Thanks, Owain, for your comments. I'll refrain from quoting them and giving the appearance of narcissism. Of course, everyone is free to go back and reread. In the Urban threads where I post the most, there are a few regulars who seem to value the same things in an image. Some of them (us) aren't talkers.
I put this in Urban Candids yesterday. It's got more Likes than I expected; it was a quick shot that I didn't frame carefully (cropped later instead), and I couldn't control the background. I don't think it's very good. Maybe people were thinking "I know she's uncomfortable with shooting strangers, so I'll encourage her for doing it at all."
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One thing it does have going for it, the red and blue on the girl pull in attention by being the most vivid colors anywhere, and the signs above her (probably CLEANERS and DYERS), with the column of blue wall, echo those.
But I have a specific question. I could have taken off more of the bottom. The bit of wooden bench isn't relevant to the content. I left it in because I think it establishes a foreground, so that the image has three sections: front, middle where the subject is, and back. Was this a good decision, or doesn't the bench help?