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

Current World Record of distant landscape photography

bp1410102-mbret.jpgBarre 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.
By Marc Bret (Beyond Horizons team)
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
Lens Integrated Zoom @ 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: a view from Pic de Finestrelles (2.820 m.) to the Alps.

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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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