Hi John and Cholly, and thanks for your replies. I appreciate that both of you are taking your time to giving me feedback - and I can surely see that the bright blue light can be a distracting element here. I admit that it bothered me too when I was making this shot, at first at least. I was in a hurry, because I had talked my spouses sister in to that picture and I wasn't sure what she thought of that. Afterwards I saw it kind a like an 'element of science fiction' which added a bit mystery in picture. I guess it depends a bit who you are. If you are a photographer you will see a device of photography, very rightfully of course. If you are someone else, you'll (hopefully) see a question.
As for the critique, I definitely welcome a honest views (otherwise what's the point). With my photo blog I'm in journey to learn something about photography. It's not so much about little details or technical stuff, but about me as a photographer. You see, I actually don't know what is my own style or 'photographic eye' and I'm trying to find that out by taking pictures every day. Maybe it's there already, but I don't know it yet. Maybe it's something I need to move on to and abandon these shots. By taking pictures every day and posting them here (+couple of other forums), I hope to learn something of it with the help of an audience. This daily 'procedure of 365' forces me to think my photography differently. I feel I need to learn to see it differently, and this is definitely something where I welcome others opinions, views, tastes and such.
Toni Ahvenainen (1976)
Year of the Alpha - 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography: http://www.yearofthealpha.com