Dramatic lighting and black-on-black composition gives the intense expression your full attention.
The slight lens flare gives the right half of the image a slight softness while remaining in focus. Few hard shadows keeps distractions from the expression low.
Watching the Sunset
After climbing Mt. San Jacinto in the California wilderness, a moment is spend in silence just watching the sun set in the distance as the moon rises behind.
Silhouetted by the beginning of sunset, one hand on the wheel, he steers towards adventure!
A thoughtful, musing expression and a slightly harsh aesthetic provides both visual interest and depth.
From Light Into Darkness
The face is kept so bright that it seems to glow against the flat blackness of the background. Her hair and shoulder provide just a small shim of depth in the otherwise sharp transition.
Into the Abyss
Framed by her hair, lips just slightly parted, she stares off into the blackness. The expression provides a look of dawning, but not fully realized, comprehension of something seen in the distance.
Late at night, floating in a hot tub, relaxing.