Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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The Classic Post Card Shot

Classic Postcard, Scotland

Classic Postcard, Scotland

This was shot in Scotland on a lake that some rich Scottish guy made just so it would remind his wife of a lake back in America where she was from.  It’s one of those dream lakes.  Perfect in so many ways.  This shot was as if it was set up.  Row boat, fall colors, subtle clouds.  How could I go wrong?  I was very conscious though of the ones and composition as I made this image.  It works on many levels as a classic.


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Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef, Austrailia

Montgomery Reef, Austrailia

As you have seen from previous posts, i made a recent trip to the Kimberley region of Austrailia. Amazing doesn’t come close to describing what a great trip it was. we had a helicopter at our disposal (i wasn’t free) and it allowed us to go places and see things that weren’t possible without it. This is an image made from the helicopter of the Montgomery Reef and amazing place in the middle of the ocean off the coast of NW Austrailia.


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Magic Light In Tuscany

Magic Light On A Tuscany Hillside

Magic Light On A Tuscany Hillside

I am totally in love with Tuscany.  It’s a very different kind of landscape as it is big and broad and lacks a lot of foreground that I am so used to using in typical landscape shots.  So, I rely on light and the composition to keep the eye moving in the right direction.  This is some magic light.  After an early morning sunrise shoot we were driving down the road and there was great light lighting up the hillside through breaks in the clouds.  Made with the Phase One IQ160 camera with a 240mm lens.


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Antarctica Sunrise or Sunset

Antarctica Sunrise & Sunset - It was all the same

Antarctica offers a an environment of great photographs.  Dynamic, changing and never cliched.  You can be on shore or the deck of the ship and see and shoot just beautiful images.  This one was made one morning when I was on the deck all by myself.  And, I was presented with this shot of clouds, distant icebergs and the rising sun peeking through cracks in the sky.  Makes for some dynamic photos.  It then got darker and an hour later it was blue skies.  Things happen fast there and they are unpredictable.


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Lonely Fisherman

Newfoundland Fisherman

I love this shot.  This was done off the coast of Newfoundland while out whale watching.  We saw this guy in his dory like fishing boat and it just looked so cool.  I shot a number of images of this.  It was funny because we were not finding whales and we motored up this guy and he pointed in a direction and sure enough we found the whales where he pointed.  He was a crusty rough looking fellow.

Also, The blog may have fewer posts over the next three weeks.  I fly out to Austrailia tonight and then by this weekend to New Zealand to run a PODAS workshop there.  I’l post when I can.  www.podas.info if you’d like to follow the workshop.


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Sunset Over Marathon

Sunset Marathon, FL

Last evening i was visiting some friends in Marathon, FL.   This is one of my friends that I have stayed in touch with from High School and she has been working for years in keys with Dolphin.  On the way there the sun was setting and I had my oldest son Kevin Jr. with me.  And at his urging we pulled over and did a number of captures of a most magnificent sunset.  This one shot jazzed up a bit in SnapSpeed on my iPad.  IT was a very spectacular sunset!


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Chicago Dawn

Chicago Skyline at dawn

Good morning!  On PODAS workshops you can count on rising early to shoot the special light of dawn.  This shot was done a little over a week ago while we waited for a sunrise to illuminate the Chicago skyline.  It’s a pretty nice shot in color but I thought BW added some drama to it.  This was shot from the Shed aquarium area.   Good place to catch to city skyline.

 

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