You did well to get him before he ran off! Normally I would not dream of messing around with someone else's picture, but it seems to be accepted in this
section to make constructive comments along with suggested changes. I think the attached crop works better for me.
What do you think? Also, the picture is a little unsharp. Although the image stabiliser is good, at maximum zoom it might be better to up the shutter speed a bit,
even if that means using a higher ISO. And I see that you used ISO 80.
Yes, this crop works well. I sometimes think one perspective would work well in a particular room type or hallway, and another would work better somewhere else. It would be really interesting if photographers in their exhibitions would display alternate crops of certain images. Most people are probably reluctant to do that.
The sharpness comment is appreciated. I'm still in the process of getting used to the G1 and the 45-200 lens. While this lens is definitely sharper at the corners at full zoom than the "Leica" lens on the ZS3 camera, the overall effect still seems soft, and other people have noted that here. I didn't see that noted in any of the reviews, however. I might start using shutter priority more often for these handheld shots.