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
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.
Current World Record of distant landscape photography
Barre des Écrins (4.102 m) is in the middle left of the image.
Taken from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m) at 440 Km, before sunrise.
In the rest of the pictures, another summits can be seen further away.
||Marc Bret (Beyond Horizons team)
||Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
||Integrated Zoom @ 1200 mm – f./2.8
||July 16th 2016
Portraying the silhouette of the Barre des Ecrins from the most distant possible summit of the Pyrenees and get a new World Distance Record has been for us the last most recent target. The result is counted in the image: a view from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m.) to the Alps.
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