Whether it's the glamor of Paris, the captivating shores of Ireland, or the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, it is very easy for a photographer to assume that one must go above and beyond to capture the landscape images that he or she desires. Dennis Ramos, a world-renowned fine-art and landscape photographer, took a completely different approach. He captured the beauty that surrounded him where he resides in Tampa, FL.
In one of my recent articles, I show why the camera isn't necessarily the be-all-end-all or deciding factor in your image's quality. It's the photographer's subject, understanding of light, preparation, and maybe a little luck that also comes into play. Ramos, whose work you may have come across in the Fstoppers' community, started a series where he photographed the more simplistic, not-so-famous architecture in Tampa Bay. Ramos goes explains why he photographed these areas in smaller towns nearby:
I had the chance to start this series during a call for entry for an exhibition to promote business in a downtown district through photographic visions of different artists. These historic places inspired me to capture the essence of the mood in that moment in time. The places and buildings will change but these captures will always be frozen in time.
The point is beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Luckily, as photographers, we have an eye to capture beauty no matter how something may look on the surface.
Ramos' work has been featured in a previous article on Fstoppers for which I also sat down with him for a quick one-on-one discussion about his process and his work, in case you missed it.
Images used with Dennis Ramos' permission