Not to be argumentative....second, yes i think that u can make without cropping. when i say cropping by the way, i dont mean to make 66 rectangular.
No, some of the images I've made I simply could not have made without significant cropping -- yes, the sort that changes the image. I could not have done it any more than you could have photographed your "shocking" moments without cropping. The moment suddenly unfolds; if you recompose, even if to only step forward or backward and refocus, the moment is gone.
Oh, and thanks for the compliment.