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José Ramos
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Attended Escola Secundária D. Manuel I
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal
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My new article is live on the uber-famous Petapixel! Hope you enjoy it!

http://petapixel.com/2016/09/27/7-tips-capturing-powerful-fine-art-landscape-photography/
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"Scar Healing"

This is the extraterrestrial Hverir geothermal area in Iceland, where the scars on the surface of Earth, joined by the steaming hot sulphur smokes and boiling muds, show us that our planet is very much alive and constantly renovating itself.

This photo was shot during sunrise at 2am in June 2016, right after a fantastic midnight sun display in the near area of the Krafla Volcano. This was probably the best light display of the whole trip, with non stop intense warm light during 4 hours. The original plan for that day was to shoot the west side of the Dettifoss waterfall, but I was unfortunately surprised by a blocked staircase to the shooting spots, as the place was still filled with dangerous slippery ice near the borders. There was no internet on the spot to check the cloud cover forecast and redo the shooting plan, so I rushed to return to the Ring Road. As this was my third visit to the country, I knew that the Krafla volcanno crater and the Hverir Geothermal area were near, so there were the chosen spots for that day. As you can guess, I definitely do not regret this choice!

As it would become usual on these midnight sun sessions, there was a total of 4 persons on the spot between sunset and sunrise, in a place that is usually crowded with dozens (hundreds?) of visitors.

This is my first published photo made with the Sony 10-18mm APS-C lens using a full frame sensor, at 13mm. Ultra-wide lens with great sharpness and 100mm filter compatibility, which I used about 70% of the time in Iceland!

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

Location: Hverir, Iceland. June 2016

Sony a7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 at 13mm
Aperture: f13
Exposure: 1 second
ISO: 100
4 stop soft ND Grad + 4 stop full ND (Nisi)
Vanguard Alta Pro 283 CT tripod + BBH-300 ballhead
Wireless remote shutter
Terrascape filter bag

#landscapephotography   #landscape   #iceland   #hverir   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #sunsetlovers   #geology   #volcanic   #ndfilters   #nisi   #vanguardworld   #travel   #travelphotography   #stunningmoment   #photomaniaglobal  
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From water we are born, and to water we return. A true addiction.

"All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
Sad as the sea-bird is when, going
Forth alone,
He hears the winds cry to the water's
Monotone.
The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing
Where I go.
I hear the noise of many waters
Far below.
All day, all night, I hear them flowing
To and fro."

James Joyce

http://www.joseramos.com/portfolio/waterscapes/
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After two years building my Iceland portfolio, and following many requests from fellow photographers, I've finally started writing a Survival Guide for Landscape Photographers who want to shoot Iceland's Landscapes. Please check the Chapter list and Introduction and let me know what you think! Your feedback is much appreciated!

http://www.joseramos.com/shooting-icelands-landscapes-a-survival-guide-for-landscape-photographers/
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I've seen many of your shots and let me say they are spectacular. You definitely bring out the beauty in things.
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"The Fire Lake"

Location: S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

An image I've taken some years ago, sitting on my hard drive , waiting for a much deserved re-process. Shot with older gear, before cameras had infinite dynamic range, when I had much less knowledge about ND grad filters. The previous published version didn't make the original scene full justice, so here is the new one. 

This photo was taken in one of the islands of the magical and gorgeous Azores archipelago. I went to the S. Miguel island on a job assignment, and free time was scarce. Fortunately, me and a group of friends managed to arrange a 4 hour car travel through the island, and what a feast for the eyes that trip was! This is, in my opinion, along with S. Jorge, the most beautiful island in Azores. Breathtaking landscapes around every corner and, if it weren't for my passion for Iceland, I would return there very soon!

The depicted lake is located on the top of a volcanic mountain, and it's called Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). It's the 2nd largest lake of the island, and it's located 575 metres high. 

#azores   #portugal   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #stunningmoment   #photomaniaportugal   #photomaniaglobal   #sunsetphotography  
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Lovely work
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"Domino Thoughts" | Praia da Cordoama, Portugal

"Thoughts clashing and quickly flowing towards the sun. No need to reach for conclusions... just the pleasure of existence."

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Filters: 3 stops ND Grad (Hitech), 4 stops ND (Hitech)
Tripod, remote shutter release.

#portugal   #algarve   #cordoama   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #seascapephotography   #longexposure   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #sunsetlovers   #beachphotography  
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really great pic :)
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Here's the first part of the result of my collaboration with Iceland Mini Campers, during my 2016 Iceland Photo-Trip. They are a small company focused on customer service, with a great mini camper lineup and excellent prices. Their service was flawless and everything went smoothly during the trip. The owners are not only very nice, but also show great musical taste and playing ability!

Hope you like the images!

For more details: https://icelandminicampers.is/
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I've just published my new "Seven Tips for Fine Art Landscape Photography" article on my blog.

Let me know what you think about it! Thanks! :-)

http://www.joseramos.com/seven-tips-for-fine-art-landscape-photography/
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I admire your excellent images... your tips made me curious ... many thanks.
Regards José
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Following a request from a photography magazine, I decided to do a remake of my photo "The Doubt". It's without a doubt one of my most successful photos ever, but the original quality wasn't good enough for extremely large prints, due to some shake in the pier while I was doing the long exposure. As the photo I took next had a similar composition and much better fine detail I decided to update the image.

