‘I Like That One More’

Last night, when I walked by Gnarly Girl Pizza, a collection of beer glasses and discarded box on an outdoor table caused me to stop and shoot the Featured Image. But, yesterday, I chose to share the other, where cheese appears to drip from the mural behind into each mug. Oh, and that sloppy eater is the slimer from film “Ghostbusters”.

This morning, when I showed both pics to my wife, she surprisingly said: “I like that one more than the photo you posted”—referring, of course, to what you see today. When I suggested straightening the slanted shot, Annie objected. She praised painting-like appearance and cinematic feel that the angle imbues. But I couldn’t resist, nevertheless, which explains the companion capture that is the original composition.

My question: Do you prefer the original or the realigned? Both versions come from the ever-impressive Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 640, 1/25 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 8:37 p.m. I must concede that her choice has more character; ambiance. As I write, she hasn’t seen the edit, which still slants—just not as vertigo-inducing (for me; I can’t say for you).

Something unrelated: The pizzeria is located at El Cajon Blvd and Louisiana Street in San Diego neighborhood University Heights. With the increasing number of homeless folks flocking to The Boulevard, I am surprised some street sleeper hadn’t swooped in and grabbed the box, which quite possibly contained several slices. I didn’t look to see.