Well seen and composed. Very much like the long dark contrasted portion of the photo. It allows the viewer to exercise some of his imagination. And, thereby participate in the photograph. I often wonder why as photographers we are not sensitive to this need of the viewer. We seem to take things way too literally. While a painter on the other hand will endeavor to include his audience somehow in his work by either offering something to relate to or a degree of wonderment. Yours is an excellent example of this often overlooked element of presentation and composition. A fine example of a lesson learned. Thank you for teaching it.
BOBWED. Thanks for the powerful words, much appreciated.
I had to snatch this shot as the woman disappeared over this hill. On inspecting the shot on the computer later, I liked the picture, but agreed with you, the figure felt too near the centre of the frame for liking, so I pasted some extra shade to the bottom of the image to give greater depth.