"The Doubt"

"Choose wisely, and never forget to leave some space for the soul to breathe..."

Location: Carrasqueira Palafite Pier - Portugal

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f9.5
ISO: 200
Manual focus. Custom White Balance
Tripod, remote shutter.
Filters: 3 stop ND Grad, 4 stop ND

#landscapephotography   #portugal   #carrasqueira   #palafite   #pier   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #sunsetphotos   #stunningmoment   #photomaniaglobal   #photomaniaportugal   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #alentejo  
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Very beautiful capture!
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"Inspiration" - An image to celebrate today's Earth Day, showing the beauty of Nature in intimate connection with Men.

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

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I went to Iceland in search of the epic landscapes, and most certainly found them, but also found out that there are countless hidden gems in this magical country. This shot was made in Hveragerði , while I was scouting for suitable locations to capture the Northern Lights. This beautiful little church was located at the bottom of a hill, with a gorgeous lake right behind it. I imagined this would be perfect to capture the northern lights, but since we were still in the middle of the afternoon, I decided to walk around the church and check its surroundings. There was a very narrow path between the lake and the land, with a small forest on the side. I ventured into the path and when I looked back at the church, it was quite clear I had found an incredible photo spot! I waited until sunset to get the best light and created this reflection image.

Technical data:

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 Tripod
Wireless remote shutter
Terrascape filter bag
4 stop full ND + 4 stop soft ND Grad

#landscapephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotos   #hveragerdi   #iceland   #church   #religion   #god   #sunset   #reflection   #mirror   #stunningmoment   #stunningnature   #photomaniaglobal   #photomaniaportugal  
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Only God could've created such beauty
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"The Spirits Return II"

When synchronicity starts turning the wheels of time and gathering the elements, magical things can happen in front of our eyes.

Location: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland | September 2015

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This image was made on the third night of the 2015 trip, showing an epic display of Northern Lights in Jokulsarlon. This trip began in a similar fashion as 2014's. Arriving to the Keflavik airport at 1h15m and sleep in the car is always quite a harsh start for such an intense trip. Doing 140 km to Seljalandfoss on the next day and then having to return to Reykjavik due to a broken tripod adds to the exhaustion. Fortunately the third day made it all worth, as we had incredible sunset light in the Glacier Lagoon and then three hours of fantastic Aurora activity in the skies. Quite curiously, me and my companion were the only ones shooting there, making it all even more special. It's not every day that you have the honor of witnessing both the Northern Lights and the Jokulsarlon glaciers lit by the moonlight coming from behind!

Technical details:

Finally had the chance to shoot the Northern Lights with a full frame camera. I've always defended (and continue doing so), that an APS-C with a good lens can create stunning landscapes at base ISO that can rival with full frames, but when you venture into ISO1600 long exposure terrain, full frames are light years ahead of APS-Cs. I was stunned to see how much less noise the full frame sensor generates.

Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm 
Aperture: f4
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focus: Manual
Wireless Shutter Release
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 tripod

#iceland   #jokulsarlon   #auroraborealis   #northernlights   #longexposurephotography   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotos   #stunningmoment   #stunningnature   #photomaniaportugal   #photomaniaglobal   #nightphotography   #glacier   #lagoon  
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Viva +José Ramos  daqui +Sergio Miranda de +Photo Mania Portugal. A sua fotografia é cinco estrelas, foi escolhida como uma das melhores que vimos hoje e vai ser divulgada em +Photo Mania Portugal. Para divulgar fotografias e fotógrafos portugueses contacte +Photo Mania Portugal e use o tag #PhotoManiaPortugal
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Hello +José Ramos  here's +Sergio Miranda from +Photo Mania Portugal. Your photo is one of the best we found today and will be featured on +Photo Mania Portugal. To show your work about Portugal reach out to +Photo Mania Portugal and tag #PhotoManiaPortugal?
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"Reverence"

The gorgeous Vestrahorn mountains in Iceland, during sunrise, after a 36 hour non stop shooting and driving session, during the 2015 September photo-trip. I crashed and slept all day inside the car in Hofn, after this marathon, but it was certainly worth it. Hope you do agree! 

José Ramos © http://www.joseramos.com

Technical info: 
Sony a7R + Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Exposure: 30 seconds
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
3 stop soft ND Grad filter (Formatt Hitech)
Manfrotto tripod
Wireless remote shutter
Terrascape filter bag

#iceland   #icelandphotography   #mountains   #mountainphotos   #vesturhorn   #vestrahorn   #sunrise   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #stunningmoment   #photomaniaglobal   #photomaniaportugal   #longexposure   #reflectionphotography  
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Photographer - Landscape/Nature Photography | Doctor in Psychiatry
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My name is José Ramos and I'm a 29 year old nature/landscape photographer, and a doctor (in the field of Psychiatry), from Portugal.

I've developed an increasing interest in photography over the last years, and the passion grew so strong that this is the art I've chosen to express myself, as well as pay hommage to the beauty and power of the world which surrounds us.

Currently dividing my professional time between medicine and photography, I'm constantly struggling to find time to develop my skills in both areas. So far, with passion, this has been possible, at the expense of sleeping hours, but it always pays off in the end.

The main goal with my images is to depict and create my own interpretation of what surrounds us, sharing my vision in the form of photography.



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  • Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa
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