how does this not have more attention?? what in the world! well, I am honored to comment on this gorgeous portrait first. The grayscale is wonderful here; I don't even think you need a full white at the risk of overpowering the image. My favorite part of this shot is the selective focus. You really nailed it here. This kind of shot needs a perfect blur, and you definitely achieved that. Such a beautiful photograph
Thank you so much for your comment! I'm especially glad that you think the grayscale is good here - I've thought a lot about whether it needs more contrast or not. But as you say, I like that it's not too bright or contrasted. Also, I'm really satisfied with the blur - I used a F1.2 lens! Difficult to work with, but great results!