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I think this could be a very strong, beautiful photo. (The companion photo of Nev in this same/similar location is really quite nice.)

The problem lies in the rotation. It's just a little too obvious that it's been rotated, with the way her hair falls. The lines of the rocks would provide a very lovely visual line if the photo were oriented in the way it was shot. The strong diagonal would lead the eye to Nev and her beautiful pose.

I also wonder about the sky - was it really white? Were there clouds? Perhaps some detail there would be nice. A yellow filter might help here.
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DRSPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I thank you both very much for your critique. I see you point very clearly. The reason I posted it as is, was because personally to me it felt better. It seemed more vulnerable. The sky is also the color it is because it was very hazy and overcast. Adding to a bit of gloominess and despair.

I completely agree with your point on the angle. I liked both rotations of the image. Being that this is a completely "through the lens" shot (except adding a watermark and resizing for websize) It took me a bit to decide which rotation to use and i decided with this one.
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009   Photographer
I agree with *e-string's comments, but I'm not so sure about the yellow filter... While a yellow or red filter brings more life to the sky in black and white, does it help with color? Wouldn't that give the whole image a yellowish cast?
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aurora0x0 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Just to show that there are different perspectives....

I actually like the rotation but the crop is a bit too tight on the left and bottom and not tight enough on the sky.

There's a little too much tension on the left as it is.

As for the sky, I see no issues with it being white, though a closer crop of it would add to the claustrophobia (ie - just a small corner of it showing, like the rocks are towering over her, blocking out the sky).

There are several effective crops of this image; this one is okay but it's a little too... I dunno, tense.
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e-string Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
I almost never shoot colour, so thank you for correcting me if I'm wrong about that. I probably got a bit ahead of myself there. :)
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009   Photographer
No prob... Your suggestion is correct, though--maybe a polarizing filter would give the sky the extra oomph it needs...
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