Wow, the softness of this picture and all its delicate subtle values is simply beautiful. There is a really muted touch to the piece, even though there is still a wide range of values present...and of course the red hair stands out really nicely. Also the pose, while fairly simply, seems quite unusual and catches the viewer somewhat by surprise. Only to then have him captured by the model's eyes. Even with the centered composition I can't help but feel that this is a really strong photo Well done!