This is it.
This is the photograph that took me four hours to capture completely ... brought tears to my eyes ... and made me bite my lip in frustration (to the point of actually drawling blood).
Blood. Sweat. Tears.
Yet ... I am immensely proud of my first photograph taken with my DSLR camera, in "manual" mode (meaning I controlled aperture, shutter speed, and ISO), and without a flash. If you visit my house sometime ... you might just happen to see it hanging on our wall.