It was a great & sunny September day on the top mountain railway station of Rigi Kulm (1800M). The peak of Mt Rigi is only a short walk from here. It's great to be above the cloud and to see the lakes of Luzern below through the clouds. Impressive views of the surrounding mountain ranges too. Switzerland has always been good to me ... always welcoming me with fantastic weather for walking & photography.
Take a look at the toothed racks in the middle of the railway tracks. These interlock with cogwheels fitted below the locomotives. The cogwheel railways from Arth-Goldau and Vitznau operate up to the Rigi Kulm the whole year.
Have a nice weekend. Regards.
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parbo (11092) 2008-04-26 2:49
Red tram is very attractive under splendid blue sky. Your well chosen POV adds good depth and valuable passengers there. Excellent quality of scanning, very clear, all natural colors. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend.
belido (19934) 2008-04-26 8:47
long time I don't see posts from you...very nice perspective of the railroad. It guess you have a wonderful view from there. The image is clear and it comes with great luminosity. I like your choice for this saturation. It's vivid and attractive. Well done!
toto (0) 2008-04-27 1:57
belle photo de cette vue sur ce train qui est arrivé dans les nuages, jolies couleurs et bonne netteté de l' ensemble.
Bonne profondeur de champs et beaux jeux avec ce mélange de nuages bas, et de cette nuée qui semble leur tomber dessus.
Bien vu, merci du partage.
Graal (103038) 2008-05-07 23:13
an interesting place and scene. Dangerous POV. Fine colours and composition. I like it.
ktanska (28995) 2008-05-13 3:46
I missed this one while I was offline.
Splendid weather high up there. Rails create a strong perspective. And the background reveals we are high above valleys on the Alps. I've been there once, but unfortunately clouds covered the views.
Correct location would be Schwyz >> Rigi.
foozi (7101) 2008-06-19 17:03
really q great shot here. Excellent perspective , lines and scenic beauty. Very clear and rich in its story too. The contrasting colours, between the train and the sky give the pix a great impact as well as the dramatic clouds.
NB; To retain your EXIF data, it is best you work straight from the memory card and you do you PP by using only one software only. Dont copy or transfer from memory card to computer.
I used to lose exif data previously becuse of this ignorance. This is my way, I think there are many othe experts too, like Jusni
abulafia (4900) 2008-07-21 23:50
This does indeed look like a postcard, wonderful weather and nice colors, looks like Switzerland alright:)
I would like to try these mountain railways one day, must be some extraordinary sights.
- Copyright: latiff ttdi (ls7902) (7348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-13
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon Rebel XT, Canon 17-85mm EF-S IS USM, Kenko Circular PL 67mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Luzern-Vitznau-Rigi Kulm-Arth Goldau [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-26 1:59