The second shot was required to be fitted as tightly to the frame as possible, but without any of the subject escaping out of the frame. Beingobviously round, the Eye can be fitted tightly to a 3:2 framing either top to bottom or side to side, but not both without cropping. The following image is with the Eye tightly framed top to bottom as this then remained within the same frame shape as the other distance shots. With a square crop, the structure could of course be fitted tightly to the frame in all orientations
The final thing to do was to review this final image and evaluate the impact of crops that could be made from it. Using the Lightroom 4 cropping tool I looked at a number of options and selected two that I felt worked well. The first was a vertical crop placing the Eye to the right of the frame and including the steps and jetty by Westminster Bridge in the foreground, and the second was a letterbox crop showing the river with the Eye again set well to the right hand side. I really like panoramic crops and felt that this one was the best of the images I have presented in this exercise as it offers such width to what is already a very broad scene looking downriver.