December 08, 2013 5:42pm This is such a lovely image. The contrast between the 'soft model' and stony wall is pleasing as is the diffused and even lighting. The model has a direct connection with the camera which gives her a strong and confident presence. The hair cascading over the model's left and right shoulder provides an effective frame for her face and it has the effect of leading the viewer's eye down through the image. Nice touch. The model's slight lean also creates a diagonal through the frame which is viually pleasing. In conclusion this is a simple but highly effective portrait that is both artistically and technically proficient.