The play of light often enhances natural beauty. Here we see a lovely figure, bathed in brilliant light, yet a light that is still soft and sensuous. What makes good art is often the interplay of many things, such as form and figure, light and shadow, color and shade, hard and soft. The light here has an almost smokey or misty quality and that makes this photo all the more alluring. Good art is never boring.

It gives me a perverse sense of pleasure to know that so many would consider this photo a piece of porn, simply because it has a naked woman; and yet clearly there is more depth to this images than simply that. The uptight, anal retentive religious fundamentalists will always be source of amusement for me.

Long live erotic beauty in art!