Italy 2009 represents my very best images from Italy. The images were selected from the 4,000 images taken in spring of 2009. Inclusion into the book required that the image be representative of what I saw and felt in the regions of Italy that I visited. Being a great fine art image was not enough if it was not something unique to Italy or to the way I felt when I was there. Italy had a distinct feel to it and I hope that feeling is conveyed to the viewer through these images.