Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. When I climbed down into the kiva and saw this shaft of light, I knew I needed to shoot it, but I had no tripod! So I did my best to balance the camera in one of the recessed areas on the kiva wall. When there was still a little blurring in the image, it became "Photoshop watercolor filter to the rescue!" Really, the strength of this composition is in the lines and the color of the shaft of light, none of which is lost in giving it the a painted look. This image was on display at Denver International Airport as a 24x36 canvas for a while, and was my first publicly displayed work.