You know… I’m not sure a tighter crop speaks to me as much as the more encompassing one. From the perspective of an urban abstract, I’d like the 2nd image (cropped) better. However, I feel that there is much to the “story” around the image that is lost be cropping so tightly. The bear of the issue is that if you leave it wide… it is somewhat cluttered if the door is the focus… If you crop, you’ve got a nice architectural abstract with color, angles and lines of flow.
I honestly don’t know where the middle ground is here. If there was a way to leave the original crop largly intact, but provide emphasis by focus, color, highlights/shadow, etc for the door, it may work better from the story perspective.
Frankly, I too love the “Found Moments” kind of shot. They are highly personal and are often a bit of a laugh for me personally. That said, it’s great when someone else looks at the image and you can tell from their expression and/or comments that they “… saw it …” too.
‘nough said… Thank you for sharing your image!