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

Current World Record of distant landscape photography

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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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Canigó – Sommet de la Frema | 388 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña and M.Bret (only part of the traject in that case)
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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Valdemadera – Midi D’Ossau | 184 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1.25
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./7.1
Date April 2nd 2015 – 07:02
Nothing like early morning pictures to show the best and clearest air of all day.
From a new sightning location, at just 1 hour driving South of Zaragoza city, the whole center of Pyrenees range shows up at an average of 170 km.

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Canigó – Tête de Chabriere | 381 km.

When this picture was taken, it became the distant sight world record.
It was overtaken by this picture at 388 km. and then by this picture at 443 km.
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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña  / Marc Bret
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1250
Lens ED80 APO Refractor Telescope
Date July 13th 2014 – 06:15:41
After days of researching, Marc discovered that certain peaks in Maritime Alps range will show in front of the sun at sunrise near summer solstice. Even better, this event will became in a new world record for distant sighting.
Here it is.

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Mont Caro – Mallorca | 240 Km.

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By Marc Bret Gumà
Camera Panasonic Lumix DSC-FZ72 EXR @ ISO160 – 1/160
Lens 215 mm (equiv. 35mm: 1800mm) @ f/8
Date January 15rd 2015 – 08:17
Three and a half weeks before and after the winter solstice, the sun rises behind Sierra de Tramuntana in Mallorca island, as seen from a summit in southern Catalonia. This is helpful to portray those mountains, which would otherwise require higher transparency.

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