Kyoto 2015: Couple in the Park in Traditional Dress

I took this picture from quite a range, and edited closely in 2015 for my coffee blog.

Japanese Couple in Kyoto
However, it’s just fun to play around with the cropping. So a couple of days ago, I decided to enter the Awesome Asia competition on FineArtAmerica since it was focusing on Traditional Dress. I thought… I can do that! I had lost the original edits (yes, I know!)… so I recropped the image.


Same image, but cropped out the right side only. It adds space, motion, destination to the photo. Which image do you prefer? Why? Do you like the crop? What would you do?