I liked this one as well. My personal faves are always the images where the model still has her skin. I'm not a fan of the over sharepened doll skin that is posted 80% of the time, but by far these are the images that get the most praise. Its perplexing because I think it really takes away from the work of everyone involved, the photographer, the MUA and the hairstylist.
I did this last year and am rather fond of it. Original photo by Parthiv Mehta.
The original photo had a different background; I also composited in about 30% of the rocks and sea; leveled the photo (which is what necessitated the compositing of the rocks and water), composited the front part of the tutu, and composited in her leg from the original because leveling the photo and cropping it cut it off.
I barely did any work on her skin; since it wasn't a close-up, I didn't see the need to spend lots of time on her face. She really didn't need it anyway - gorgeous skin. Also changed the overall coloring - it was a lot different in tone - still very nice, but cooler, if I recall. It was a really nice picture to work on - Parthiv does some interesting shoots.