This image deserved to win!
It captures the theme 'Human Condition' perfectly and asks the viewer to think.
It has a slight (that's, slight!) Irving Penn feel to it.
A brave shot, well done.
I worked in pro labs and as a pro photographer since the mid 80's but am now a happy amateur. I shot MF and 5x4 with some 35mm work. I had a full Nikon kit and changed to Canon as autofocus came in (Canon was better!!)
My point! My 40D is due for replacement, I have always been impressed with the 5D and miss my MF quality so the answer was to wait for 5DIII.
BUT!! Nikon have presented a camera that gets very close to MF quality. I can shoot 15MP DX for my family/travel snaps and when the situation allows, grab a tripod and get a 36MP shot with incredible detail and tonality, I can imagine I'm using my Mamiya 67 again.
Would I upgrade if I owned a 5DII? probably not. But coming from my film centric background, my 40D is a great 35mm camera, the 5DIII offers a subatantial upgrade in image quality but the Nikon 800 offers so much more at a cheaper price.
Looks like time to jump ship again.