I was walking rue St Denis on my way to my favorite Indian restaurant in Passage Brady.
It was several years ago so my memory of specifics is probably suspect.
But I guess I was trying to capture the mood of one of Paris' oldest streets, and that was best captured in black and white, so I must have made that setting as I walked.
I guess the woman in the foreground was my intended subject.
I - believe it or not - hadn't seen the woman in the left middle ground.
But her presence makes the shot: the essence of rue St-Denis.
Just seconds later she made a serious attempt to get me to pay her for the pose.
She was large, and muscular.
I vacated the locale as quickly and gracelessly as was possible.
I guess she went back to her station.