Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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Rusty Abstract

Rusty Abstract

Rusty Abstract

Been very busy on a numb rod projects and haven’t done os well this past week keeping up with the posts here.  I was once again going through my old images and came upon one I like a lot.  This is from a project I am still working on called Rusty Abstracts.  Rust and old peeling paint make for some great images.


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A Bit Abstract

Old Metal Building, Scotland

Old Metal Building, Scotland

So, as you can see I have been working on my Scotland images this past week.  I’ll be doing another trip to Scotland in the fall of 2014 to lead a workshop to Skye.  This was actually shot in Scotland and is of a side of a fishing shack that my friend Steve Gosling and I stumbled upon.  There was peeling paint, moss, and rust.  All the ingredients that I need to satisfy my photographic desires.  Sometimes something simple like this just works.


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Chicago Iron

Chicago Street Iron

Chicago Street Iron

Chicago is such a fun place to shoot street photography.  You can get some real interesting images of some very unusual people and you can shoot shots like this that mix the city, steel and people into one image.  I liked the framing and was trying to balance the perspective and composition out when a person walked into the image.  Click and I got it. Make with a Phase One IQ180.  Yes, you can shoot street stuff with medium format.

 


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Train Car

Train Car, Noblesville, IN

Train Car, Noblesville, IN

Once again I share an image made at the Indiana Transportation Museum. This is a fun place to shoot at and I am there often. This is a shot of one of the train cars in the yard. I Raberized it a bit in Capture One. I also used the perspective tool in Capture One to correct the view so it looked straight.


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Rusty Lady

Rusty Lady, near Cremore, Ontario, Canada

Rusty Lady, near Cremore, Ontario, Canada

Like in my previous post this image was made on one of our daily excursions to see what we could see. So much possibility for images is close to home. You just need to keep your eyes open. This shot was made at an old abandoned garage. On the wall of the building was an old Goodyear Tire sign. It was rusted badly and since I love rusty things so much I was attracted to it immediately. And, rather than just shoot the whole sign I looked for an image in the image and played around to I came out with this composition. This was not a crop but made while looking through the viewfinder. Shot with a Nikon D800e and 24-70mm lens. Processed in Capture One and then into NIK HDR single image tone mapped.


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Train Yard

Train Coupling, Nobesville, IN

Train Coupling, Nobesville, IN

I love what I call Sunday Photo Day. This past Sunday June 30th Debra and I headed to the Indiana Transportation Museum. I have been shooting there for year and there are all these old trains and some of them have the most beautiful rust and decay.  Did I mention I like rust and decay? So here is the first of many I took that day. I hope in the coming weekends I can go out and shoot more there. I haven’t even begun to capture all of what is there. I’ll post more here over the coming weeks.


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Skeleton Boat

Rusty Ship in harbor of Buenos Aires

Rusty Ship in harbor of Buenos Aires

While wandering around the water front of Buenos Aires I cam to a series of derelict ships that look like they were tied to the docks there and forgotten.  This ship looked like it used to be some sort of big dinner cruise boat.   It was completely stripped and all the was left was rusting metal.  Now of course I love rust and decay and I really liked the symmetry.


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Need My Rust Fix

Rusty Tank treads and gears, Antarctica

Every now and then I need a rust fix and this is as good as it gets. I have been re-woring many of my images in my spare time and I just love the way this one looks. It was shot with a Phase One camera so detail and dynamic range are exceptional. It is a shot of a tank like vehicle used in Antarctica to get around in the snow. For some reason Antarctica environment makes the best rust. I just love the geometry and color of this shot.


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The Stories This Plane Could Tell

Junked Plane, Alaska

This is an image I shot in Alaska. What a great and wonderful state to photograph in. There is a certain quirkiness found there. You drive down the roads and strange things just present themselves. On one of my trips to Denali I took a moment to shoot off to an old train museum.  Where else can I find rust and decay?  While I enjoyed shooting there, next door I found an airplane junk yard. And in this junk yard was just an old plane cockpit. I don’t know where the rest of the plane was, but this is the shot of the cockpit. Kind of has a lot to say.

 

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