I really like this shot, but I think its lacking in contrast. The grey tone of the bricks and fireplace and even the childs outfit all blend together a little too much. What caused the flare in the top right corner?
Is this your only shot of this?
I like this photo but I agree with them, it lacks contrast. You should have adjusted the color of the bricks too, you know make it a bit more darker so that it wouldnt blend with the child's outfit. But the scene is great, it makes a perfect christmas card