Only recently started myself, so will do my best here.
Note: been very disappointed myself with the extremely low traffic here. Was hoping to get more feedback especially when just starting out.
Anyhow, elements that jumped out for me:
Uneven tones in skin. A good method to visualize is to create two adjustment layers. One to desaturate fully and the other to decrease brightness and increase contrast. If employing D&B, you should then have an easier time. Tip from the pros is to switch back to the original version on occasion to validate all is well.
Seems to be a droplet under her chin. Unless that was done on purpose, I would remove as I find it distracting.
While I agreed with your choice on removing the more prominent structure along the horizon, you did so by cloning; there's now a complete duplicate of the other more faint structure. Do some further cloning to remove entirely or at least make it visually different.
Thank you for your help.
i used the curves method for D&B. not sure I'm doing it right tho.
i agree i could have spent much more time on the back ground.
I seem to be having the hardest time with getting a smooth even tone on skin with out using some type of blur and making it look fake.
thank you again!!!