As a picture of Einstein, I like the uncropped original. But for the theme of Einstein's God, the first one is more surreal. It is less about about Einstein and more about the essence of being. He looks like he is contemplating something and the thing I noticed is that his gaze is fixed somewhere on the ground between him and the church. When I was a photo editor for a student newspaper, I probably would have cropped the picture at his elbow.
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