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It started with The Boat

In high school, I had the awesome opportunity to go to Italy during my spring break. I wasn’t a huge part of the planning process - my parents were - but they made a great choice in deciding to go to the Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera.

By the time we left on our trip, I had been studying photography in school for about a year, so I had a good understanding of the basics. It was this trip that really got me hooked on photography, mostly because everything we saw was so scenic and was so foreign to my mid-western lifestyle.

It was this image, The Boat, that really made me think that photography was special. This image is still one of my favorites and although it’s simple, the experience behind it is really the reason I appreciate it so much.

Alright, about the photo…

It was taken in the town of Vernazza, one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre. These five towns are connected via train and trail. We hiked from the southern most village to the northern most and took the train back. We spent the night in Vernazza on our way up through the villages. This was such a quaint looking fishing village that I immediately didn’t want to leave. I spent roughly an hour taking photos of the handful of boats down on the shore and this one really captured my attention.

One Response to “It started with The Boat”

  1. Emma says:

    And I still have the print on my living room wall. Great memory and great shot Bri.

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