I think most if not all landscape photographers long for those distant lands with amazing mountains, fantastic rivers, raging weathers and so on, while it does offer some stunning scenery more often than not your best images will come from somewhere close to you.
You have a great advantage photographing where you live because you know the area, what likely weather conditions you will get in a given month, how the season changes the water level in local rivers, what time of the year the sunrise and sunset will be the most colorful, when the first signs of the milky way will show and so on.
Having such knowledge will give you an edge against any other photographer.
The only difference between the two images above is the time of year, direction and a few meters.
I would be stunned if a photographer not familiar with where I live would go home with any image sho