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What you did to the model's hair in terms of coloration looks eye-catching but comes at odds with the overall pastel tonality (which I find beautiful) of the image, imho.
I would also tarnish the reddish skin tones.
Sorry about this criticism - but you asked for it.
The impression I get is middle-eastern - "Persian" to be more specific. Probably because of the treatment of the hair, which suggests a shawl, as well as some of the "arabesques" and flowers that I see in the background. Maybe I am influenced by my recent fairly tale reading, but this image shouts "Schaherazade" to me (a strong and intelligent young woman who triumphed over the capricious king).
Filters can be a two-edged sword (I usually overdo it, to the detriment of the photo), but in an image like this, with a single strong element (less dependent on photographic "realism" for its impact), the effects provide an interesting "backstory". And I like the colors - the vibrancy matches the strong, frontal pose. I might have decreased the contrast on the facial skin somewhat ... but I am seduced by youth (sigh).
Not sure if that's where you were going, Jeff, but that's how it strikes me - middle-eastern fairy tale: caravans, genies, princesses, lotus blossoms and all the rest :)
Thank you all....you have no need to apologize for the criticism. In fact it is important if I am to grow as an artist. It is all very much appreciated and has given me pause......
Sometimes it is difficult to offset color vibrancy with an image. I go from dulling down images....a technique that looks good when printed....sort of 'print like' to extremely 'over-colored' pieces. Part of my problem is that I do not have a properly calibrated monitor....