First of all, let me say, this is my all time favorite deviation EVER! So this critique may be a bit biased since I love it so much.
I like the feel of the photo. It's almost as if I can feel the breeze and the chill in the air. I thought at first that I would like to see more of the sheep, but I've changed my mind. You can tell what they are as it is and I think seeing more of them would distract the focus away from the model.
I also like that it looks old. It almost feels like something you would see in a movie.
I wish I had some suggestions on how to make it better, but I think it's great the way it is. There is one thing, however, that I would like to see. I would love for you to make this available for print. I would like the option to purchase this image.
I too find this image to be fantastic. The juxtaposition of her hair and the sheeps fur works well. I love the movement of her hair also, you can feel the breeze. Image has great DOF. The model has almost a defiant, proud , strong look to her. Anca's vision and technique speak for themselves, I could only wish I shot this image !! The models clothing works well here to make the image successful. To me ( an American) it has a vintage Eastern European look to it. This is a very original image, I like the fact it was shot on a cloudy day, I think a sunny bright day would have changed the feel to this image completely. If I had one suggestion at all, I might have played around with a reflector a little just to add a little catch light to her hair to make it pop ever so slightly. Just a thought, not a critisism at all, as I love this image !!
There is a timeless element to this pic. if one has a mind of history or a mind at all for that matter one is drawn back through the ages of mankind tending its flocks, the maiden at home caring for the life the warriors and the tribe by securing its crops and herds.
An unintended note of how pivotal women are to the usccess of society. A note of how even in these high tech times were bound to the earth for its care or destruction. Very good composition.