Traveling Through America's Backyard
I'll admit that I'm a bit of a train buff. Once a year, I plan a trip around the country. Sometimes I begin in Chicago, and sometimes things get their start in Newton, Kansas.
The journeys usually take ten to twelve days... Just me, on a train, with my camera equipment, and a notepad to record my journeys... Well, actually, the notepad is my laptop.
Train journeys are a great adventure, and for me an excellent way to decompress, and take a bunch of photos. Photography on a train can be a bit twichy; however, if you have a good camera, and understand the process, you can get some pretty impressive shots.
These images are just a few of the thousands of images I've shot from a moving train. If you're interested in reading a photojournalist's impressions of riding the rails, just go to the following site, and click on the journeys.
In addition, I've created illustrations of the Amtrak cars, and have some tips and tricks for riding, and photographing on a train.
The entranceway into Chicago's Union Station beckons travelers with its Art Deco look.