Random Frame: Ferns in Shenandoah, Virginia

Saw these babes while killing time with a trail run. See more here.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: Ferns in Shenandoah, Virginia

Saw these babes while killing time with a trail run. See more here.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

itsprocrastination101 asked: “Hi! I truly love your blog. Your photos convey a stark realism and the expansive beauty of nature in a way mine never can. I've finally decided to take a leap of faith and make my own photography blog, and was wondering if you could share any tips on running one? I'm continually impressed and awe-inspired with your adventures and photos.”

I still think I’m pretty bad at running a photo blog considering this blog has a crazy number of followers but some things only get like 4 notes NOT THAT I’M COUNTING OR ANYTHING.

Maybe… maybe I’m just getting followed by… haters.

But um I think don’t take it too seriously and post stuff as often as you can because the internet is like a horrible child that just wants more and more and hates you if you give it anything less than it got before. Otherwise just constantly be working on being better as an artist. I have had a lot of thoughts lately on how I could be better as an artist but I won’t bore you with those.

Random Frame: Buzzards
During my crazy dirt road century in Colorado. You know you’re bonking hard when buzzards start circling.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: Buzzards

During my crazy dirt road century in Colorado. You know you’re bonking hard when buzzards start circling.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: MPLS Fisherman
That haaaaaaat.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: MPLS Fisherman

That haaaaaaat.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: Scrub
It’s scratchy, it’s tough, and it’s beautiful.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 160NC

Random Frame: Scrub

It’s scratchy, it’s tough, and it’s beautiful.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 160NC

Random Frame: NASA Airplane Hanger
You know I bet half the reason so many planes got shot down like crazy during the 20th century was because they looked like horrible, flying monsters.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

Random Frame: NASA Airplane Hanger

You know I bet half the reason so many planes got shot down like crazy during the 20th century was because they looked like horrible, flying monsters.

Camera info: Yashica T4 with Kodak Portra 400NC

TALK TO ME

STOPS

New Orleans        San Francisco         San Antonio

Oakland                Austin                     Portland

Los Angeles          West Glacier          St. Louis

Philadelphia          Washington, D.C.    Whitefish

New York City      Seattle                   Denver

TRAINS

The Sunset Limited        The Coast Starlight

The Empire Builder        The City of New Orleans

The Cardinal                   The Pennsylvanian

The Capitol Limited        The California Zephyr

OTHER INTERNETS

More photos, and sneak peaks, on instagram.

Thoughts and other nonsense on twitter.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

"JUST GET ON A TRAIN AND FIND THINGS."

That's all the planning I do.

Using Amtrak to travel around the western US, I started Railpass as a 15-day train trip to circle western America, explore new areas throughout the U.S., have surprising adventures, and document the experiences.

Taking only a few cameras, a bicycle, and a change of clothes, each stop on that route was a full day's worth of adventure. The train rides between destinations offered a chance to talk to other rail-travelers, recuperate, and (of course) blog here.

This blog started as a photo-journal of that trip, and continues to be updated with further adventures via train.

WHO MAKES THIS

My name is Brent Knepper.

I'm a freelance photographer from Chicago, IL. My first Amtrak trip happened when I skipped class in high school and took my bmx bike with me from rural Virginia to New York. My parents have since forgiven me.