Brent - Honestly, just when I think you cannot get any better, when you cannot find anything more exquisite, you do. I as astonished at the last group of photos you sent. This grouping is magnificent. Growing up in the bosom of the Stanislaus National Forest and just outside the gate from Hetch Hetchy/Yosemite, I have an intimate connection with this region, with this land. Very FEW photographers, even though technically excellent, do not capture the soul, the breath, the life force of the land...that thing which makes it your family, your constant partner. In your work this year I feel that understanding. You have made a connection with our relation. She has shown herself with all her rawness and honesty, and you have communicated. The song that you both make together is captured in your photographic work.. I hear it, feel it and can even smell it sometimes. It transcends the eyes as ironic as that sounds.