In Flight Pictures – Ordesa

2Monte Perdido, Marboré and Soum de Ramond rising just over the clouds on sunset
By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Panasonic DMC – TZ70
Location FL350 @ Parque Nacional Ordesa
Date April 18rd 2018 – 21:00

We want to introduce a new category here!

Most times, while in flight, there is almost nothing interesting to see: limitless amounts of villages, clouds and sea.
But, some other times, there are magnificient views outside of our aircraft.
There is never a reason to leave the camera at home.
And to start, a beautiful flight over Central Pyrenees!

 

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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!

 

Cantavieja – Pica d’Estats | 285 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 – 09:12
Again another example of the great day that happened almoste 3 years ago, when almost all the peaks in the Pyrenees were able to be seen from a single viewing location.
Exceptionally good visibility conditions allowed us to see further than 250 kilometers away, covering the whole range, from the peaks in Navarra to the peaks in Cataluña.
In this case, Pica de Estats, the highest peak in Cataluña, is seen here 285 kilometers away.

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Pto. Navacerrada – Espiguete | 249 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO320 – 1/160
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date February 22nd 2016 – 08:40
One of the traditional lines of sights of Spain, that has been many times captured during the last decades, now has a place in Beyond Horizons as well.
A very cold and windy morning of February, just after the sunrise, the conditions were met to achieve more than 200 kilometers, even though the conditions averall were not so good.
Take a look at the building in the bottom right corner!

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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!

 

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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