Jeff, Well, here it is with the left 1/3 removed. I suspect that if that's what Doug wanted, that's what he'd have shot.
But I have to admit, it's not bad. Actually, I'm not sure I don't like it better than the original.
Like I said I do like the original, I just thought I'd offer my thoughts on another possible approach. I do think both versions have their merits, they're just different. The crop changes the overall impression of the shot quite a bit, actually, which I find interesting.