Kevin Raber

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So Simple, So Elegant

The Palouse...Simple Does It

The Palouse…Simple Does It

One of the areas of this country I really love is the Palouse in SE Washington State.  This an area of rolling hills and farmland with some of the richest soil anywhere.  The late spring and early fall are the ideal times to visit this area.  This sit just show how a simple picture can be so elegant.


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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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America’s Tuscany

The Palouse at Sunrise, Washington

The Palouse at Sunrise, Washington

I am in Tuscany now and before I start posting what I am sure will be a ton of great Tuscany images, I wanted to share an image from what I consider to be America’s Tuscany, the Palouse.  This was made on one of those morning at sunrise with storms rolling in.  The scene changed every few minutes and I feel this image has just so much going on in it.


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Sunrise In Palouse

Sunrise In The Palouse

I work for a great company Phase One and we make the best cameras and software in the world. Recently we released a new version of our RAW image processor Capture On 7. This new software is so good ( and I am not kidding) that I am going back and re-working some of the tougher images I have. And, C1 7 is kicking ass with these images. Here is one taken in the Palouse last year with an Iq180. I have another from the same morning I’ll post tomorrow. I can see a long winter ahead re-working many images. That is also equal to a lot of wine drinking.


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Having Fun

Red Barn, The Palouse

Who says you can’t have fun with your images.  This is a shot that was nice in cold.  The red barn stood out though.  So, why not make it stand out more.  I masked the barn and desaturated the background.  Now it is a bit different, but never the less fun.

 


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Truck In A Barn

Truck in a barn, Palouse, WA

One of my favorites spots in the US to shoot is an area called the Palouse.  It’s Located in SE Washington and consists for rolling farmland.  Yeah, I know farm land, sure how can that be so great?  The area is surreal, beautiful old barns, immense skies and all sorts of surprises.  The season in late May to early June is planting time.  This si where the fields are being plowed and planted.  The landscape if dynamic.  Then in late August the harvest takes place and it even more dramatic.  You can use the cloud tags below and click on Palouse to see more images.  This shot is of an old truck found in a barn there.  Abandoned near as I can tell in the late 1940′s.  Pristine condition, no vandalism and just waiting to be photographed.  From the ton of images I did there this one kind of tells the overall story.


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Old Truck

Old truck in the Palouse

The Palouse, you have heard me speak about it many times before.  Lots of old and abandoned things in the Palouse, hoes, cars and trucks.  This is one of those trucks.  I found this in the back of an old gas station.  The gas station sits on this gentlemen’s farm and he restored it to look like the old ones that were seen across America.  This person collects old cars and trucks and has dozens on his property.  This one is an old GMC and caught my eye and the lens of me camera.  Color, rust and symmetry.  Some good elements.

 


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Palouse Patterns

Palouse Patterns

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!  I love to celebrate another year of life and living my passion and dream.

I have been accumulating a lot of images these last few months.  I have enough to get me through nearly a half year of blogging.  I am about to start researching and redesign of my web site.  Looking at a few different options.  Either way I am going to also start to play with 500px so expect to hear more on that soon.

Todays shot was made while flying over the Palouse.  This area is amazing on the ground and even takes on a whole new feel from above.  Patterns are everywhere and like many landscapes I like to shoot it is dynamic and chaining.  This pattern is not there anymore, most likely plowed under within a few days of taking this image.  Truly something photographed and remembered only with this image.  How cool is that?

 


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Simple IS Better….Happy Christmas Eve

Simple - Palouse, WA

Sometimes when you photograph things you may find simple is better.  This is  classic cue of simple.  Grass, sky and a cloud.  Shot it the Palouse one of my favorite places for doing landscapes with a P65+ camera.  Amazing detail and simple composition.

 

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