So guys, I wasn't sure which of these photos is the best? Are any of them any good? Which one would be most likely to succeed?
342 is, to me, the best composition, but I would get the step completely level (maybe one degree more to the right) and crop the sides to the railings, the bottom to cut out the kerb, which is distracting, and probably some off the top - perhaps even to the umbrella, although that might be too far. Not sure of the application of the images, but I'm sure someone needs a rainy day pic.
If it wasn't for the fellow in the last pic, that would be the better image. You would nave to crop and clone that one, though.