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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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I Love Ice

Svlabard Iceberg
Svalbard Iceberg

Ice and more Ice.  why do I like ice so much?  This little ice formation I gound three years ago while photographing in Svalbard, Norway.  We were cruising in our Zodiacs shooting glaciers when we came upon this piece of ice which was most likely from the glacier itself.  I used a wide-angle lens and lower the camera close to the water to capture this image.   I was supposed to go back to Svalbard this August for a workshop but that has now been canceled due to COVID.

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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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Antarctica and a Starry Night

stary iceberg
stary iceberg

 

This was photographed on my trip to Antarctica in February before the Pandemic was declared,  This one shows starts behind icebergs.  Just part of the beauty found in Antarctica

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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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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.

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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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Starry Iceberg

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Starry Nighy
Starry Night

 

A little fun with Antarctica images.  With all the isolation that we are taking part in as a world, I have been playing a lot with images and third party programs.  One program that has my interest right now is Skylum – Luminar.   There are all sorts of cool things this program does and one of them si AI Sky Replacement.  So, I decided to try and put a starry image to replace the sky and this is what I came up with.  It seems, kind of like cheating but it is fun and the images are pretty cool.   Whether you are a fan of this or not it is fun to see what technology allows us to do.

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Dramatic Icebergs

Dramatic Iceberg.  One thing I like to do is play with my iceberg images and find new ways to create a different view of an iceberg.  I will be doing an article on photoPXL.com where I show this iceberg in more than a dozen different ways.  Look for that soon.  These giant icebergs always give me new ways of seeing.  These are unique images.  Unlike many landscape photos these photos are dynamic.  Within a few days, this iceberg will take on a whole different look.  It may break apart and it may flip over.  Either way, these icebergs define what Antarctica is all about –  A dynamic Landscape.

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Big Blue

 

big blu
Big Blue

 

Planaeu Bay, Antarctica, the iceberg graveyard.  This is a great place to visit and one place that I have done some of my best iceberg photos.  This bay is full of grounded icebergs and once they get grounded they begin to erode and naturally make beautiful sculptured giant pieces of ice.  This was made with a Sony a7r iv and 100-400mm lens.  I’ll be sharing some close-ups of the ice in some future photos.

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Penguin Express

I just completed an Antarctica Expedition with 30 clients.  It was a super trip and I have come home with a ton of photos.  These photographs were made while we were traveling from one location to another.  We were having dinner and saw this iceberg with penguins go by.  The Captain immediately turns the ship around and we approached this iceberg.  The penguins were jumping onto it and it was fin to watch as many took several tries to get up.  It was dusk and very dark and I was fortunate to be shooting with a Sony a7r4 which has terrific high ISO capability.  These are two of my favorites that I hope to make large prints of next week.  I’ll also have more photos, an article or two and videos that will appear on photopxl.com in the near future.

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Gems On The Beach

Everyone knows about how beautiful Iceland is.  If there is a god then this is the place on earth where all the art school graduates display their work.  Almost anyplace you int your camera you will find incredible photo opportunities.  I have traveling to Iceland since 2005 and I have still so much to see and discover.

One place that yields new winning images every time I visit is the iceberg beach.  This is a beach not too far from a giant glacier.  The icebergs calving off the glacier float out to sea and then low tide washes them on the beach.  This usually produces under the right conditions hundreds of small icebergs.  It’s heaven for photographers.  These two images I produced in a couple of hours there.  The background also lends to great images and as you can see in these, what I call the Arctic Yellow shines though along with such beautiful clouds.

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