The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.
solo-vintage: Harper’s Bazaar September 1939 The Eiffel Tower is fifty years old, Mainbocher’s dress, just fifty days. Pale pink silk taffeta faconne with pink velvet flowers. The pale pink gloves mach exactly.
Lisa Fonssagrives wearing dress by Lucien Lelong in death-defying pose high atop the Eiffel Tower overlooking the city of Paris. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, French Vogue, May 1939 / I ♥ Paris street fashion