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
||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!
||Canon eos 5D Mark III
||Nikon f/5.6 600mm (manual)
||February 11th, 2018 – 17:00 h
World Record for the longest line of sight In – Country!
On the way up to the Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca, Balearic islands. Spain’s Mainland can be seen one hundred miles away above the horizon, only under very exceptional atmospheric conditions.
Overview of the panorama from the flight
Mont Blanc over the cloud tops just a few minutes before sunrise – The moment of best visibility
||Nikon D90 @ ISO1000 – 1/250
||August 22nd 2017 – 06:40
When we launched the In Flight picture category, we never thought to find something that impressive.
On groung to ground pictures, more than 300 km. is considered as an exceptional sight, but here we are talking about more than 500 km.
Absolutely a distance that is difficult to imagine.
On the Author’s words:
This photo was taken from a plane, flying over West France, near Bordeaux, 15 m. before the sun rises.
I used Generate a Panorama web, to identify the mountains and calculate the distance to Montblanc, aprox. 538 Km. away.
With the naked eye the MontBlanc highligths in the horizon.
This kind of photos could only be taken few minutes before the sun rise.