this is a magical image..ful of suspense and provocatation, highly original, and creative, which makes it a photo worthy of commentary. It's just one of those that come along once in a while, a break with the sometimes rather dull self portraits that flood DA, so it's a well done for execution of an original image, maybe a title like Mystique..or A Magical Moment..either way it stands up in it's own right with or without a title..so great work 10 out of 10 for a bit of inspirational work...keep shooting and thinking out of the box,because it's not the technical skills that make a good photo, it;s the creativity that makes it a GREAT photo!!
although this picture already has a critique I want to write one ( my first on dA) as well.
The vision of this image is very good. You obiously know how to use your equipment and have everything under control.The light is gorgeous and I especially like the shadows on the models neck. I don't like the budda figure in the picture. My eyes can't focus the model, it's very distracting my view. The white curtain is also a bit too dominant, but it's okay. The colors work together very well, I really like this.
To create an original portrait is very hard. I think it's a very good portrait with enough originality to stand out from many other pictures. But in the end it's a pretty "simple" portait, which isn't a bad thing. Simplicity can be very attractive to the eye.
Tere's nothing bad to say about the technique. As already mentioned: you had everything under control and know how to play with light and shadows.
I like how the model is focusing the viewer through the mirror. I like the pose and the way she is dressed. It reall works togehter. I like the impact of all this together. I think that's what caught my attention in the first place. I just like this composition very much ( although, there are some little things I would change)