This last week I received some surprising and exciting news. The announcement of the 175 finalists for Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009 competition was posted and yours truly was on the list. The impressive group of finalists will now go before an even more impressive group of jurors--something like 200 of them--and be whittled down some more. A few lucky souls will have their very own monographs published. If you are not aware of Photolucida, please check them out.