Kevin Raber

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Magic Of San Miguel

San Miguel Street Musicians

San Miguel Street Musicians

I am in beautiful San Miguel doing some Luminous-landscape business and shooting whenever possible this beautiful city and region.  I’ll be out with my business partner Michael Reichmann for the next few days exploring some great Mexican Landscapes.  Look for upcoming images.  Todays image was made in San Miguel yesterday while walking to lunch.  I just loves the light, the subject and what they were doing.  No matter who you meet here they all seem happy.  Very festive place.  More images will be coming.


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Door, Door Wall

Door, Door Wall outside of San Miguel, Mexico

Door, Door Wall outside of San Miguel, Mexico

As I have mentioned in my previous posts there are a lot of ruins in the San Miguel area.  Not to far out of town are the ruins of an old silver mine.  The building are amazing and I have made a series of great looking images there.  This one is titled Door, Door Wall as that is what you see.  Enjoy!


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San Miguel Square, Show Shine

Shoe Shine in San Miguel Square

Shoe Shine in San Miguel Square

I love the town square in San Miguel.  It’s beautifully landscaped and there is always some kind of activity going on there.  Vendors, locals, tourists and more all make this little spot a photographers paradise.  I enjoy shooting the locals.  This image was kind of cool as it a show shine guy.  I loved the way the guy has a hand on his customers boot like he is making a point about something. (Most likely the gringo taking his picture). And the guy on the bench is cool too.  Wonder what they were discussing.


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Ruins, Atotonilco, Mexico

 

Atotonilco, Mexico, ruins near the Church

Atotonilco, Mexico, ruins near the Church

A short drive outside of San Miguel, Mexico is a small town with a big church, Atotonilco, Mexico.  There is like in all parts of the area a lot to shoot.  The church  interior itself is a site to behold.  I’ll most likely post an image of the church in the not so distant future.  This image was made a block away from the church looking towards  the church over some ruins.  There seems to be a lot of ruins around Mexico and they always make for some great images.  This one I thought looked kind of apocalyptic.


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Bull Ring Water Cart

I was visiting my good friend Micahel Reichmann in San Miguel Mexico and across the street from him is a bull fighting ring.  It’s kind of funny as it sits in the middle of a neighborhood.  This is a shot of a cool looking water cart they drag around the bull ring to keep the dust down.

Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel

Water Cart At The Bull Fighting Ring in San Miguel


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Lady In Doorway

There is an oasis in the middle of Mexico known as San Miguel Allende.  This a town that is hard to describe except that it has a charm that you don’t expect. It’s a great place for street photography as well as landscape photography.  This is a shot made on the street of a doorway and a woman sitting in it.

Lady In Doorway, San Miguel, Mexico

Lady In Doorway, San Miguel, Mexico


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Church

Church near San Miguel, Mexico

This is an image photographed in a small village near San Miguel, Mexico.  Inside the church was a large pilgrimage of 1000 plus men.  I have some interesting images from the inside but when I went outside I saw this part of the church.  I loved the colors and the all the details.


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Stacks

Kiln Chimneys, San Miguel Mexico

Near San Miguel, Mexico is an abandoned mining area.  The place has all sorts of cool things to shoot.  One that stands out are the stacks or chimneys used for some of the kilns.  This is a shot of the stacks with some cactus thrown in for foreground.  Shot with a Phase One IQ 180 back.


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Wall In Mexico

Wall – San Miguel, Mexico

This image was shot earlier this this year near San Miguel, Mexico.  It’s part of an old silver mine that we spent time in shooting. It struck me because of the colors and cactus as well as the window in the wall.  Shot with a Phase One IQ180 camera and processed in Capture One.


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A Little Mexico Color

COLOR IN SAN MIGUEL, MEXICO

I have posted many images from San Miguel and maybe it is because I like the place and it has such color.  Here is another one taken off the town square.  I wanted the diagonals to play a part in the photo as well as the striking color contrast.


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Abandoned Hotel In Mexico

Hotel – San Miguel, Mexico

I just love this place.  Outside San Miguel there is a hotel that is 60% finished and then one day while building it they figured out it was not a good idea to build a hotel under a dam that may break someday and flood the place out.  No matter what you think of all the planning that went into this before discovering such a thing, it did leave a cool place to take pictures.  I like this shot because it has symmetry.  I am kind of big on that as one of my styles in photography.  This was shot with a Phase One IQ180 that has super ability to see drk and highlight detail.  Notice how you can see detail in ceilings of the hotel rooms.  This camera in addition to this dynamic range is also 80 megapixels so the detail is just amazing.


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Windows

Old Abandoned Hotel, San Miguel, Mexico

Here is another shot made at the abandoned hotel in San Miguel, Mexico.  This was such a fun place to shoot.  I embellished the image a bit to add to the mood and overall despair of this building.  Shot with a Phase One IQ180 this image has spectacular detail and allows me to hold the dynamic exposure range of highlights to shadows.

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