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Tractor on the road


A few days ago we went for a hike along the Bruggerberg ridge to get some "aerial" views of our area. I hope you enjoy the photos from that walk I have planned for the next week.

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8 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

This is a nice enough rural scene and that even looks like some farm implement being pulled by a tractor. It would fit right in back home where I live.

Rambling Round said...

Very nice. I look forward to seeing the rest.

Conchscooter said...

Thank you for illustrating why anyone who wants to go faster than 22km/h on country roads needs to ride a motorcycle. I seem to recall from my youth that driving a tractor on a highway is like pogo sticking down the road what with the lack of suspension and the weight being towed. It looks much nicer from afar.

GMG said...

Hi Z! Lovely rural scene! I wonder whether they have compulsory insurance to drive on the roads...

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Shaun said...

One of your best!!!

AB said...

It looks like travelling by bike on that super cycle lane would be faster than going by car and getting stuck behind this tortoise-like tractor.

Z said...

Abe: I wasn't able to identify the object that the tractor is pulling.

RR: Excellent!

Conch and also AB: Four years of living here have smoothed out the impatience I had cultivated during my years in the greater-DC area. If there's a queue, it really isn't very long before the tractor drivers pull off somewhere to allow people to pass. As you can see, there's usually sufficient room to pass the vehicle anyway (he seems to be riding down the center of the road in this photo here, probably because there was no one else on the road at the time). I would gauge a maximum of two minutes being lost to getting stuck behind such a thing. It's not the end of the world.

GMG: Since this is Switzerland...

Shaun: You think so? While it is amazing to have this zoom capability in such a small package, I do kind of wish I had a larger sensor for better detail. But that comes with a larger, heavier camera and a bunch of lenses to juggle, not to mention the king's ransom that has to be forked over. Now the new Olympus PEN that is about to be released. That could be seriously interesting.

GMG: Leave a spot open for me. I'll be by soon!

Shaun said...

I like it alot, and I dont know why. I guess its the contexy in which it is, the lines, the colours everything. It is a nice photo. While you may not have or feel that you dont have the right equipment for some shots, that maybe forces creativity in other ways. It is often not about the equipment.... in fact more often... you know that!!!