Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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Sunset Olympic National Park

Olympic National PArk Sunset

Olympic National Park Sunset

I enjoy photographing in Olympic National Park a lot.  There is so much to shoot there.  This image was made at the 2nd Beach location.  It’s a short walk through the woods that dumps you onto this wonderful beach.  Hang around for sunset and you’ll be treated to something special.  This is an image made with a Phase One IQ160 with an ALPA camera.  I did one exposure then processed it out at 2 stops over and under plus normal.  It was the taken into PhotoMatix and tone mapped.  What this does is recover the detail in highlights and shadows and then blends them together.  A bit surreal and real at the same time.


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Having Some Fun

Chicago Abstract

Chicago Abstract

Last night I did a talk and demo at the Rivera Camera Club in Indianapolis. At these types of talks I like to take an image and work it to different levels.  This is an image that was rotated and enhanced using a variety of techniques.  Kind of goes with my current these of Architectual Abstracts.


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Dolomites Church

Church and Sunrise in the Dolomites, Italy

Church and Sunrise in the Dolomites, Italy

One of the prettiest places I have visited in recent years is the Dolomites in Italy.  There are so many beautiful landscapes to photograph.  One morning w did a sunrise shoot along a road with this church and small village in the foreground.  It was one of those grand sunrises as you can see.


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Power Dam

Hydro Electric Dam In New Zealand

Hydro Electric Dam In New Zealand

This image was made in New Zealand.  We were driving to a landscape location and I saw this dam and we turned around to shoot it.  I like the geometry and industrial feel.  It’s fun to try something different.  Sharp angles and lines make for interesting images.  Black and white was the way to go.


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Tree

Tree NZI have been spending what little spare time I have organizing my photos from the last few years.  It’s a mammoth task and one I say I will stay on top of from now on.  Here’s to hoping I do.  This is an image I found shot 2 years ago in New Zealand.  This a tree that is photographed a lot.  I guess because it sits out in this filed and a small pond by itself.  Once again I saw it in B&W.


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Boats

Boats - Cornwall, UK

Boats – Cornwall, UK

While traveling in Cornwall, UK a few months ago I was trying out and doing a lot of testing with the Olympus OMD E-M1 camera.  At one point we were crossing a river on a ferry and I saw these anchored ships and sailboat.  I thought it would be interesting to shoot with a long lens compressing the background in the shot.  It looked in the end best in Black and White.

 

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