It seems that it's often the most controversial photos that garner the most attention in those kind of groups now. The quieter, more thoughtful images can be overlooked even though they may deeply express an emotion or show us the photographer's craft. This shot drew me in for several reasons. The darkness, the intimacy, the warm tones and the fact that the main focus is on the fella, something so many of us fail to do (yep that'll be me). It says she shot it in Bali where the obvious would be to show off the landscape but instead Maria has pared it right down to a beautiful love story.