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Revisiting Iceland

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, I shut myself in my office, asked Siri to play some classic rock and I started to explore my old files and refine them using the new tools in Capture One 22.  I started with Iceland in 2010.  I did two trips to Iceland in 2010 and, as always came back with way too many keepers.  Iceland is magic and a photographer’s paradise.  It serves as therapy for many of us as in surrounds us with its ever-changing beauty.

These two images are a good example of the specialness that this land gives us.  The one image was taken at sunset – dawn.  I was there at a time where it never gets dark.  The sun goes down and in 15 minutes it’s coming back up. As it dips below the horizon, the warm and sometimes odd light reflects onto the clouds and, in this case, the water of the Iceberg Lagoon.  (please don’t ask me to spell the name. ).  The second shot was made in the Highlands and once again nature and light played a big part in obtaining an incredible image of this canyon with waterfalls and a river that flows out to the horizon.

You can join me next year to explore Iceland again.  Visit rockhopperworkshops.com for information.

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December 23, 2021

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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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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.

Thank You.

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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.

 


 

 

 

 

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A list Ove A Year Way Another South Georgia Island Visit

In just a little over a year, I will hopefully (pandemic depending) be heading to Ushuaia, Argentina to board the Ocean Nova for yet another voyage to the most incredible location on the planet.  Our trip is being hosted by one of my companies Rockhopper Workshops.  It’s a 20-day trip visiting the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.  It is the ultimate bucket list trip.

The image above was a shot as we approached S. Georgia Island.  This place never disappoints with great light and clouds and is teaming with wildlife.

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A Bit More Palouse

Grain Silo in the Palouse
Grain Silo in the Palouse

I continuallly go through my images and find new ones to work on.  These two images are from the Plaouse region.  I picked these two images and did some special post processing on them.  I wasn’t heavy handed but wanted to add texture and a contrastly BW look to the silo photo.  On the truck door photo I played with some color grading to give it a look that I thought made it look like it was sort of old.  Always be playing.  Go through your images and find the hidden treasures you bypassed before and work on making them something special.

A special find in the Palouse
A special find in the Palouse
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Sunset In Iceland

Sunset in Iceland
Sunset in Iceland

 

Iceland is where photographers go when they die.  It’s a beautiful landscape and light never stops giving.  Sunsets and sunrises are special every day.  as a photographer, you don’t get much sleep in Iceland because there is so much to see.  This sunset with the moon was made one evening after a hike up a mountain.  The whispy clouds, sunset color, and moon make it simply work.

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Antarctica 2020

This has been a strange year.  It all began with loads of optimism and has turned out to be something totally surreal.  The Worldwide Pandemic has changed everything.  But, before the Pandemic started I was lucky to get an Antratcia Workshop in and with Art Wolfe and Michael Durr as well as 28 guests.  We took this trip onboard The Magellan Explorer, a brand new ship run by Antarctica 21 the charter company I have been using for years.  Thie trip was an incredible experience and I wrote an article over on photoPXL.com with four videos and the trip log for the trip.  With this blog entry, I have included four photos but the article on PXL has a lot more plus the video will blow you away.  You can find the article at Antarctica Workshop Expedition 2020 – February 15-21, 2020.

Please check it out and enjoy the content and think about joining us in November 2021 when we take a 21-day journey to South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  This is the ultimate Antarctica Experience.



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Chile Soldiers

Soldiers
Soldiers

While in Punta Arenas I was taking a nap in mid-afternoon when I heard drums and trumpets.  I looked out the window looking over the town square and saw soldiers marching through the street.  I grabbed my camera and rushed out of the hotel and found there was a changing of the colors ceremony going on.  So, I spent an hour shooting the ceremony and this is one of the shots I liked.  I used a 100-400mm zoom on my Sony a7riv.  I changed and did wide-angle shots and covered this event from multi-angles.  It was a good exercise.  I just like this image as it was defining without showing faces.  What do you think?

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Kevin also shares his work daily on Facebook and Instagram

 

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It’s Been So Long – Sorry

It’s been too long since my last post.  When the Pandemic was declared and we went into lockdown things changed a lot and this blog lost its priority for me.  Then Debra’s dad got sick and died of Covid-19 and then Debra caught COVID and we have a crisis with that.  For now, things have settled down and we are into a new normal.    I can’t say I l like the new normal.  But, Debra and I have decided to stay as much in s=isolation as we can and avoid other people.  Somehow I managed not to get infected and thus I am really being careful. After seeing her spend 16 days in bed in what was by the worst sickness she ever had I would like to see f I can pass on that experience. So we only go out to the stores for supplies or do the curbside pick-up from our favorite restaurants.

During the lockdown, I have had a chance to go back through a lot of images.  I am cataloging old sessions to make them easier to work with and reprocessing many of my images,  Today we start off with an iceberg shot that was part of one of my stories One Iceberg Many Looks story.  For this shot, I opened it on my Pad and then sued Snapseen and DidtressedFX+ to radically change the image for a more dynamic image.  It’s just one was as photographers we can express ourselves using the many digital tools available.

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