Kevin Raber

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Rusty Gear

Rusty Gear, Svalbard, Norway

Rusty Gear, Svalbard, Norway

While in Svalbard, Norway we visited an old mining outpost.  I was in heaven as there was rust galore.  If you are a follower of my blog you’ll know how much I love rust.  So, here is the first of a number of rusty images from Svalbard.  Made with a Phase One IQ180.

 


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Side Of Cabin

Building In Old Mining Camp, Svalbard, Norway

Building In Old Mining Camp, Svalbard, Norway

While in Salvbard, Norway we landed our zodiacs in an area that used to be an old marble mine.  I always love these abandoned areas as I travel around the world.  I’ll find rust, decay and all sorts of cools things to shoot that are not necessarily and landscape but in reality are.  There were several huts here and this image is the side of one hut with a table.  I liked the two mention feel and balance of the table with the  window.   Shot with a Phase One IQ180.


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Dolomites #5

Church and Mountains, Dolomites, Italy

Church and Mountains, Dolomites, Italy

Some things here in the dolomites are too hard to describe.  It’s all rather post cardish and just plain pretty.  Like this image.  Here is a church with these great mountains as a background and beautiful skies to go with it.  These images are all being made as part of the Phase One PODAS workshop presently going on.  We will be shooting through Saturday so expect more images.


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Palouse Harvest Time

Palouse Harvest

Palouse Harvest

This is a fantastic time to visit the Palouse in Washington.  It’s harvest time and this makes the landscape very dynamic as the farmers harvest endless fields of wheat.  You can spend all day exploring and shooting in the Palouse.  This image was made after chartering a plane and flying for an hour and shooting the fields from a different perspective.  I’ll be running a Lula/PODAS workshop in the Palouse next August.  Stay tuned for details.

 


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Palouse Pano

Simple Landscape, Palouse, WA

Simple Landscape, Palouse, WA

Boy, I am having a  run on the Palouse.  Maybe it is just because I love this region so much.  Also, I am prepping the launch of a workshop in the Palouse next August.   This is a great example of just how simple of a landscape the Palouse is and why simple works so well.. Shot with a Phase One IQ180.


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Nuclear Chicago

Nuclear Chicago

Nuclear Chicago

I love to play with images. This image was made with a Phase One IQ180 of the Chicago Skyline. It was a great shot and so sharp you could zoom into a window in the buildings and make out objects. Anyway, I was trying new effects out and I ended up with this one. It looked kind of cool and different, kind of like something nuclear.


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Arches

Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch

Outside of Moab are two excellent National Parks. One of these is Arches National Park. This is an amazing park with a road that winds through some incredible sites. Dawn and dusk are the best times to shoot here and if the wether is good you will come away with some terrific images.  This location is known as Skyline arch. The tree in the image is no longer there . It worked so beautifully in this image as a foreground. There are a lot of ways this particular arch can be photographed.


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Canyonland

Canyonlands, UT

Canyonlands, UT

Not too far outside of Moab there are a number of great locations to make great images. This image was made from the state park there. A lot of beautiful images can be made here. They key is making them work. This one works because the tree plays off the curves of the canyon. Kind of an organic and inorganic thing.


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Glacier National Park

New and The Old, Glacier National Park

New and The Old, Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has had in its past some major forrest fires that have devastated many thousands of acres. As you drive though the park you’ll find many of these areas. This is an image made showing how the forrest is re-establishing itself. Made with a Phase One Iq180 and 150mm lens.


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Lower Antelope

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

The Antelope slot canyons and the dozen more around them have provided me a wealth of beautiful images. Every now and then I decided to look at old files and re-work and image as I did with this one. This is of one of more well know views in Lower Antelope. Made with a Phase One IQ180 and some work in post.

 


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Death Valley Sunset

Sunset In Death VAalley

Sunset In Death VAalley

Sometimes the light gods watch over you. This image was made on a trip back from Beatty, NV. This is a small town of about a 1000 people living in the absolute middle of no where. More on Beatty in another post sometime. As I was returning to Death Valley I looked west and saw these clouds. I pushed it and crested the top of the mountain and looked down in the valley back to Furnace Creek and this is what I was greeted with. It was made with a 28mm lens on an IQ180 Phase One camera. Sometimes you just luck out.

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