If you guys haven't heard of Michael Cruz, you should definitely head over to his website, FB and Google+ to check out his work. He is absolutely spectacular.
I've know Michael for years through emails and he consistently places in the top 10 of my contests each fall, often in multiple categories. He bought a couple of my videos when he was first getting started and he has really carved out such an awesome-specific-niche look that I would love to learn from him myself. I find it very gratifying when former students who I have helped get started have just completely excelled to the point that I am now their student. Im very proud of him.
Michael is also one of the best HDR landscape photographers I have seen, and the fact that he lives in Dubai allow him to really go crazy with the opportunities, and he has not disappointed. M also has a long running architechtural 365 project that he is nearing completion on. Very important to note: Michael's images are chock full of Meta Data, equipment used, lighting info etc and are a wealth of learning information. It would be a mistake not to take 5-10 minutes and peruse his portfolio. The sky is the limit for Michael and I believe that within a couple more years he will be one of the most sought out commercial photographers in the world:
Michael R Cruz's Main Website
Michael R Cruz On Google+
Michael R Cruz On Facebook