|Greetings from the Critique Club!
Merry Christmas, Marcel! Here's my critique for you on this very lovely image. Good composition, nice bright focal point, good use of negative space, nice dreamy feel to the whole image. Could use a little more contrast or saturation but as I was one of your 7s, I honestly don't know why this didn't do better. Wondering if people thought you just used a filter in post to get that effect?
Very glad to read in your notes that you put enough thought into the shot to actually sketch out what you wanted to get. That's an excellent idea as it makes you think and help cement the idea you want in your mind, so then you can work backwards to what you need to do to shoot it to get what you want. I believe gyaban uses this technique too, and as his work tends to be very complicated, it's just as well he does!
Anyway keep up the good work, don't stop what you're doing.