Rendsburg High Bridge is a railway viaduct that crosses the Kiel Canal on the Neumünster–Flensburg line. 98 km long Kiel Canal was opened in 1895. The bridge was built between 1911 and 1913. After station of Rendsburg north of the canal, the railway makes a long loop to gain height. The bridge has 42 m clearance above water. The steel viaduct has a length of 2,486 metres and including embankments the structure has overall length of about 7.5 kilometres.
(Title It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) from the album T.N.T of AC/DC, 1975.)
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saxo042 (35900) 2012-10-11 12:37
Apparently a famous bridge, at least for railway enthusiasts. It runs in a fine diagonal across the picture and the big ship displays many colourful containers to enhance the picture. This must be a well known sight for Harriet Kähler, who lives in the nearness.
BennyV (13398) 2012-10-11 13:13
Haha, I was hoping this was an AC/DC song title reference... Also the name of the ship might have inspired you to some good title finds. My favourite element in the picture is that bit of tree which is left in the frame. It's as if the ship just slides in between tree and bridge pillar.
notrap (5310) 2012-10-12 8:43
so you have been in Harriet´s territory!
Nice Photo, good information in your note. I didn´t realize before that a train needs a loop to climb the bridge. Good luck, that nobody asked me to design the rail between Hamburg and Flensburg
Kielia (22361) 2012-10-13 9:52
this is really a very fine photo of this famous bridge that I appreciate very much. The composition is excellent – as already mentioned by Benny. My compliments also for the accompanying notes! That was a successful visit to my region.
delpeoples (50721) 2012-10-13 17:16
Ahh there's nothing like a little Accka Dakka on a Sunday. As kids we used to sing "it's a long way to the top if you want a sausage roll". hehehe. Anyway, to your photo From the angle you took this, it looks like the ship has only just fitted under the bridge. The colours are glorious, very luminous and the image is nice and sharp. A great scene, thanks for sharing.
rychem (16574) 2012-10-14 20:54
It is a beautiful bridge truss, interesting hight structure, you have captured it very well with nice diagonal composition, compliments
macjake (49438) 2012-10-15 3:38
gotta love AC/DC...probably one of the best driving bands to listen to on the hwy!
Not everyone will love this subject, I think its more of a "man's" subject, a 'guy' shot if you will.
But thats fine with me.
love the large tankers, the railway bridge...all thats missing is a dumptruck and a Crane! :)
excellent subjects, attractive lighting.
mirosu (10942) 2012-10-22 3:59
Excellent combination of water- and rail-way. I like your excellently cropped image arrangement with the bridge digonally crossing the frame. Your lower angle viewpoint is very good. The deep DOF is perfect and the ship is an excellent focal point. Well done.!!!
jemaflor (77550) 2012-11-12 12:39
Good composition with bridge and ship, good angle and perspective to give depth at the photo, light is perfect.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (23452)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-31
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos with Titles of Songs 09 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-11 11:55