I was studying the columns and thinking about what sort of photo I wanted to take when this guy starts walking into my frame. I was immediately struck by the way he was holding his hands. I thought that the rhythm of the light colored columns contrast nicely with the dark clothing of my star.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 shot at 170mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/250th of a second.
Lightroom 3—Set white and black point and adjusted mid tone contrast.
Nik Silver Efex Pro 2—Converted image to black and white.