Juror, Taj Forer, made a powerful statement about his selections for the "Shadow and Light" show at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. I was fortunate to have my photo, "New England Geometry" included. Forer wrote, "Tension. If there is one theme I return to time and time again in photography, it is tension. I know it when I see it and I like it. These images are filled with it. Tension. Formal, conceptual, emotional. As I culled through the some one-thousand photographs submitted for consideration, I found myself immediately drawn to those that arrested me; be it formal or be it conceptual, the 'arrest' was driven by tension in every single instance....the tension throughout this collection of photographs is palpable."