Thanks guys. The SC image is my favorite too-the NMM image I didn't even originally turn over to them-it was in my "almost but no cigar" category. But they know me and know I hold images back. There were three other images that from my POV were stronger images, BUT perhaps not better covers by their criteria with places for subtitles, elements that lead your eye into the picture etc.
Having two covers out there is powerful PR-12 years since I last did that last. New Mexico Magazine is a much larger magazine with significant more circulation & better fees. That was an idea I came up with and submitted with a writer friend. It gets to virtually everyone I know and work with. It is remendous PR-my 11th or 12th cover with them since like 1986. The SC article was an assignment (with the same writer) from the magazine and hits my bread and butter clientele-architects. It is also great pr-the best regional advertising I do for my commercial work.
The SC image was the last shot of the day (almost too dark) we were running to catch the last light-shot with a bit of halogin fill in the interior and exterior. Pretty straight forward really. The biggest accomplishment was just getting it before the sky light died-I don't shoot exteriors once the sky is pitch black-to harsh.