This is such a fantastic photo. It's born digital? I suspect it would look even more stunning as a gelatin silver. I'm totally not a film snob, but there's just something about this one photo that I can't explain. Maybe it's the lighting or the tonal variations of the grays. I just think this one, while already captivating, would be even more amazing with the way light plays on a gelatin silver print. Anyway, this is really wonderful work. I'd suggest it for a DD if you hadn't just won one already.
Thank you very much for such glowing appreciation. Yes it is "born" digital. I think I would agree with you about your feeling that it would look better as a silver gelatin print. It has been too long since I played in my dark room and used film. Maybe I need to dust off the equipment and bring it out again.
Its not only the tonal greys of the image, I think its also the subject matter, so very typical of the early era of gelatin silver prints.