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Black Church

The Black Church in Iceland
The Blacl Church in Iceland

The Black Church in Iceland is famous.  It’s a small church sitting on a peninsula and unlike so many other churches, it is painted black.  There is a cemetery and the church and cemetery are surrounded by a stone wall.  It’s very picturesque and as a result, is also very cliched.  Every tourist has a photo of this church as well as a ton of photographers.  I have always endeavored to make locations like this look new and original.

I did this image with my Sony a7r iii and then took the image into my iPad and worked on it in a few apps to give it a different look.  I like the way it turned out and I made a nice small print of it too.

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Truck and Farm In The Palouse

The Palouse is filled with surprises.  This was one of those surprises.  Along one of the main drags a farmer set up a great shot.  An old symbolic truck set against his barn.  I shot this with a Sony a7riii and then imported it into iPhoto where I then applied a couple of effects using the Snapseed app.  The sad thing is because of all the traffic-stopping and some abusive people the farmer has since removed this setup.

Please if you are driving along and find a shot remember that you are not entitled to trespass on someone’s property. Because this is becoming such an issue many of the good places to photograph in the Palouse are being blocked to photographers.

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New Zealand

This image was made on one of my trips to New Zealand a number of years ago.  We had just visited the set of the Hobbit and we drove down the road a ways and came across this beautiful brook.  The falls and water seemed to be coming right out of the woods.  I spent. a bit of time getting this shot right.  It now hangs in my living room as a metal print.

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Masonic Temple, Indianapolis

A while back I got to try out the Phase One 100 MP digital back on some locations around Indianapolis. One of those locations was the Masonic Lodge. This is a beautifully contracted building of stone on the outside and magnificent ornate wood construction on the inside. I was able to shoot all over the building. This image, though, was one of my favorites. It’s several images stitched together to cover the immense size of the auditorium. Exposure was tricky too but the Phase One camera’s dynamic range handled it well. Enjoy.

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Slot Canyons

I am really beginning to feel the effects of cabin fever.  I usually travel a few weeks each month when we were normal.  It’s been over 15 months since I last put a foot in an airplane.  I start to travel in June with a 2 week workshop and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get back out there.  Meanwhile, I can look back at my files and think about the days when I went where ever I wanted whenever I wanted.  These images are from the Slot Canyons in Page, AZ.  They will be from the Upper and Lower Antelope canyons.  The light poking its way into these canyons is so beautiful and has its own way to make these places magical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon X, Slot Canyons near Page, AZ
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Missing Fun In Antarctic

Well, it looks like it won’t be until 2022 until I can return to Antarctica again.  I found these two photos that I think sum up what a day in Antarctica is all about.  This is my wife Debra having the time of her life.

Dancing in Antarctica. Ocean Nova is in the background.

 

South Georgia Sky

 

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Lonely Fisherman

Lone Fisherman

This was made a while back.  I was with my friends Chris, Michael, and a few others on what we call a mancation.  It was in Newfoundland, Canada and we went out for a whale watching tour.  While we found a whale and did get some good images it was this image that I liked the best.  We went by a lone fisherman and it just lined up perfectly for the shot you see here.

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Bridgeton Revisited With The Phase One XT

1m00s, Automated Frame Average

Bridgeton, IN is a special place.  It has a covered bridge, waterfall and a grist mill.  Combine it with a dramatic sky and it lends itself to a great testing ground for the Phase One XT camera system.  The Phase One XT is a sort of a technical camera with a number of cool features.  One of those is Frame Averaging.  This feature allows for the camera to do the work of a neutral density filter.  I never realized just how cool this feature was until I used it and instantly became addicted to it.  The method is pretty simple.  First you pick an exposure and focus the way you want it for a single exposure.  Once you have an image that works for you it’s time to choose what timing you want of a long exposure.  You may want a 20 second exposure to get a nice blur to water or clouds or even a longer one for more dramatic results.  For me, I take a number of various timed exposures and then choose what works best.  Eventually you get good at figuring things out for desired exposures.

These are two images one straight exposure and one for a two minute plus exposure.  I’ll have lots more to say about this in a future article on photoPXL.com in the near future.


Kevin Raber
March 28,2021

 

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Remembering Tuscany

I miss traveling and by now I  must sound like a broken record.  A few years ago I  visited Tuscany while leading a workshop there with Art Wolfe.  Here are a select few images showing just how colorful Tuscany is.

 


 

 

 

 

Please Visit . . .

If you are interested in seeing more work by Kevin Raber and purchasing his work for your own, please visit RaberEYES.com

Kevin also runs workshops for photographers all over the world at Rockhopper Workshops

Kevin also has. a major website for all photography enthusiasts with articles, forums, tutorials, community and more at photoPXL.com

Kevin also shares his work daily on Facebook and Instagram