Have you ever wondered what is that distant mountain?
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Check it out! Distant sight World Record (443 km in a single picture!)
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An amazing world where Geography, Mountaineering, Meteorology and Photography come together to achieve sights that are beyond human imagination and to show us how beautiful our planet is.
443 km. from Pyrenees to the Alps
Canigo as seen on sunset
Hintertux Olperer, closer distance
Comaloforno in a clear day
Beautiful lake and distant landscapes
Mallorca as seen from Barcelona
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Timeline of a World Record
In our daily life, the horizon is usually a translucid distant line, where objects get dim after a short distance.
Imagine all things affecting visibility: Geometry, Meteorology: Air Pollutants, Atmospheric Physics… It may seem complex, but from time to time conditions arrange so that we can see farther than usual.
And there are moments where we can see longer than anyone else has seen before.
It requires a great deal of coincidence for all possible parameters to allign so that we can see ultra distant objects. Deep knowledge, precise planning and perfect execution are also in the game.
It is not easy to reveal those distant landscapes, but the result is absolutely worth it.
It makes us feel lucky to be there. Photographers are lucky to be there. And is also of big responsibility.
They are the only ones out there, with the beautiful task to capture this moments, and give them to the world to admire.
This is our collection of the farthest shots ever captured.
Let us know if you have managed to beat the record: In Beyond Horizons we aim at being the worldwide check for any new World Record attempt.
Finestrelles, Pyrenees to Pic Gaspard, Alps
Small portion of a very wide panorama with more details and quality.The image was not observed with the naked eye or with a normal telephoto lens because the atmospheric transparency was not good enough, but it appeared thanks to infrared radiation and the photoshop process. Almost sure it’s the first image of the basilica obtained from the summit of the Canigó.
||Reflex camera specially adapted to collect infrared radiation
|Type of picture
||Only infrarred 1000 nm.
|Process and composition of the panorama>
||Panorama composed from 19 images, each of which obtained, by photoshop treatment from 36 infrared photographs. The reliefs and the basilica were not visible to the naked eye in the frequency of the visible spectrum.
||September 12th, 2019 – 19:15 h
For a couple of centuries many observers and photographers have observed the silhouette of the Canigó from Marseille on certain occasions, but never an image in the opposite direction had been obtained, showing Marseille. Until now.
||Sony DSC-RX100 @ ISO125 – 1/500
||28-100 @ 100 mm (equiv.)
||August 15th 2018
Milan has sent us these pictures of the Italian, Austrian and Slovenian Alps, as seen from the beautiful Slovenian village of Izola, very close to Trieste city. The photographs shows us a large portion of this important mountainous area rising directly above the Adriatic sea. In order to better appreciate the distant details, all original full-sized photographs have been cropped.
Some of the most distant or prominent mountains are:
292,7º – Cima Quarazza (2530 m) 174,4 km – Largest distance
294,7º – Cima d’Asta (2847 m) 173,8 km
300,9º – Cimon della Pala (3184 m) 164,3 km
301,2º – Cima della Vezzana (3192 m) 164 km
310,2º – Pelmo (3168 m) 152,9 km
313,7º – Antelao (3264 m) 147 km
333,5º – Hohe Warte/Monte Coglians (2780 m) 132,6 km
008,5º – Triglav (2863 m) 94 km
Thank you Milan for sharing your pictures with Beyond Horizons!