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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Evening Panorama

A couple of evenings ago this was my view of Brent Knoll seen from 'that hotel' many will have seen high up on the hill overlooking the M5 at Webbington in Somerset. Click HERE for a bigger and better experience!

If you're a frequent listener to traffic reports, this stretch over motorway between Highbridge and Weston super Mare is often at a standstill or a sea of Hungarian trucks and caravans. Given the choice, I imagine for most supping a beer with such view would win over being stuck in the car with screaming kids or moaning backseat drivers as yet another articulated lorry slows the whole motorway down as its selfish driver tries to overtake another lorry at a 0.00000000001 MPH advantage.

What's this go to do with trains? Nothing really other than it uses the technique I'll be writing about in due course for producing a photographic back drop for a model railway, and oh yes, the Highbridge branch of the beloved S&DJR used to run from left to right just beyond the hill in the distance.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Chris,

    I read this with interest, having discovered my Olympus E420 DSLR has a useful panorama assist mode when using an Olympus XD memory card. I've previously used this feature on our little Olympus D353 compact camera and have some nice panoramas of the Aldeburgh/Slaughden area, should I ever build a model of the Slaughden harbour branch...

    Mark.

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  2. as yet another articulated lorry slows the whole motorway down as its selfish driver tries to overtake another lorry at a 0.00000000001 MPH advantage-

    Known in Germany as the 'elephant race'
    A country which thinks two lanes in sufficient for most autobahns.

    Tim

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