As a journalist I tend to travel all over the place. One of my favorite things to do is to take Amtrak in the United States on multi-day cross country trips. It offers a view of the country not seen from an airplane or highway. I've recently taken trips from Cleveland to San Francisco and have taken my Belair X 6-12 along with my old Yashica. So far, the outcome has been really interesting and hopefully this will be one of many future posts about my travels.
One of the surprising things I experienced while traveling cross country on Amtrak was the expanse of Great Plains from Chicago to Denver. For someone who had not been west of Chicago until a few years ago, I did not realize that Denver was actually several dozen miles away from the Rocky Mountains.
As I sat down for lunch in the diner car, I started talking with a couple who were from Baltimore and it had been their first time on Amtrak. I assumed they had been on the train for a while, but they had in fact gotten on in Denver. They had done extensive research about their trip beforehand and discovered that while taking the California Zephyr, most rail buffs recommend flying to Denver if you live on the east coast. This ensures that you’ll skip over the monotony of the plains and get right to the “good part”.
I told them I disagreed and that they missed out on a great sunrise over the Great Lakes outside of Cleveland… not to mention a layover in downtown Chicago.
One of the things I noticed as we ate lunch was how the train made sharper and sharper turns as it was going up an incline. We were headed for the Moffat Tunnel, which is a tunnel built on the nation’s continental divide. On the approach, most of the land is grassy and brown, but after the several minutes of darkness through the tunnel, you’re suddenly surrounded by reddish canyons covered in dark green pines.
What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.
My family and I were in Udaipur (India) for a wedding ceremony and decided to travel around the area. We went to Jaisalmer, one of the most gorgeous cities I have ever seen (located on the border with Pakistan) and decided to stop by the remote Thar Desert, which is where these pictures were taken.
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
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Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested in knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
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In the third and final installment of his Russian love story, Herr Willie recalls some of the most memorable experiences from his trips to post-Soviet Russia, including traveling aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway and shooting with the La Sardina for Lomography on assignment, and waxes nostalgic about all the amazing people he had met.
I prefer being outdoors whenever I go on a vacation at the seaside. For this reason, I always choose to stay at a campsite instead of a hotel. This year, I stayed at a beautiful one in the south of Italy. Here is a series of photos which I received a few days ago from the excellent LomoLab service, taken with my Sprocket Rocket. Have a look after the jump!
An ardent globetrotter, esbo takes pride in having been to different places and documenting each of these trips in analogue. Aside from her boyfriend dopa, she considers the LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 as her most trusted companion in making her travels more magical. Read on and discover how she makes her photographs perfect with this fantastic film!
Packing all his essentials in a van, Michael Roy Harris is currently on a road trip around South Africa with his beloved girlfriend before heading to Sri Lanka to exhaust his hard-earned travel fund. To continue exploring the world, he wholeheartedly does all sorts of jobs - from delivering pizza to cleaning barnacles off expensive yachts. In this interview, he shares why the Minolta SRT 201 is the perfect match for his adventurous soul and carefree lifestyle.
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This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.