Similar to the warning on wide angle dvd cases, the black bar at the top of Eric’s photo is supposed to be there. Because if it wasn’t, your eye would not naturally be drawn to the woman in the right corner. Without it, your eye would also not notice the faint lines of the brick wall in the back ground. And without it, your eye wouldn’t notice the amazing pose that the woman is in, caught perfectly in mid-stride, with a fascinating shadow cast on the wall. It helps that the image is in black and white (and film, no less), which helps focus on the composition of the photo without the distraction of color. Much of what makes this photo so good is tied directly to these two elements. Excellent work!