Thanks. I was shooting wide open (2.8f) on medium format so there will be lack of critical sharpness.[The blown up scans look sharp enough to me. The subjects are sharp at the very least]. But with such subjects and at such an aperture i reckon that sharpness is not a primary concern (at least to me).
Composition wise i can't think of any other way to frame the subjects considering the square format, unless i crop the original scans. Composition is a finicky little thing.
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