Le Cengle – Canigó | 276 km.

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By Bruno Carrias
Camera Nikon D5200 @ ISO 100 – 1/320
Lens 300 mm.
Date February 02nd 2012 – 17:58 
If there is a Master when it comes to photograph Canigó peak, he is Bruno.
We are used to have from him several high quality pictures of Canigó taken from various locations around Marseille, and in this case it is no exception.
It comes with a great deal of planification and preparation to capture the sun setting just against the desired target, and in the picture above this is done with absolute mastery.
Thank for Bruno for sharing this with us.
As the Author points out, the picture has been taken from Plateau du Cengle(578m) at bottom of Sainte-Victoire mountain.
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In Flight Pictures – Mont Blanc

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By Ramon Ibarz
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO1000 – 1/250
Location Over Bourdeaux
Date 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.

Samatan, FR – Pic de Maubermé | 78 km.

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By David Guenot
Camera Nikon D5500 @ ISO320 – 1/500
Lens 300mm. @ f/11
Date April 10th 2018 – 09:59
Swifts are long distance birds.
They are used to travel around the globe in order to look for the best climate, and in this journey they stay in Africa during Norhern Hemisphere winter months and then travel North once the summer sets.
As you can see in the picture, there are some swifts flying around, what tells us that summer is approaching. Nevertheless, this is the only sign of warm weather, as the mountains still keep the snow longer than ever.
It has been one of the snowiest seasons in the Pyrenees so far, and this fantastic picture from David Guenot shows it very well.
Thanks for sharing!

Gran Ballon – Mont Blanc | 230 km.

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By Ekki Plicht
Camera Canon EOS 50D @ ISO200 – 1/25
Lens EF 70-200 L IS @ 200mm. + 2x
Date November 1st 2015 – 07:10
Mont Blanc is always an iconic mountain.
Regardless of whether you are travelling by plane, by car next to Chamonix or doing some trekking 200 kilometers away, it is always a shape to recognize in the horizon, and even more when the day is as clean as this one here.
Beautiful details around the peak we can see in this image: while the surroundings are still covered with shadows, the summit as already met the sun and its orange colors are starting to fill the picture.
I now wonder how amazing it would had been to see this scene from the very summit that day.

Samatan, FR – Pic de Soularac | 101 km.

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By David Guenot
Camera Nikon D5500 @ ISO400 – 1/250
Lens Nikon 55 – 300 @ 300mm. f/10
Date October 10th 2017 – 08:32
Here we have a very good picture from our recent contributor David Guenot, showing us the beautiful morning lights over the Pic the Soularac as seen from Samatan, France.
A calm morning on that day provided the very specific conditions that are needed for long distant sights, and the result is impressive.
We  look forward to more pictures from you David!

 

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!

 

Canigó – Barre des Écrins | 412 km.

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks
Overall view of Mont Ventoux and Golfe du Lion
By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña / Marc Bret
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date August 12th 2017 – 06:00
If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó peak looking North East… The complete chain of the Alpes Maritimes together with Mount Ventoux can be perfectly seen on the horizon.
And left of Mount Ventoux an small line of mountains shows up: Barre des Écrins, one of the greatest lines in Europe at 412 km.
No one could ever imagine that such a picture can be achieved in mid Summer, but August 12 is a day that we will remember forever.
Long before sunrise the brilliant horizon cutted the silhouettes above Golfe du Lion and the challenge was achieved.

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