Fil-Am photographer wins Epson International Pano Awards
According to the press release, Manila-born and now Florida based photographer Dennis Ramos was the overall winner in the 2014 Open competition, with his photo of The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, St. Petersburg, Florida. His image also topped the Open-Built Environment category.
“It was a beautiful cloudless day with some patches of rolling fog over the bridge. My friend and I decided to go fishing that mid-afternoon. I found out that my reel wasn't working so I grabbed my camera gear instead. I took a lot of shots around including this long exposure panoramic shot of the bridge. It took me a lot of time waiting and shooting in between the fog to get a good exposure. While waiting during long exposure times, I wished I had my fishing rod as well,” Dennis said.
In his Facebook page, Dennis said he was happy over the win.
“I am extremely honored to be awarded as the 2014 Open Photographer of the Year by The Epson International Pano Awards for my image "Skyway"! This is a tremendous honor seeing my image along the beautiful works of great artists in the top 50 images in the Open, Amateur, and VR/360 categories. Thank you to The Epson International Pano Awards and big congratulations to all the winners this year!”
Australia’s Ben Neale won the 2014 Amateur competition - Nature category for his photo called “Light,” also winning the Open -Nature category and Open runner-up. He also placed runner-up in the Amateur-Nature and got the highest scoring aerial image.
The VR competition was won by Russia’s Dmitiy Moiseenko for his image called 'Kamchatka, bears, Kurille Lake.’
The three winners won an approximately $40,000 in cash and prizes including an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1775 Ultra-Slim Projector.
This year’s competition received close to 3,971 entries from 870 photographers in 54 countries. – Rappler.com