Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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Different Angles

Palladium - Performing Arts Center- Carmel, IN

When I go out shooting I am always looking, moving my head, looking up, down and behind.  I love looking at things from different angles.  This is a shot of the new Palladium in Carmel, IN. It’s a magnificent building and I assure you that more images will appear here of this building.  This particular shot was made looking straight up.  I tried to show off the defining part of this building, carved limestone and columns.  Show with a 5dII with 17mm lens.  Then converted to BW in Capture One.

 


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Laughing It Off

Laughing It Off

The other day I posted a photo of a Dane who was sleeping it off.  Other Danes take the way they handle drinking a bit different.  This fellow was just standing there and laughing.  He was just laughing, actually howling-laughing.  A very happy guy for some reason.  Not a care in the world.  This is what I like most about doing street photography is the unexpected.  This was made on one of my many walk-abouts in Copenhagen. When doing street shooting you have to look everywhere.   Don’t be bashful but be quick with the camera.


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Sleeping It Off

Sleeping It Off

I travel to Denmark quite alot.  I work for a Danish Company (Phase One) and each visit to Copenhagen is a pleasant surprise.  Copenhagen is an amazing city and it is a city you always want to have a camera close by.  When I get time off on my visits there I head out and do a lot of street photography.  I have posted other images here from my walk-abouts.  This one just struck me as one that says a lot.  The Danes know how to party like no others.  They also know how to recover as this poor chap is doing.  This was done on one of my HDR days and the result kind of works here.  I bet this guy woke with a  major headache.


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Nice Ice

Ice in Iceland of course.  This image was shot in Iceland at the Glacial Lagoon.  You could spend all day there shooting.  Tough part is editing all the great images that you have photographed.  This image was shot in a heavy wind with a long lens.  The long lens compresses the shot.  The pattern and color carrty off the rest really well.


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Painted Tree

So, some nights when I have nothing to do I sit on the couch, put on some TV show and pick up my iPad.  Last night I did just that and played with an APP on my iPad – Paintit Show.  This is a slick app by Corel and all you do is load your images, select a style and away it goes.  Lots of fun to watch and results are nice.  This is one of the many I did last night that I like the best.  Originally shot with a P65+ of a gum tree in Ormiston Gorge, Australia.


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Waterfalls and Green

Waterfall - Olympic National Park

Last spring a group of friends and I went on our annual Mancation.  It’s a group of 10 guys all well known photographers and we pick a spot and we shoot for a week.  We also drink a lot of wine, pick on each other, tell jokes but more than anything else enjoy a common passion – photography.  This shot was taken on last years trip when we visited Olympic National Park in Washington.  We explored the whole park and stayed at three different hotels.  The weather was absolutely perfect for the whole trip and we were surprised on how much green we saw.  This shot was made with the Phase One P65+ at a roadside waterfall.  Exposure was about 1/8th of a second.  The detail in this image is extraordinary as you would expect from a 60 megapixel camera.  One of many waterfalls shot on this trip.

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