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.
I am a physician in Salem, Oregon who is also a travel and nature photographer and writer. I travel extensively with my camera, often to the wilder parts of the world such as the arctic or wilderness areas, but also to more populated areas as well. My photographs and writing have been published in many magazines such as Nature Photography, Northwest Travel, Birds & Blooms, Bugle, and Birder's World, as well as travel guides such as Frommer's, and Moon. Individual photographic prints from my books can be purchased at http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/thomaschamberlin.