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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The Best Rust

Rusty Bolt, Deception Island, Antarctica

Rusty Bolt, Deception Island, Antarctica

I am a rust addict.  Ok, I have come clean.  There is some attraction to rust that makes e seek it our.  Rust has its own story.  It is the decay of something that was.  I find rust everywhere and love the texture and colors.  It’s almost like an abstract.  The best rust is in Antarctica and this trip I did a lot of rust shots on Deception Island.  You’ll see more posted here.  You can always use the tag on the right and click on rust to see all the rusty pictures.


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Whale Oil Tanks

Whale Oil Tanks, Deception Island, Antarctica

Whale Oil Tanks, Deception Island, Antarctica

Rust is a favorite subject of mine and I am always surprised at how much rust I find in Antarctica.  These are whale oil tanks on Deception Island.   This place is an abandoned and kind of surreal place.  It’s an old whale processing plant from a hundred years ago.  They slaughtered thousand of whales here without any regard.  When you walk the beach there and then see images of the beach back then littered with whale bones it kind of creeps you out.  Thus I shot this image to illicit some mood and tone for what used to take place there.


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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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Old Crane

Marble Crane, Svalbard, Norway

Marble Crane, Svalbard, Norway

The recent trip I took to Svalbard was a great place to shoot many types of images.  We did a landing one day on shore at an old marble mine.  It was a great place to shoot old building as well as lots of rust.  This image was made of an old crane used to load boats.  I liked the rust as well as the color of the background.  This was made with a Nikon D800E and a 24-70mm lens.


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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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Scottish Rust

Scottish Rust

Scottish Rust

On my trip to Scotland a year ago I shot many great landscapes.  I also with my friend Steve Gosling found a fisherman’s storage shed.  It was a work of art and we spent a lot of time shooting it.  This was from the side of building and is kind of an abstract of one of my favorite subjects RUST.  You’ll see more from this series soon.


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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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