Welcome to the one of my first rants on the photo phorum. This is strongly related to the fact that Klips has just put out some awesome photos,. Stop by to enjoy and give a crit.
I just wanted to point out that one of them, is simply brilliant and i strongly feel we can all learn a bit from the Alphatoros and his breath taking example of dynamic photo : Strobe Sault
Now, what i've done is that i've taken the photo and modified it a bit, flipped and desaturated it, just to make my point and make the goodies in the photo even more obvious.
We all know that lines give the balancing of a photo. In this case, the lights on the ceiling are diagonally positioned in the photo to give it speed and direction.
The fact that the character is positioned towards the end of the lines defined by the lights give a major plus. The eye is led right into the great pose.
Now, Klips, i know you where not exactly posing in there, but, what the heck, it's still a pose. Which is unusual and again very dynamic. Also, giving the impresion that you are looking in the camera is, again, a plus.
The fact that the body is not parallel, and somehow, does not fit perfectly in the parallelism of the leading lines, give the bit of unusualness that this photo needs.
There is a lot of it in it. Good use of lighting in here, gives the eye time to rest and enjoy the photo while browsing it.
Bottom line: a great photo. Thank you very much!