THANK YOU for your kind words regarding the Spotlight photograph, "Stalking the Light." It was a total surprise (didn't surprise Max a bit). Max was the star of the shot; he certainly seemed to hold his own with that incredible scene. Jay Maisel says that the three major components of a photograph are light, color and gesture, but he gives the most weight to gesture. It was the gesture of Max being in the photo and his pose that I believe was responsible for the recognition. Please know that I am well aware that on any given day, there are photographs on Aminus3 that are better than the Spotlight of the day. This awareness does not in any way diminish my appreciation. FYI, it was not an HDR photograph. All of the shots that early morning were taken with a D700 and a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. It truly is a superb lens.