Kevin Raber

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New Zealand Ice

Iceberg At Mt. Cook, New Zealand

Iceberg At Mt. Cook, New Zealand

Let’s move to another part of the world.  I was looking for blog candidate images the other day from my inventory of images and this image jumped out.  This image was made in New Zealand at Mt. Cook.  I took a Zodiac ride into the lake filled with these mini Icebergs broken off from a near by glacier.  The skies turned dark and the color popped and I clicked.  Hope you enjoy this image.


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The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, A different look

Sometimes images of famous well know locations can be so clichéd.   So when I shoot some of these locations I try to see it differently and have some fun with the image to change it up a bit and get folks to stop and look. This is a classic Grand Canyon shot, where I used a long lens and cropped the sky out. Then using a number of different apps and Photoshop I came up with this look.  A little soft, lots of color and somewhat surreal.

 


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The Washington Coast

Washington Coast Line

Part of the Olympic National Park runs along the coastline of Washington.  Much of it is hard to access and some require a bit of a hike.  This shot though is available from a parking lot.  The whole coastline from Washington south though Oregon is just an amazing place to take photographs.  I’ll be doing a workshop in olympic National Park this september.  This will be one of the places we go.


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Stormy Palladium

The Palladium, Carmel, IN

Everyone knows the Palladium in Carmel, In.  It’s part of the Perfroming Arts Center complex.  The other day we had these magnificent clouds and I decided to give it a shot.  Came up with this BW and a few good color images.  I’ll publish some color images later this week.  I like the look of the sturdy building with the storm clouds behind it.  It was done with five exposures blended together on PhotoMatix and HDR program used to blend different exposures together.  Fun stuff but can be too overused.  I n a case like this it works great.


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A Bit More Rust

Rusty Tank, Bedford, IN

Pretty soon I will get back to posting the majestic landscapes again.  However, today and for a bit longer I will stay urban.  Today’s images is of a large oil storage tank and a run down fuel depot in southern Indiana.  I love the rust, peeling paint and blue sky.  So many contrasts.  Enjoy.


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Rust and Peeling Paint

Rust & Peeling Paint, Bedford, IN

If you are a regular follower of this blog you will know one of my favorite things to photograph is rust and decay.  This past Sunday I was out on a photo adventure and ended up in Bedford, IN.  Interesting and typical small Indiana town.  Not being satisfied with just Main Street I drove down a side road that eventually took us to an industrial part of town.  It was very surreal.  Big old gas tanks with rust and peeling paint, junk yards, abandoned factories.  All very strange and somewhat scary.  Today’s shot was made of close ups of peeling paint on these giant fast tanks.  I love the rust color and how the paint is curling as it peels off.  I shot hundreds of these and they are all kind of beautiful in their own way.


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It Was a Photo Sunday

At the crossing, Bedford, IN

Every now and then it is fun to go out and shoot on a Sunday.  I set out with my photo buddy and friend Debra and set a target of Spring Mill State park.  Never one to take the direct route I decided we would travel through some small Indiana towns.  We visited  a few towns but in Bedford, IN we made a right turn and just started driving and came into the industrial area of the town.  Kind of creep and as I post more images you’ll see why.  I could do a whole photo story on this town.  We started out photographing rusty gas tanks, then rotting doors, then we stumbled upon this gigantic junkyard and it looked very apocalyptic.  There were old cards, machines, and thousand of old military howitzer rounds.  Then we found giant abandoned factories and some very different neighborhoods.  In one neighborhood as we crossed the tracks we see this pickup just sitting in the grass, an old swing set and a sign next to the railroad tracks.  Behind us was a house with kids toys all over that sat only six feet from the tracks.  I shot an image above with the signs, truck and swing and then decided to enhance it a bit to give more the feel for what I was seeing there.  I’ll be working on more images this week.


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Woman In San Miguel

Woman Begging in San Miguel, Mexico

This has been an incredible week with the PODAS workshop.  I head home today only to leave on Wednesday for Scotland.  I tend to move around a lot.  One of the things that is fun to do is shoot what we photographers term street photography and San Miguel is perfect for this.  So much going on.  This shot was made near the ATM machine of a woman who is obviously begging.  You see this a lot in Mexico.  Sad.  I composed quickly got a few shots off and then made sure to give her some Pesos.  The power is the face, and out reached hand.  More images will be coning from this trip as I have time to work on them.

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