satyakki (658) 2009-11-24 10:39:59Dear Kev,
I strongly felt this man needs to be established clearly without anything coming between the viewer and the steely resolve of this man. In your original photo there was something in the left which was drawing unncessary attention. I have removed it by croppingh and have given more contrast to the man. After all, integrity, honesty and true courage, is about Brightness.
casperduppy (1590) 2009-04-02 14:50:34Crop, slight vertical compression, black border.
I think it places more emphasis on the two cooking. You look at them and their actions and faces are intense. The background slightly detracts from them, at least to me. A fine photo though.