Opinions on John Rogers Cox alteration?


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I've always liked this picture, and upon coming across it a yesterday I thought well the perspective is off, I wonder what it would look like if I tried changing it.

Which do you like more? I think the original might still have it.
Actually, I think the alteration might be a bit better. It would all depend on where one was standing.
It was the telegraph or power poles I was trying to correct for. They seem to attempt the horizon vanishing point while the road just goes over a near rise. But maybe the greater offness gives a surrealist effect. Like a De Chirco picture.
I think exacting the thirds doesn’t benefit the piece.
I suppose the bottom left of the green field is close to the thirds line, but the top adjustment is still way off. This does bring up another point though. Is the original better as an arrangement of shapes?