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.
(It would be kinda spooky to walk down this hallway at night, specially in the winter with the leafless trees out the windows.) dark and light - black and white - darkness and sunlight - hallway, windows - rustic home