A dancer displays fluid stamina with this distinctive pose and singular prop. The subject poses on a smooth, solid surface, which produces a slight reflection under her. The eye contact and hair brushing the floor add to the intimacy of this portrait. Her upward gaze implies a certain level of comfort and confidence. The inverted nature of the pose suggests a fondness for the unconventional. The lack of tension in her face while her body is in this demanding pose communicates a sense of calm intensity. What appeals to me most is the strategic viewing angle that allows this image to be simultaneously sensual and discreet.