WARNING: Some people may be uncomfortable viewing a picture of a tiny baby hooked up to life-support equipment. This is the first picture of mother and son, who I'm proud is also my nephew. Notice that Mom is wearing an "iron girl" tee shirt. This little boy is doing his very best to be "iron man" as he digs down deep to survive. He was delivered at Johns Hopkins University nearly two months early as the only available measure to save his life. The medical team wasn't sure he would survive the trauma of birth, so 16 doctors and one nurse were in his delivery room at the time of birth. (He was born, by the way, on my 25th anniversary!) They immediately whisked him into the ICU, allowing no opportunity for either parent to hold him. This image was taken at 10 days old. As I post this message the following day, he is progressing very nicely. He is not out of the woods yet, but his prognosis is looking far more promising with each passing day. In fact, some of the medical equipment is scheduled to be disconnected today, which will allow his parents to hold him for the first time. (Writing the previous sentence choked me up in the happiest kind of way.) For those of you who understandably like super sharp images, be aware that I processed this one to have a much softer look that I think is appropriate for the subject. It was captured using the 35mm prime at f/2.