As you can probably tell from the text above, this is a very personal work and means more to me than anyone could possibly imagine; the image is a metaphor. I put my whole into every image I make, and, this is no exception. It's funny, though; you'd be forgiven for thinking that photographs which have the most post-processing or labour put into them are ones that are near and dear to the photographer's heart -- this image had hardly any work done to it other than a sepia tone conversion in Canon's mighty Digital Photo Professional.
I feel it's one of my finest images to date.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
4s f/16.0 at 40.0mm iso100