This is really interesting. I'd like to see the shadows opened up a bit more. Go into Photoshop and using Shadow/Highlight, move the shadow slider to about 12, then to 30. Look what happens.
very nice b&w picture
A very nice image. I do disagree with milbrescu -- I think the opposite is true. I would like to see the contrast punched up quite a bit (to help darken the shadows) and see the exposure decreased by just a little bit.