So I really struggled with figuring out how to crop this one. Because it's a reflection I kept gravitating to having the horizon in the middle. I placed the two sets of subjects close to the vertical thirds. Could this have been cropped in a more pleasing way? Unfortunately there wasn't more of the image to work with.
The plants kind of serve as diagonal lines (or maybe not?) and then the lines in the water are literal diagonal lines. I wasn't sure how to crop this one since the hill isn't an even line but I put the background in the top 1/3 at least.
Packing up hot-air balloons
I think this photo works because of the 3 sets of people all doing a pulling motion so there's a pattern. They also form a diagonal line which I like. I'm not sure about the overall composition though. Should I have included less of the balloon on the right so that the people in the foreground are on the vertical third?
A quiet moment
In this photo I wonder if the curb is a distracting diagonal line? I know you said to shoot dead on, but I was just passing through and couldn't get right in front. (I would have probably scared the pigeons away too!)
Thanks Frank for the class! It was a great crash course. I also appreciate the recommended famous photographers to check out.