Photography for my own.
So bad that such a good topic is already filled with so boring pictures. I wish limit is increased for good entries, or pictures which is not covering topic properly should be removed.
Its hard to believe that this is a mosque, This is Hindu architecture to me.
She is neither Afghan nor Girl, Emotions in original picture are priceless. Steve McCurry do not capture pose or background, he captures Life.
If we see both original and this picture side by side, you have done excellent work to replicate. Although I have voted this Image as best in this challenge but my Original vote will go for Original Photographer.
For you "Excellent work!".
Mate you forget to rotate moon to 180˚ at its own axis also I think that moon should come at this angle after mid night only plus I don't think that there were clouds on the date you *captured* this image.
If topic of this challenge is Mystery then definitely you won!
Anyway congrats :)