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Crossing the Canal
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03-SEP-2004 IMG_11014

September 3 2004:
Crossing the Canal

We usually associate high bridges with high terrain or wide rivers, but this one here at Rendsburg in northern Germany is somewhat different. The land here is as flat as a pancake, but the Nord Ostee (or Kiel) Canal sees some very large ships, and as a result the railway north from Hamburg towards Denmark has to gain a considerable height to make clearance for the sea-going vessels.

Here, a train heads from the south and is soon to cross the canal, but immediately after that, it will descend in a spiral to lose height, so that it will find itself at Rendsburg’s railway station at normal level.

Cropped and Resized
Lightened in Levels
Framed: using # F6F9F6

On 3 September last year; ‘Flying Off, Back Soon’

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/400s f/13.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif

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hans 27-Apr-2006 12:03
very interestig! greetings hans from germany! (
Guest 11-Sep-2004 08:10
Interesting story. good picture
Mattias Backström08-Sep-2004 10:38
Great shot! You managed to capture the landscape pretty well here. It's always nice with some kind of short story behind (below) photos like this, so thanks for taking your time to enlighten us a bit :)
Robin Reid05-Sep-2004 16:53
Interesting story ... strong image.
Descend in a spiral? I'd like to see that image!
Chris Brooker05-Sep-2004 10:49
Full of interest and getting it on the curve makes for a pleasing shot.
René Gysi05-Sep-2004 09:49
Very good composed. Beautiful.