Thanks, all. This was my "eclectic" set and I didn't expect to be showered with love on these ... but I did want to share some "other" stuff.
I adore the first - it's my son and he's sliding down a super long tube-slide. It was a bit of a happy accident. It was meant for the "family albums" ... but it keeps creeping into my "portfolio" collection ... if it wasn't my son, I'm not sure I'd feel as strongly about it.
The second was an experiment - I had bought a Canon 500D to use with my 70-200 for macro until I buy a true macro lens ... and I decided to see what would happen if I put it on my 17-35mm. I had a bit of a deeper purpose than just goofing off ... when shooting that lens underwater behind a hemisphere dome port, many people add diopters to help distort the image in a way that maps better to the curved virtual image created by the dome. Since I plan on taking the D700 underwater at some point, I wanted to see what optical effect it had on land. This image evokes very strong negative reaction from most photographers (including me at times) ... but others seem to REALLY like it. Go figure - I must have succeeded at being arty farty then ...
The last was shot from the first day I owned the camera and was the first 32-bit HDR I tried with the D700. I went totally over-the-top and I like it. But I will also never do that again ... My intent with "wykoffian" multiple-exposure techniques is to reproduce in photographic media dynamic ranges that are closer to how I see some scenes than a single capture from the sensor will allow.