Good to see you back! Great image. You and Ernst prove to us that it's possible to make fine portraits without visible faces! This one has the added challenge of being shot in contrasty light, and you've used it to advantage instead. Great composition and balance, great detail. I would not have noticed the darkened thumb if Duck hadn't mentioned it but now that I see it I can't unsee it of course, but an easy fix. A fine photograph.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones