Exactly what I was thinking. I believe (and been mocked for believing) the rule of thids works very well more often than not.
Indeed. You are absolutely right !
The rule of the thirds works pretty well.
I like your crop.
When I cropped the picture I try to balance it but you made a better job.
Don't care about the others who mock you for applying the rule. Just apply and say nothing to them.
One day - I am listening to Donald Fagen on Pandora, which I like very much - I have posted 2 or 3 pictures and evrybody liked best the one which was cropped under the 3.eds.
Where are you from ?