way in intensifies or focuses on the facial expression. I think it enhances the sadness.
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L1000024 by Jay OConnor, on Flickr

Please let me know which you prefer an why.
 
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#3 is my preference, with crop and b&w processing being the driving factors.
 
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I like the third one best too. Some vignette might make the subject pop out a bit more, but I wouldn’t overdo it.
I like third best because I think the point of interest is the eyes looking down.
#3 is my preference, with crop and b&w processing being the driving factors.
Thank you for the comments. The next outing I will be looking for subjects with bright colors. I want to evaluate the difference between the jpg color profiles. I am thinking of possibly Galveston and some of the old homes there.

I have found Lightroom easy enough to use. But I think I will get the subscription for Lightroom Classic so that I can have the additional features.
 
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I do not use Lightroom, my favorite editor for my Nikon cameras and RAW files is View NX2. When I use Nikon propietary software with my Nikon bodies I am assured of color fidelity in my prints. Instead of Photoshop I am using now more often Affinity Photo.

I like No.3. The first image was shot under the trees and surely there is a green cast to it. Adding magenta should make a good color correction. No. 3, if mine I would add a little bit more of contrast to make the image pop.
 
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