I keep trying to write a proper comment to leave here but, holy crap, I just . . . words fail me.
Everything just seems balanced and beautiful, sculpted but soft, so real, yet like an illusion or a dream. I'm really glad that this is in black and white because I'm not sure that having it in color would create such a lasting impact. Sure it might be prettier in color, but there is a certain . . . taste, a certain *something* that a really well done black and white photos have. Something that really make it stick in a person's mind and memory. This is one of them.
Leaves me a bit breathless, to be honest. But in a good way!
heh, okay, I think I've babbled on enough for now.
Please excuse me whilst I just continue to sit over here and utterly adore all of the beauty that this picture radiates.
I really love this image because you capture it's pureness...I also like the shallow DOF that you used. The tonal ranges in the image and textures are very strong as well. You did a great job on this image