Originally Posted by paul.r.w
I preferred the original...but then I would, wouldn't I!
Of course its all personal choice at the end of the day, and I applied some personal choice in what I did to the image. The degree of blur and vignetting is infinately variable. I made a judgement on that and stand by it.
When I look at the top picture, I see a little girl and a funny hat, not to mention Mum & Dads legs and arms behind. When I look at the second picture I see a little girl. Its artistic license I know, but its all to do with picture making.