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    Default Time-lapse Rotterdam-Amsterdam via the canals

    A 10 minute time-lapse of a special transport from Rotterdam to Amsterdam via the Dutch canals and rivers.
    The camera was mounted at a height of 30 meters.

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    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

    Stay safe but have some fun

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    That was superb, thank you! I am constantly amazed at the level of civil engineering in your beautiful country, this video showcases that nicely.

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    Very cool. The spinning radar array made it look like a wind up toy.
    I'm curious at what speed this tug (?) is cruising. In the beginning few seconds he gets passed by a couple canal barges.

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    That is really nice. But I need to know what the cargo was -- taller than a five-story building!
    -Dave

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    Default Re: Time-lapse Rotterdam-Amsterdam via the canals

    Wonderful! Thank you.

    I wish bridges opened that fast for me...
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    Default Re: Time-lapse Rotterdam-Amsterdam via the canals

    This was the transport:
    MVI_5927.MOV_snapshot_04.00_2020.09.08_15.49.40-1170x658.jpg
    you might recognize the bridge (Boskoop-Waddinxveen)
    They made this film by making a picture every 3 seconds.
    If you look closely you will see they are leaving Rotterdam in the early morning and arrive at the lock into Amsterdam before opening time ( the bridges in Amsterdam operate in the night hours after 2400 Local time)
    It seems to be late summer/autumn so I guess that leaving Rotterdam will be around 0700 LT, arrival at the lock in Amsterdam around 2100 LT, the distance via the canals is approximately 90 kilometers that makes an average speed of 7,5 km which is approximately 4 knots.
    It's a big mistake to underestimate the speed of those canal barges a maximum speed of 12 knots is no exception, on the canals there usually is a maximum speed of around 9-13 km/hour.
    Last edited by dutchpp; 11-11-2020 at 04:49 PM.

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    I have been trying to figure out the method of camera attachment. Clearly not a drone. Nor a balloon. In the video I can see some ropes going to the deck, so perhaps a pole or two mounted on the deck? The image is very stable, and moves left / right with the boat.

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    Default Re: Time-lapse Rotterdam-Amsterdam via the canals

    Was there another tug on the stern? It seems very nerve wracking having a loose tow that large while waiting for all those bridges in tight quarters.

    A very cool city, I would like to visit some day.

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    Default Re: Time-lapse Rotterdam-Amsterdam via the canals

    There usually is a small tug attached to the stern to do the steering in lock's and at bridges, it isn't visible on the picture so I'm not sure.
    I don't know where and how they attached the camera Lupussonic. It's too small to spot on the picture.
    By the way the company which ordered the transport is one of those big Dutch civil engineering companies.
    Last edited by dutchpp; 11-12-2020 at 02:56 AM.

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