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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Plomb de Cantal – Mont Blanc | 332 km.

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By Yves Courtel
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO250 – 1/4
Lens

NikonLens @ 300 mm. – f./11

Date November 1st 2015
Thank you Yves Courtel for showing us this beutiful picture of one of the very best mountains in Europe: Mont Blanc.
Target in our mountaineering life for may of us, now we can see this peak from as far as 332 km., as seen from the summit of Plomb du Cantal, in the central France massif.
Crystal clear view and perfect atmosphere! Who know how far it could go if some more peaks were shown in the horizon!
As Yves quotes: “It was a perfect day, with the mountains showing up half hour before sunrise. The mountains dissapeared once the sun rose.”
For those trying to reach this summit for a similar view, it is easy to access through a 1:45 hours hike.

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An amazing world were Geography, Mountaineering, Meteorology and Photography come together to achieve sights that are beyond human imagination and to show how beautiful our planet is.

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1. Ultra long distance pictures around the globe:

Currently Word Record of distant photography to landscapes ground to ground.Current World Record of distant Photography: 443 km.

2. Beautiful and distant sunrises:

1bThe most distant sunrise we have ever captured: 388 km.

 

3. Some closer look breathtaking landscapes:

panol.jpgOrtler massif as seen from Reschenpass, Austria – Germany

 

4. Pristine silhouettes backed by the setting sun:

canigoPic du Canigó in the distance captured by Antoine Mangiavacca

 

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Pic de Finestrelles – Pic Gaspard (Ecrins) | 443 km.

Current world record of distance landscape photography

Barre des Ecrins at 440 Km from Finestrelles peakThe silhouette of Barre des Ecrins (4102 m) in the middle left of the image, from Pic de Finestrelles (2820 m)  at 440 Km, before the sunrise.  In other pictures, more left other summits a little more far away.
By Marc Bret (Beyond Horizons team)
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
Lens zoom integrated 1200 mm – f./2.8
Date 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.

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Bieszczady – Pietrosul Rodnei | 216 km.

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By Radoslaw Wierzbinski
Camera Nikon D90 @ ISO800 – 1/15
Lens 70 – 300 @ 300 mm. – f./9
Date December 31st 2015
Another great picture from Radoslaw is what we have here this time. And this is an special picture.
Just because the peak portrayed here is geometrically not visible from the observation point (the highest peak in Poland). That small Romanian peak is appearing due to refraction, that curves the light beams across the atmosphere and allows hidden objects to show as if they were visible.
A great example of how refraction is something to very care about in distant observations.

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Canigó – Sommet de la Frema | 388 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1.25
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date May 17th 2015 – 06:17:25
When we beated the World Record for distant sights almost a year ago, from the same place and at the same time, we never tought we were about to repeat it.
After days of calculation, preparation and planning we were again at the top of Pic du Canigó, just a little moments before sunrise, awating for the view that stopped the time.
Exactly at the forecasted time, and at the very certain place we were waiting it, the sun rose behind Alp-de-Haute-Provence.

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