Cantavieja – Comaloforno | 255 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 22nd 2014 – 09:09
Moving moutains, or refration doing its job in long distance pictures.
The above images show the very same mountains on the same day, just separated by a handful of minutes. In this time the layers of air are moving enough to change the direction of the beams of light, thus modifying the layout of the complete view.
As you can see, it almost seems that the mountains are growing in seconds!

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Paglia Orba – Mt. Toulonnais | 260 km.

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By Antoine Mangiavacca
Camera Nikon D600 – 1/60 ISO 50
Lens

500 mm. AI – P (+1.4x +2x)

Date August 12th 2017
Antoine always impresses us with beautiful high quality pictures from the area around Corsica and this time is no exception.
Moreover, this is the first time that we publish an image taken during night time, yet another proof of the incredible visibility and clear air that we had during the last August 12th
We can see below that the same mountains were phtographed during the sunset, at night and during sunrise of the following day (in IR)
Thank you Antoine for sharing with us this views!

 

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Marseille – Canigó | 263 km.

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The Peak of the Canigó (2.785 m) portrayed by Alaign Origné from the peripheric zone of Marseille (France) at 263 Km. View of the city in the foreground. Abbaye of the Major is on the left.

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 By Alaign Origné
Camera Nikon D7000
Lens 1.- Nikkor AF-S ED 300mm – f/4
2.- Nikkor Zoom AF-S ED VR 70-300mm @ 145mm
Date 1.- November 01 th 2016
2.- February 16 th 2016
The prominent Canigó, photographed from Allauch, a strategic location (to make photos) next to Marseille, at 320 meters high. To illustrate this singular view we have chosen two images of Alain Origné, an expert photographer specialist in this type of portrays.
The distant silhouette of that mountain from this part of France it’s only perceptible thanks to the influence of atmospheric refraction, as the trajectory of rectilinear vision passes beneath the line of the sea. Actually many people already call “Canigó effect” to the fact when it’s only possible to see a silhouette thanks to atmospheric refraction.
By the other hand, the conjunction with the sun. Obviously it was not coincidence. In concret, from Marseille the succes occur around 8 February and 1 November. Some photographers from distant horizons as Alaign Origné take advantage of the dates to achieve the best images.

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Galatzó – Puntal del Tamborero | 260 km.

Moleta del Tosal and Puntal del Tamborero, two peaks of Aragon region sights from Pic de Galatzó (Mallorca)

By Fernando de Angulo
Camera Olympus SP590 UZ
Lens DF (eq.) 676 mm – f./5  1/125 secons. ISO 125
Date August 8th 2016
One hicking for to see a sunset from one summit of Mallorca turned into a contemplation of distant horizons beyond the line of the sea. In Aragón, far away of Valencia region…  May be the first image from these part of Spain from the island.

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Cantavieja – Posets / Maladeta | 257 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date December 23rd 2014 – 9:30
Another picture from the Historic day of 23rd of December, 2014.
The clearness of that day allowed me to take pictures of almost every peak in the horizon, not even caring about the distance to it
This time, the area around the highest peak in Pyrenees, and the third in height of Spain, Aneto at 3.404 meters above sea level.

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