The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.
The art of taking still life portraits of people with your camera is not simple, a good close up face portrait has to balance several things: originality, good composition, quality of picture,facial and body projections.
I have chose this photo because it is very creative. I love the reflection of sunglasses. Sand, sunglasses and the sun in in the picture are telling us that that was warm day. I like this photo because it has a story with self portrait as well.