I was fascinated by the challenge of getting a good exposure with the very strong splotch of sun on the stairs. Happened to have the XTi in my hands set for b/w and as I was composing Louie appeared. Barely had time to click. Processed this with the new black/white adjustment layer feature in CS3 which I am liking more and more. Decided sharp focus didn't enhance the image so I use the Soft Focus feature of Harald Heim's FocalBlade plug-in.