When I started taking photos, my subject of choice was inanimate objects. They were quiet. They held still. They were pretty. I have evolved, and my closeups tend to be on smiles more than surf… but I still love a good mountain shot or moonlit night once in a while.
Here’s a great read on the technical side of color. You’ll either find it very interesting, or the perfect substitution for NyQuil:
http://www.tedgorecreative.com/blog/2016/2/8/imc0w2lc0ie6b1jtixfht4jgqyjvnu by Ted Gore, an award winning landscape photographer.
A few other favorite travel & landscape photographers I enjoy:
Chris Konig http://www.chriskonig.com/
Geoff Ridenour http://www.geoffridenour.com/