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I think you overdid the darkening close to the bordes of the frame. Her eyes are such powerful magnets, you don't need much to draw attention to them. Your original image makes me feel "imprisoned" or "trapped" in the very center of the image, and it's already a tight crop, made it feel even tighter. Also, I believe some very little darkening of her right cheek (on the left of the image) would better delineate her face.
Here's an illustration of what I mean, hope you don't mind me playing with it, otherwise let me know and I'll remove...Show more →
Thank you for the comments and re-work. I like the contouring of the cheek. The lighter ULHC & URHCs give me a sense of flatness where darkening adds, to my eye, perspective - perhaps somewhere in between?
I do ask however that reworks of my images not be hosted on Flickr - my hang up, I know.
That aside, thanks again, and, don't let the eyes deceive, she'll pop an attitude with very little, if any, provocation.