Some of your best compositions are centered. This one's a little quirky. It suggests motion where the others (Pink, Chronicle of a Death Foretold) suggest stillness.
You have a marvellous sense of color. The colors in your photos are vivid, but often just a little on the dark side, as with the yellow dress in The Long Journey Home. Here the green ribbon is deeply intriguing, the center of the mystery, if you will, but not quite the dead center. In another photo from this session, the green seems a little bit brighter. The darkness, then, would appear to be a theme with this photo in particular.
The depth of field, since it's been pointed out, might be regarded as imperfect. On the other hand, given the surrealistic theme of the piece, the sense that this image is emerging from a shadowy nether world is probably aided by your choice of f-stop. For my tastes, there's something perfectly ominous about the shadow in the doorway behind Miss Dora.
The craziness of the upside balloon that's not quite a balloon and the string that's actually cord to some hidden appliance almost speaks for itself. It doesn't really, though. In another context it might look 100 times less interesting. The artistry that you've put into the realization of this image is tremendous.
There's a metaphorical connection between the green bow and the knot of the balloon, and also evidently a prominent disconnect. The snipping of the umbilical chord symbolizes the beginning of life. In a sense, too, it's a mark of mortality and separation. If the plug in the photo functions as a kind of punctum, how do we interpret what's beneath the green bow? An oneiric language of dreams, phantasmagoria and adumbrations....
What is is that we long for when we long for a return to innocence? For me the question has no easy answer. In this photo we're invited to share in a spirit of play. It's not real, not even the balloon is real. No harm will come of it. And yet the darkness of that green bow makes me wonder. What is it really saying?
as much as the light would allow me, it depends on how much light power you have, it's just that the balloon over her head and the blue wall look a little out of focus without creating a real "bokeh", i think the texture of the wall, and the shape and reflex of the light in the "balloon" are more interesting if you include them in the first plane, but it is a matter of personal taste, other than that, the picture is BEAUTIFUL
I can tell you used an open diaphragm, that's what I meant, i didn't mean to upset you, all I'm saying (since you asked for critique), is that I would prefer to have the same level of sharpness on the blue back wall and on the lamp on the top, that's all, thank you for sharing
If only a girl....a real live girl would actually look anything like this. This is fantasy stuff today, and it used to be the way woman sometimes actually dressed. It's so ad what losers we've become to have the gifts to this world that are woman...dress in jeans, t-shirts and sweat-shirts and top it off with limited personnel hygiene anymore...pathetic....just pathetic.