Turó de l’Home – Illes Medes | 72 km.

By Marc Bret
Camera Canon eos 5D Mark II @ ISO100 – 1/6s
Lens Panasonic Lumix FZ72   f/5.9-1/800
Zoom eq: 214 mm
Date June 15th 2017 – 07:06
Ses Illes Medes, are a small archipelago of the Costa Brava (Catalonia-Spain) and a protected reserve of marine fauna.

From the highest point of the Massís del Montseny (1706 m) the distance is not very long, only about 72 Kms, but often poor visibility does not allow them to be seen. On this occasion however, there was a great ally: The reflection of the sun in those just moments influenced the waters around them and the occasion could not be let out.

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The distant silhouettes generally make up a cut line of relief in front of the sky. This allows the brightness of the sky to be well contrasted and be noticeable. It does not happen the same many times in the closest silhouettes, which if seen from certain levels, are not the last plans of the image and therefore do not cut against the sky and as a result, paradoxically they can be difficult to perkind .

Now … If such silhouettes are for example on a lake or on the sea … if there is a possibility that the sun is positioned close to it and in the right angle, then magical moments may appear. Islands look out!

The virtue of this effect is even more patent, if, in addition, most of the sky is covered by clouds, and only for some part the light enters direct  and precisely guesses the reason we want to contemplate or portray .

This is the stage effect, just like in a theater set where light technicians focus on the scene where the actresses or actors are, and at the same time a rebound effect of the same light, so we could say “rebound effect“.

By the other hand, moreover, at the moments of photography, stratocated altocumules concealed most of the sky and minimized the effects of parasitic light in the ambient, but between the clouds holes the crepuscular rays flooded the sea surrounding the islands.  And as I said, it bounced straight to the summit of Montseny, at 1706 m. height

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(Ulrich Deuschle panorama)

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Djebel Toubkal – Djebel Siroua | 49 km.

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11.jpgOverview to the South from Toubkal Summit with Anti Atlas range in the middle
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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
Date Marz 24th 2016
Today we go to a different continent to continue going on with our distant landscapes. Maybe not into the mark of the +100km. but the definition and clearness of this image absolutely deserves to have a place on Beyond Horizons. After a long way up to my first 4.000 meters peak, Anti Atlas is shown magnificient in the horizon.

 

St. Beaume – Canigó | 302 km.

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By Antoine Mangiavacca
Camera Nikon D600
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date October 29th 2015
High quality input this time from Antoine, Canigó from St. Beaume at 302 km. A classic view that never gets old and even more with this image with superb detail and contrasts.
Antoine quotes: “A wonderful dusk that revealed a clear view of the Canigou and his surrounding, thanks to “udeuschle” I was able to know the max distance of this picture which is 302km. I was theoretically able to see mountains near 320km but they were hidden by clouds.”

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Punta Arenas – Mt. Sarmiento | 145 km.

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By William Burns
Camera Fujifilm Finepix S4900
Lens Built – In
Date October 17th 2016
We are on a rush of fantastic pictures from sea level with this one taken in South America… 145 kilometers of pure clear air to a glacier peak next to Magellan strait.
William describes the picture as follows: “I was fortunate enough to be on the waterfront of Punta Arenas on a clear day. This is the view South over the Strait of Magellan to Monte Sarmiento. I could also see other peaks from the Cordillera Darwin further away to the South East but I cannot identify them as yet, Monte Darwin is 202kms from Punta Arenas.
Excellent site by the way.
Regards
William”

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Monteburo – Velebit Mts. | 201 km.

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By Daniele Prioli
Camera Canon EOS 400D
Lens 300 Milimeters
Date November 06th 2007
Entering in the very honored category of 200+ km for just a thousand meters here we have this impressive image from Daniele, covering a lot of distance even from almost sea level!
Danielle quotes: “Picture taken before the sunset from Monteluro at the height of 189 meters, of Velebit Mountains approx 200 KM over the Adriatic sea with a perfect clear sky due to Bora wind.”

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La Almoda – PN Posets Maladeta | 140 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
Date Apirl 03th 2015
In the village of La Almoda, next to the famous spanish city of Zaragoza, it is an ancient monastery on top an small hill, with some of the greatest short-sight views of the Pyrenees.
From left to right, an overall view of PN Posts Maladeta, starting with Cotiella peak, then Posets, Perdiguero, and the King of hte Pyrenees, Aneto.

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