Yea taking that corner back on the second one was a good idea.
Though no.3 is my favorite out of those .
Whereas, I would go for #1. Why?Though no.3 is my favorite out of those ............ I'ma have to agree with this
- I think the balance of tone makes for a more harmonious image
- I love the lighting on the ZIPPO. Very atmospheric.
- The main transition line from the shadows runs 'with' the image rather than cuts across it (hope this makes sense). #2 & #3 both have a severe line cutting across them and that just doesn't work for me.
I am not overly keen on the first 2 but number 3 is far more sculptural. I like the texture and curve of the table. Personally I would have cropped at the point where the table terminates at the lower left of the image and added that to the top of the frame.