Will, yes, Antonio's smoking hand shot is a great close up! I also love the self portrait/portrait of father and son and the modern and classic camera image. It's a favorite of mine, as Antonio should already know.
My photograph is a crop...and it was actually suggested by a Flickr pal of mine after I'd posted the original image. I was, needless to say, very appreciative because it worked so much better in the square format.
Kathy - I'm so glad to see you here with your LX5 in such great form - and format!
Your choice of the square format underscores all the plays within this image - plus I think it emphasizes the fluidity of the flag and delicate nature of the spring buds against the strength of both the old and new architecture. Great colors going on in there, too, Kathy.