First of all, critiques can't be "harsh or mean"; they gotta be "constructive" according to MM 'rules'.
I'm presuming your new images are this one and the other 'window' shot.
Of the two, this is the better as your face isn't affected by the reflections. For my two cents, you could delete the other 'window' image and nobody would care ('cept maybe the photographer - if he thinks it's 'arty').
The two images are similar, and one in your portfolio is enough. See how 'constructive' I'm being!
Just my opinion.
PS: On the hourly rate - we'd negotiate something. I quit doing TF anything - too many no-shows, etc.