Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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Sometimes I Have Other Fun

Kevin RAber - New Tool (toy)

Kevin RAber – New Tool (toy)

Ok, it’s no secret I have a real joy for taking photographs and spend just about all my waking days working on something related to my passion.  The Luminous-Landscape web site keeps me busy, working on future workshops takes time and writing takes times.  So, once in a while I need to go out and do something to relax.  There is nothing like Power Washing to satisfy that need and release my tensions.  This is a shot of me with my newest man tool – power washer.


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iPhone Fun

Fun In Copenhagen

Fun In Copenhagen

I still have a lot of fun using my iPhone even when my big boy camera is hanging around my neck.  This was a quick snap I made in Copenhagen .  I kind if liked the whole street scene thing and especially the little girl running around the fountain.  Dressed the image up in SnapSeed.

 


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It’s Pixel

Pixel, My Cat at 8 weeks old

Pixel, My Cat at 8 weeks old

This is my cat and as the author of this blog every now and then I take a chance and share something personal.  My cat will e a year old in a little over a month.  This show was made when she was eight weeks old.  Her personality and such were quite evident even then.  Her name is Pixel and she has shown and taught me more about love and living than I would have ever thought possible from a cat.  A very special creature.


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Bull Ring Water Cart

I was visiting my good friend Micahel Reichmann in San Miguel Mexico and across the street from him is a bull fighting ring.  It’s kind of funny as it sits in the middle of a neighborhood.  This is a shot of a cool looking water cart they drag around the bull ring to keep the dust down.

Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel

Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel


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iPhone Is A Camera Too

Woman walking in fog, Copenhagen, Denmark

Woman walking in fog, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sometimes when traveling I just want to have fun taking photos.  A year ago I was n Copenhagen on business and I took an early morning walk.  How could I resist as it was very foggy and that makes for some interesting images.  While I had my big boy camera with me, I thought I would try some shots with Hipstamatic and the iPhone.  How cool!  This is one of those images of a woman walking through the square where the royal family lives.  her red hair, the fog and the design in the bricks makes this shot work.


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BW Classic From Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugutuck, Michigan

A number of years ago I decided to head out for a weekend adventure up the west coast of Michigan. I thought I would shoot sleepy little villages and lighthouses. As I was driving up the Blue Star Highway I saw this ship off to my left. I stopped and shot it and have been doing so until last Summer when they took the ship to Canada to refurbish it and make it a museum. I also discovered a wonderfully peaceful town there Saugutuck. This is an artsy village with bed and breakfasts places, galleries and a unique charm. Put it on your must visit list.

 


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Rose

Rose

This past week I traveled from Indianapolis to Toronto and then to San Francisco and eventually back to Indy. I made a visit to a friend and fellow photographers home and he ad a Rose garden. So, I got my iPhone out and did some quick shots of the roses. If I publish flowers I usually try to make them look different. I tried to make this one different too.  I hope you like it.

 


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Red

Red car

As with some other recently posted images this is another shot at the Carmel, Auto show.  I tried looking for a shot where I could use color and one element of the car.  I ended up with a number of good candidates, but this one I choose to publish first.   This shot I aimed the camera straight down and caught a bit of my reflection (which was cool) but more of the perfect paint job, pure red and the running light.  It just feels good.


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Christiania Copenhagen

Windows – Christiania, Copenhagen

Copenhagen as you know from reading my previous posts is one of my favorite cities to visit.  So much to do, and some real good culture. I love shooting photos there. Christiania is a part of Copenhagen that was taken over by for lack of better words hippies many years ago. It was an old Army base that is now a counter culture area of the city. It is fun to visit and there is a lot of color. This image was made in the stairwell of one of the buildings leading up to a restaurant.  I saw the window with graffiti and had to shoot it.


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The Front End

Mercury Grill, Carmel, IN

Once again another cool shot from the car show.  Trying to get a different angle I used the iPhone and Hipstamatic to create this shot and framed it from a top down view.  I saw reflections and some very handsome geometry going on and this I got this image.


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Fun At A Car Show

Headlight On A Classic Car

Once a year the Arts District where I live (Carmel, IN) holds a classic car show.  It is a big draw and a lot of fun to see all the cool cars that are on display.  Like all things in Carmel, it has a certain charm and small town feel.  I love going to see what I can find to take pictures of.  I look for different angles and views that are typical snapshots.  Nothing new with that but I love cars with their curves and angles.  So here is the first image.  I’ll post more soon.

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