The Beauty Of Surrender – Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

Back in 2010 when I just started getting into travel photography, my wife and I visited our good friends near Florence, Italy. There, sitting in the living room was this amazing picture of colorful Italian buildings built into a seaside mountain. For me It had every visual element of a great photograph. At the time I had no idea that The Cinque Terre region even existed, let alone that it contained such unique and special beauty. I remember writing down in my notebook the word: Riomaggiore.

Flash forward to now and my wife and I travel full time, exploring and photographing unique places all over the world. Out of everywhere I’ve been, hands down, Cinque Terre is the most beautiful. The vista points blew our minds and we instantly fell in love. I’ve had a long love affair with the sea and for me, Cinque Terre embodied the perfect synergistic balance between civilization and the ocean. I instantly felt comfortable, at peace, and at home. To this day, my photos from Cinque Terre continue to be some of my greatest inspiration.
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A Sincere Thank You to Scott Kelby

Yesterday, I was honored and humbled to find out that Scott Kelby listed as the “Best New Blog For Photographers.” — Part of his 3rd Annual “Best of 2011 Awards.

He also has Crazy Stupid Love as the best romantic comedy of 2011 and I couldn’t agree more. That movie has kept me laughing out loud on multiple flights… And, there’s a lot more cool stuff on there too. Check it out. 🙂