Added on by John Sturr.

I'm not one for a cropped photo - at least when I'm doing it - others, who wish the image to fit the content, I'm more comfortable with.

This image on the other hand screams for a crop - as the content is meant to be interpreted in the square frame.

I converted to B/W with the help of tutorials of George Jardine - of photoshop fame.  His blog and commentary is most definately worth a look.  And - look up his podcasts where he rountables with Jay Maisel.