How's this? Any better?
Thanks all but one for some first class critiques. Ken caught the main problem, and others made the same point.
Jenn, The title was tongue-in-cheek, but I probably should have used one of those wretched "emoticons" to make that clear. But you seem to have the idea I could hang around, change lenses, walk around the edges and find the best point of view while these two turned to salt. In fact, I was walking by in the street, saw the gal start to point and give instructions, cranked the lens all the way out and raised the camera while I was still walking. The woman looked up and saw me, but she was intent on what she was telling her student. She looked back down just for a second. I paused for one step, shot, and walked on. Come on, you're not like BD, who hasn't a clue how street shots are made. You do good street work yourself and you know perfectly well how long you usually have to make a shot. I don't "charm" folks. I shoot pictures of them. (I do smile a lot.)
In the end, I think I agree with Stamper. The disheveled surroundings give the people a sense of place, but I also think the couple alone is worth the trouble to crop to them. Everybody who commented on the bright streak on the tree above the guy's head was right. I should have caught that.
But now I'll have to find a photographic priest and confess that I cropped. Mea culpa.