Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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Indianapolis Abstract

Indianapolis Abstract

Indianapolis Abstract

On the way to the ball game in Indianapolis last week I saw this shot of a sculpture with the new Marriott hotel behind it.  I lined it up in the viewfinder and shot.  I like the contrasting colors and use of space.  I will definitely go back and spend a bit more time with this view.


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Jerry

Jerry Ficklin, Vintage Motorcycle Suppky, Sheridan, IN

Jerry Ficklin, Vintage Motorcycle Suppky, Sheridan, IN

On my Sunday drive we stumbled upon Sheridan, IN. Very interesting town in so many ways. A photographers dream too as I made a series of good images there. We found the Vintage Motorcycle Supply store and it was open. The Owner Jerry Ficklin was a real nice guy with a lot of stories to tell. Debra and I photographed in the store for well over an hour listening to Jerry’s tales and just having fun. I’ll definitely visit Jerry again. Count on seeing more images from his store too. Shot was made with the Nikon D800e and wide angle lens.


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Sunday Drive Franfort, IN

Old Train Yard, Frankfort, IN

Old Train Yard, Frankfort, IN

Every now and then my friend Debra and I get in the car on a Sunday morning and decide if we are going to go North, South East or West. Once decided we head off to that direction with the ipad for mapping and we target backroads and small towns. We are looking for the unusual, the abandoned, the rusty and the interesting people that present themselves alone the way. There is a lot of “did you see that?”, or “stop”, “turn around”. Last Sunday was a gold mine for us as we visited a few towns within driving distance of home. This image was made a gigantic train yard that has seen its better days in Franfort, IN. This old abandoned train round house. I like this image as it kind of shows loneliness and the clouds and BW treatment add to the drama.  More images will be coming form this train yard.


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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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The Machine

The Machine, Bloomington, IN

Creeping around a limestone quarry near Bloomington, In we found these buildings.  Alls worn out with big warning signs on them.  I peeked in the window of one of the operations and saw this machine.  So, I shot an HDR sequence and then messed with the image some more in a few apps to create this image.


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State Fair Barn

Horse Barn, Indiana State Fair

While visiting the state fair last week I walked past some horse stables. I kind of saw something in this shot with the decorations, golf cart and stuff that was there. Kind of a sur-real set up. So I shot it using the iPhone. I kind of like it.


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What’s In Your Closet

What’s In Your Closet

More from my Sunday shoot.  This was shot in one of the corners of this cool antique shop.  The owner has great taste on merchandising and had many little and large areas set up great for wonderful photography, not to mention purchasing of some rare items.  And, hue knew how to light the areas too.


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Cool Scooter

Scooter In Antique Store

A few weeks ago I enjoyed one of my outing with companion photographer Debra.  We try once a month to take a Sunday and go somewhere and just shoot pictures of what we find.  We come across abandoned buildings, funky stores and all sorts of other interesting things.  This shot was in a very cool antique store in a town we never heard of.  They had all sorts of cool stuff in a eerie of stores.  We spent nearly two hours there shooting.  I have published a shot previously of a bank safe hinge shot in one of the stores.  This is a cool scooter type bike on a shelf. I have a bunch more you’ll see soon.


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Playing The What Is It Game

Rusty Chair or Muddy River

It’s fun sometimes to make photographs and have people guess what it is of.  This weekend I created a few of those and I will present thins this week.  Today’s image was made yesterday on one go my Sunday photo adventures.  Simply it’s get in the car head in a  direction and see what you find.  And, we found all sorts of cool stuff.  When I saw this image I had to shot it.   Being a rust guy I was all over it.  This is the back of one of those old chairs you’d put in your backyard.  As the paint peeled new rust formed and then rusted more paint off.  You can see the lines where all this happened.  However this could also be an aerial shot of a muddy river.  Hmmmm….fun isn’t it?

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