The Flåm Line

Picture by bjosted


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  • August 26, 2014
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  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Ef-s 18-135 f/3,5-5,6 IS
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2.0.+2
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes

15 Comments

26 Aug 08:10
bjosted

The Flåm Line (Norwegian: Flåmsbana) is a 20.2-kilometer (12.6 mi) long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm in Aurland, Norway. A branch line of the Bergen Line, it runs through the valley of Flåmsdalen and connects the mainline with Sognefjord. The line's elevation difference is 863 meters (2,831 ft); it has ten stations, twenty tunnels and one bridge. The maximum gradient is 5.5 percent (1:18). Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, the Flåm Line is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third-most visited tourist attraction in Norway. Construction of the line started in 1924, with the line opening in 1940. It allowed the district of Sogn access to Bergen and Oslo via the Bergen Line. Electric traction was taken into use in 1944; at first El 9 locomotives were used, and from 1982 El 11. Until 1991, the train connected with a ferry service from Flåm to Gudvangen. In 1992, freight services were terminated, and due to low ticket prices and high operating costs, the line was nearly closed. In 1998, Flåm Utvikling took over marketing and ticket sale for the line, prices were heavily increased and El 17 locomotives were introduced. The trains remain operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB), while the line itself is owned and operated by the Norwegian National Rail Administration.

26 Aug 13:31
pixel_komando

cool train, the sky is a little bit dark, no? nice process as always

26 Aug 13:42
bjosted

It is just before a havy thunderstorm. Weather is changing all the time up here. unpredictable

26 Aug 15:34
flipd1

I dream of skies like that LOL

26 Aug 15:53
fredzhang

10

26 Aug 16:19
sanz3jo

10

26 Aug 16:47
digicam

Excellent! Agree with Phil on the Sky. Favorite!

26 Aug 17:11
inkslinger

10...Another superb view Bjorn. Subject: 10, Composition: 9.5, Process: 10 = 9.8...The only reason I worked at 9.5 for composition is I feel the engine is a bit too tight to the right edge of the frame..

26 Aug 17:24
bjosted

I put the engine so close to avoid a lot of people who moved around like sheep on the platform. It would keep me busy for weeks to deghost those herd. LOL :)

26 Aug 17:50
gedmas

In my humble opinion: subject - 10, composition - 10, process - 10. Overall - 10.

26 Aug 19:12
jimmybobsa

Superb Bjorn

26 Aug 21:19
chema

10

26 Aug 21:44
darrellburnett

Yep, a 10 from me too.

27 Aug 10:14
yvesd

joli

28 Aug 14:57
daivpi

10

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