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Happy New Year – Welcome 2021

The Palouse – Welcome 2021

Happy New Year!  Never have I been so happy to welcome in the New Year, even if it is just debra and me.  This year, and I am sure I am speaking for all of us, just sucked.  If I was a famous fiction author, I couldn’t have come up with a plot with so many twists and turns as this year has had.  No one would believe it.  From the pandemic, politics to great sadness, and a divided country, I have had a hard time grasping that I am not living in an alternate universe.

A new year is a fresh start.  It’s a chance for us to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and realize it is not a train coming at us.  It’s a chance to dust off our cameras and start looking at maps to decide where we will go and visit first.  It’s a chance to mend wounds with friends that have had differing beliefs with.  I have never been so optimistic in my life as we say hello to 2021.  I sometimes think that if it weren’t for my wife Debra, our dog and cats, and of course photography, I would have gone over the edge.

The last week has been very positive.  I have been working on this year’s workshops as well as some exciting new ones for 2021.  I am excited about the new photoPXL v2.0 that will launch soon.  I look forward to a new president and hopefully mending so many wounds that have been created in the last several years.  I’ll be happy when we can go out to restaurants, museums, and coffee shops and visit friends without worry and fear.  I can’t wait to travel again and take pictures again.  I anticipate some great new gear being released that will be fun to have and shoot with—so much anticipation for good things to come.

I am thankful that we got through 2021.  Our family suffered plenty with sickness and death in this last year.  Enough already!  I am so happy for all the loyal and appreciative readers of photoPXL.  Every day you realize that what I am doing fulfills my dream to share my passion with you.  I am anxious to move forward.  We have lots planned for the new year.  When it becomes safe for us to get together again, we will be doing some fun projects and new videos and tutorials.

In the meantime, get out your cameras, go out and shoot a bit close by and be ready for what I truly hope becomes a year of normalcy and better health for all of us.

Onward to a new year.

Kevin Raber
January 2021
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 50 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of picture taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can, hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site, as well as Rockhopper Workshops, and other projects, as well as teaching as Artist In Residence at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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