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I have a question since I know you are fussy with cropping. There is some light above the roof line that I might have considered cropping out. To keep the same aspect ratio, I would likely have cropped a bit of the right side. I'm interested in hearing why or why not crop those two edges.

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Omar, you are right.
As it turns out, I had clipped and pasted carelessly and left out a few nice details.
Here is what I should have posted.
(I don't think I would ever have cropped because that would bring the grocer's head further up and to the right. )

Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment.

Lew

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Makes me hungry! Nicely done with available light!
Me, too. I went out for Chinese food last night.

Lew,
Another photo with that indescribable quality I call "feel'. Very nice work.
Robert
Thanks, Robert.
I always hope that other people see what I see

Great shot, Lew. I wish I was there with you.
Is Texas that different from Manhattan?

Excellent! Good capture of the mood there.

And it touches me as I am Chinese.
I will post more of Chinatown soon.
Went for Dim Sum at fabulous place and stuffed myself.
 
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Lew, most of Texas is in another galaxy as compared to Manhattan.

Your mention of Dim Sum really makes my mouth water. It has been a couple of years since I had some.
 
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Omar, you are right.
As it turns out, I had clipped and pasted carelessly and left out a few nice details.
Here is what I should have posted.
(I don't think I would ever have cropped because that would bring the grocer's head further up and to the right. )

Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment.

Lew
Thanks for indulging me. Your framing decision is slightly different than what I'm accustomed to so I hope to be able to see other possibilities.

It's very subtle, but I think I now see what you are getting at. With the crop as I provided in my example illustration, the grocer is no longer the centre of attention. He becomes equal with the others. It also changes the light/dark balance of top versus bottom. Switching back and forth between the two crops, the one I created now seems bottom heavy in some way.

Let me know if you were actually thinking of something else.
 
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I'm on a phone so I'm limited. I posted a new clip that includes part of a sinking awning somewhere above.
I try to stick close to standard aspect ratios and include only things that add to a story.
 

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