This pic captures a moment in the bout a turning point. And the energy of the action transcends the two dimensions its captured in. You can feel the breathing and the exertions of each combatant... The view of the action is "right in there" displaying the power, the pain!!
Excellent Selene! I believe you have a fantastic grasp of how to portray the heat of battle...I would say thru your own tasting and swapping of leather. Having been on booth ends of this equation gives you fantastic insight about bringing this image to the page. Well done Selene! Can't wait till the next picture springs forth