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Ernslaw Burn

Ernslaw Burn, a funny name.  You’d think it was a location for a forest fire or something.  No, it is one of the most magnificent places I have ever visited.  It is in New Zealand and like a lot of places in New Zealand it is magic.  The burn is a bowl-shaped hollow high up in the mountains with glaciers and waterfalls falling inti buy the hundreds.  On one of my workshops to Ernslaw Burn we ferried participants up a high and long valley by helicopter.  Once there, we were free to explore and take it all in.  Words can’t describe it but hopefully some of these pictures will.  Maybe I’ll try another workshop in New Zealand in the next year or so now that the pandemic is subsiding.

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Kevin Raber, April 2022


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Time For Breakfast

One early morning the year before the pandemic I visited Great Smokey National Park. It’s about an 8-hour drive from my home and I like to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas.  This morning I enter the park way before sunrise stopped at a spot I was familiar with and waited.  I knew that every morning around sunrise the horses that have been out in pasture are called back to the barn for breakfast.  This particular morning it was foggy with a deep yellow sky as sunrose started.  Sure enough, like clockwork, the horses showed up.  I took my photos and moved on to the next location.  Shot on a Sony a7r iii with a 100-400mm lens.

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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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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

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Happy New Year

Under the rainbow in Iceland
Under the rainbow in Iceland
Happy New Year. It is time to forget 2020 and move forward with optimism, hope and especially love. Like many of you 2020 is a year I hope I never have to repeat it’s a year like we never could have imagined. All I know now is that I want to move forward, travel again and look through the viewfinder and take more pictures than I ever have before.
I wish all of you a great year moving forward and that we can all find a way to come together again, put differences aside, and realize that we are best when were united I am looking and seeing the love that is around us.
Stay safe and Happy New Year.
Thanks for visiting this site.
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South Georgia Island

I’m going back and you can come with me.  In November along with Steve Gosling, I am heading back to South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  This is a trip of a lifetime to see a place you wouldn’t believe exists.  The amount of wildlife will astound you.  If you are interested please visit rockhopperworkshops.com and take a look at the South Georgia – Antarctica workshop as well as the others we presently are offering.

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I Miss Greenland

Devlin Castle in Greenland
Devlin Castle in Greenland

 

If it wasn’t for the pandemic I would have just been returning from Greenland.  I do photo workshops and tours there every year except this one.  I miss Greenland and need to get back there.  I do have 2 back to back workshops scheduled there for next year.  You can find information for this workshop HERE.  By next year we are pretty confident that we will have a vaccine and be good to go.  These workshops are booking up so if interested please think about booking soon.

Beautifully sculptured iceberg at dawn
Beautifully sculptured iceberg at dawn

 

One of our Zodiacs cruising by a large iceberg
One of our Zodiacs cruising by a large iceberg
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Getting The Shot

Palouse Falls

I miss traveling so much. For someone like myself who has been traveling at least a month for years and years, being stuck at home is devastating.   So, the images I am sharing now are from past trips.  This image is from one of my favorite places, the Palouse.  Specifically Palouse FAlls at the State Park.  This is showing the spot I use most to cover both the falls and canyon.  If you are lucky when photographing here you can catch cloudy and stormy skies or the sunset.  I usually use a 16mm lens here.  Put on a neutral density filter and I can then do 20- 50-second exposures and get that cool looking smooth waterfall look.  The picture below is a group shot from one of my workshops in the Palouse.  The 2021 workshops in the Palouse are sold out.

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Lemaire Channel Pano

Any long time reader here knows that Antarctica is my favorite place.  I have been there over 20 times and do a trip or two a year.  We were lucky to get the trip this year in February before everything shut down.  One of the favorite locations in Antarctica to experience is the Lemaire channel.  This a narrow channel between two large mountains is a highlight of Antarctica travel. On a trip a few years ago I did a 30 exposure pano of the channel showing both ends.  as the ship was moving forward I set up my camera in a vertical position and turned the drive to low.  I then set my first exposure at the end of the channel from where we began and then panned right while the camera was on auto-drive.  This made a lot of exposures to blend but assured I would have enough for good overlaps and creating the pano.  The pano was made in photoshop.  I think this a unique image of a popular location, thus accomplishing what I always like to do is finding a different way to see something that so many people photograph.