The nr.2 line in Trieste, better known as "Tram de Opcina", is a narrow gauge "part-time" cable car. During the most of its 5170m path the car relies on usual adhesion, but in the steeper 800m, where the climb reaches a peak of 26%, the cars leave the propulsion to a couple of shuttles. A strong, 42mm diameter steel cable connects the rising train with the descending one, allowing to climb the first 170m of height difference.
Here the descending train has just left the upper station. Notice that the overhead line is not used on this part of the travel, since all the energy is given by the cable pulley system. On board systems are fed by a back-up battery.
On the background, the Costa Classica is visible, moored to the "Stazione Marittima".
Technical: contrast mask and boosted saturation.
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finlay (1573) 2012-05-27 13:08
I like how you have managed to combine very different modes of transport in the same shot. The cable car catches the eye first and then you notice the large cruise ship in the harbour below. A very well chosen pov to capture this. Well done.
baddori (20157) 2012-05-27 13:44
Forse sbagliavo ma io la chiamavo treno che porta a Villa Opicina ....
La descrizione che fai nella nota è splendida ....
Poco abbrivio e pendenza "stellare"
Foto dinamica con vista mozzafiato
Basso raggio ed alti valori ...se no usciva un albero di natale .
Padronanza in PP.
batalay (39557) 2012-05-27 16:38
You've presented extraordinary depth-of-field with the vantage point and timing, as the narrow gauge tram. In the background is a Costa Line ship in the harbor in Trieste. The colorful and extremely sharp image reveals the gavel, the details of the track and the number of the car.
mirosu (16273) 2012-05-27 23:27
Great composition with the moving tram and cruise ship in BG. Well chosen viewpoing and excellent DOF. The verical format suits very wel to image conent. Well captured & presented Marko.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-06-04 7:29
a nice catch
- Copyright: Marko Germani (markogts) (1130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-26
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-27 12:54