Last October I was fortunate enough to be among the nominees juried into the Masters Cup of Color Photography. I decided to try again. This time my entry was to the Black and White Spider Awards competition celebrating the achievement of black and white photography. This is also an international competition and had some 8,223 entrants from 72 countries. Judging was by individuals representing organizations such as National Geographic and Tates Gallery of London. Again I entered the Fine Arts category as a professional. I was again honored as a nominee and was very pleased to be in the company of such great image makers. My image “Gourd Nude” was a composite made from three images using three formats and at three different times in my career.