In December 2011 & January 2012 I took a break from work to travel a bit around the US, staying in Boston MA, Washington DC, New York City and Chicago before travelling for 2 days overland by Amtrak to San Francisco. Here's a small selection of images from the journey. All travel within the US was by train, a wonderful way to travel! I only flew into Boston and out of California.
More images on my 500px stream & a full set including instagram phone pictures can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/julesmattssonphoto/sets/72157628609813885/
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I've always had a fondness for shooting at night, especially around London's inner city areas like the Square Mile, St Pauls, Westminster and along the Thames. During yesterday's rainstorm I couldn't resist dragging the tripod out of hiding and exploring through the sheets of rain around the financial district of the City of London.
Despite forgetting to pack an umbrella and getting odd looks from security guards and police officers on patrol in the area, the camera and I managed to withstand the rain for a few hours and produce some good pictures.
Currently trying out Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro B&W software and it's absolutely wonderful, I think getting the exact, controlled black and white look I wanted in these images would have taken far longer without it.
Images can be viewed on 500px or at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7864615/DW/index.html
A multimedia piece is also floating around my hard drive, with location sound and music, and shall probably make it's way onto the web in d ...
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