44 thoughts on “About Robin Kent

  1. Robin, I’m not even sure how I came across your blog, but I am absolutely delighted that I did. I am a NoVA native myself and enjoy the photographic opportunities presented by being in the nation’s capital, but your photos are breathtakingly beautiful! I have so much I want to learn, and photos like yours certainly help me along my way. I’m looking forward to following you!

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    • Thanks for finding me and for your very kind comments. You’re right about this area; there are numerous opportunities no matter what your interests. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  2. Hi Robin,

    I just went through some of your post and I fell in love with your photographs. I absolutely love the work you’re doing. Can’t wait to see more and keep it up 😉

    Klaudia.

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    • Hi, Vanessa. Thank you for your note and the story about how you found me. I had no idea that “Around the World..” post had been written. At first, I thought you were thinking of some other photographer, but I did a quick search of the title and sure enough, there it was. Needless to say, I was pretty excited. Anyway, many thanks, and I hope you will visit again.

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  3. Hi Robin, thanks for stopping by my blog, you have some lovely images and I might have missed them otherwise. I love the title of your blog – stop, look, and see. so appropriate for a photoblog! I look forward to seeing more.

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  4. Just quickly browsed through your nature pictures on your website and I have to say you get the Robert seal of approval for great photography! Not that I am a perfect photographer myself I still have yet to afford a nice camera to use! Have you ever thought of photographing the Aurora Borealis? It is on my bucket list and I was thinking it might inspire you somehow. Love the shots though keep em coming!

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    • Thanks very much for your comments (and the seal of approval). It’s always good to get feedback. Actually, I have made one attempt at the Aurora Borealis but it didn’t turn out well. I see from your blog that this is Number 1 on your bucket list number of years ago, so here’s my tale of woe. I flew up to Fort McMurray in Alberta for a 3 night session of northern lights photography. Short story long: 3 days of cloudy skies and intermittent rain except for about 30 minutes when there was a partial view. No keepers. More recently, I had better luck with a Michael Frye workshop in Yosemite NP where we had clear skies for the Milky Way. That will most likely be a future post. And I might go after those northern lights again. You never know when the right opportunity might come up. If you go after the lights, sign up for a 7 day stayover.

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      • Thank you for the advice! When I save up enough I’m going to get a good camera for the job and find the optimal times to go. I am 100% determined to get amazing shots though and to also enjoy the show as well! That’s a real bummer you weren’t able to get anything good out of your trip but you should definitely try again! Another kind of shot I want to get is a time lapse somewhere where the sky is clear and starry.

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  5. Yes, I’ve seen some excellent examples of time lapse and would love to be able to do it, but after some preliminary investigation, I’ve concluded that getting a really good result may be more of a challenge than I’m willing to take on. My mistake was tripping across Tom Lowe’s work. If you haven’t already seen his stuff, search online for “TimeScapes” and the Vimeo clip “Rapture.”

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  6. Hi there 🙂 I couldn’t find your MMC image but I wanted to tell you that it is FANTASTIC!!! Really great. Have you ever heard of Mabry Campbell? He has some wonderful architectural shots that have similar compositions although they are long exposures mostly.

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    • Hi, Laura:
      Good to hear from you; not sure what you meant about not finding the MMC image. Anyway, thanks for the compliment. I was not familiar with Mabry Campbell, but I am now. I took a quick look at his website and was very impressed. I’ll be going back for a more thorough look after I get some time later tonight. Thanks very much for the lead. BTW, I thought your MM #9 image was terrific.

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      • Oh, sorry I was unclear. When I clicked on your main blog link in the MMC #9 list, it didn’t go directly to your image posted in the challenge. Glad you like Mabry! He’s one of my faves! Thanks for the compliments on my image too. 🙂

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  7. OK, I see. That’s because it isn’t on my blog or my website. It’s the Sydney Opera House, taken quite some time ago. I’ve been photographing for a long time, but I’m a rookie blogger. Mabry Campbell is really good. The idea of long exposures in daytime when you aren’t doing something like a waterfall is a new one for me. I’ll have to study this……

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  8. Hey! You’re a wonderful photographer. But please do give history and description of places you visit. The significance why is that place there. Because that’s what adds to the beauty of image. Why you took a photography of that monument! You gave a very good description of Washington Memorial, I remember. I was also looking forward to some history about Eiffel Tower and that fountain.

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  9. Hi Robin. I am ready to send you information regarding the photo tour you expressed interest in by commenting on my ‘Sneak Peek’ blog post but I cannot find your email. Please provide me with your email if you would like the information. I could find no other way to contact you. You can trash this comment.

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  10. Hi Robin! I spent quite a bit of time this morning going through the galleries on your website. I must say, I’m so impressed and inspired! Washington DC is one of my favorite places to photograph, and you’ve given me new incites on locations! I love the view you present in your photos!

    Cyndi

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  11. Hello Robin, I am over from Leanne Cole’s blog, I had to “follow” you and yourr photographs, they are incredible. As I was reading these comments on your about page I see that you tried to capture the Northern Lights without much luck. I used to live in Fairbanks, AK and the views of the Northern Lights were incredible. I know you live far from Alaska, but there are so many clear nights in Fairbanks. It is one of those great places where it is a true adventure to visit, or live for that matter, and Chena Hot Springs prides itself on Northern Lights viewings through out the fall, winter and spring.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work, thank you for sharing.

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    • Hi, Carrie, thanks so much for the Follow. I really appreciate your comments. And yes, we did have bad luck with our trip to see the Northern Lights. We did manage to get a glimpse, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We have been to Alaska on several occasions, not for the Northern Lights but the wild scenery of Denali, Glacier Bay, and the Kenai peninsula. Those were fantastic trips and you’re right. We really should get back. I’ll definitely check on Chena Hot Springs. Thanks for the lead.

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  12. Ditto for me, thanks to Leanne Cole’s site, I’ve discovered yours! Although I live from the DC area, I’ve visited many times, enjoy stumbling upon new places – and thanks to you, I’m finding out about more, such as the Bartholdi Gardens. Hope to visit it next time around. Thanks also for your informative guidance on technique, much appreciated!

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  13. Thanks Robin. Pleased to have happened on you here and to encounter your beautifully composed images. Further exploration to come. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

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  14. Hi Robin, I’ve just stumbled across your blog and have been blown away by your photography. I look forward to following you and seeing how I can raise by photographic bar! I LOVE your images!

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