|*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*
An original and creative image that fully meets the challenge.
What an amazing pair of shoes, as you say, fit for a princess! I've often thought light and glass were made for each other, there is always potential within them for a good photography and here you have found it with your candle light and your own light painting, you have managed to light so many facets in interesting ways, well done.
I like the black background but like your commenter without knowing otherwise it is natural to perceive this as a reflection. This is where I think you had even more potential, it would have been nice to see the pair together reflected in the black glass of a table. As it is you still have a great image with a good well controlled exposure, very appealing. I think it deserved a higher place, I can only assume there was some amazing entries.
Thanks for an interesting submission, Sid