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Rusty Junk

On every trip I make to Svalbard, I make a point to visit a place called Pyramiden.  It’s an abandoned Russian Coal Mine City.  The place is fascinating as it looks like one day they just closed the place and everyone left.  I am working on a book and portfolio of this place.  This image was one of those compositions that caught my eye.  As you may know if you follow my posts I am very big into rust and abandoned things.  The Russians are trying to clean up this place and they are tearing out pipes, wires, and such and all of this has just been left to rust in giant piles.  Look for more from this place in the future.

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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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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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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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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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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

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Valparaiso Doors – With Video

There is a city in Chile that is about a two-hour drive from Santiago called Valparaiso.  It’s a great name as there is a city here in Indiana named the some.  Valparaiso in Chile is a city built on a number of hills.  It’s. port city and until the Panama canal opened up years ago it was one of the busiest ports in South America.  It’s also known now as a city of graffiti.  Essentially the whole city is a street art gallery that graffiti artists have made a joy to walk through.  I have added some images here for you to enjoy.  I also have a video of my visit to Valparaiso that is fun to watch.  You can find the video The Streets Of Valparaiso HERE

 

 

 

 

Please Visit . . .

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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


 

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The Bottleworks hotel

For years there was an abandoned industrial complex where Coke used to have a bottling plant.  The architecture was gothic and the buildings had beautiful ceramic-like facades.  For a while, the city of Indianapolis used it as a bus depot.  Then it was bought by developers several years ago to turn it into a new city destination spot.  Mission accomplished as it is now opening up and attracting a lot of traffic.  These images focus on the hotel part of the project, Bottleworks Hotel.  Enjoy!