I always felt a sense of incompletion when I walked around with Ransome near Carney Joe’s booth. You would say it’s just suggestion after I saw this…
Well, I asked myself the question, and the answer is no.
I remember clearly when I felt that sense. I said many times to myself: “Oh, I dislike this scene outside the Circus Tent. It lacks in balance… Just how good it was the other one in MI1.” In other words in my mind the statement was so definite that I still remember it clearly. I’m sure I have been not impressed when viewing this page, instead it reminded me of my previous thoughts.
Anyway the original artwork (presumably from Mark J. Ferrari) has a better balance in the economy of the image. After all cutting a photo is what makes a difference between a good photo and a less good one. Even if the scenery is in movement, your mind builds up a whole image of the settings.
But what interested me the most while reading the comment from @David, is that they cut the last part because there was nothing interesting to do there. Hey, wait: you broke the balance of a piece of artwork because in that little end there’s nothing to do?
We players just love to wander around and discover and enjoy good artwork in game like these! I know that they are not walking simulators, but not to that point!
Confess: you did that to thicken the Art Book, you RappScallions!