Thanks for all the input on the cover photo.  I ended up choosing #3.  Then, I chose to not have any pic of me on the cover – but went for a cooler looking design that had more to do wiht the book.  But #3 will appear in the About the Author section inside the book.  Here is what the cover will hopefully look like (front and back) if the printer can get that large and dark of an image to show up on the cover without warping it (she’ll let me know).