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!

 

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Reikyavik – Snaeffeljokull | 117 km.

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By Josep Manchado
Camera Nikon D7100
Lens

Sigma Lens @ 500 mm.

Date July 29th 2007
Great start for the new category “Iceland”!
We didn’t have any picture from this beautiful island before, but Josep Manchado has surprised us with this great view of the volcano Snaeffeljokull.
The picture is taken from near Reykyavik at almost sea level. Always impressive when the silhouettes of distant peaks appear above the horizon, and even more when is it more than 100 kilometers away

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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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Piemonte, IT – Matterhorn | 183 km.

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By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Sony Alpha 6000
Lens

FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS @ 151 mm. – f./6.3

Date November 27th 2015
Here we have an amazing view taken from near the Apennines, in a Natural Park called Parco Naturalle delle Capanne di Marcarolo.
A place with a great potential for distant sights, as it offers a very good position to view over the surrounding mountains: all the Eastern Alps at once!

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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 beautiful 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.

Bastiments (Pyrenees) – Gulf of Lyon, Alps and Mont Ventoux | 436 km.

Winter Morning view of the Alps
Photograph achieved in a day of great transparency, from the Bastiments with little focal length to frame some silhouettes of the Alps and Ventoux behind of the Gulf of Lion, in complete daylight.
By Marc Bret
Camera Panasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/125
Lens Nikkor AF-N 180 @ 187 mm – f./5.5
Date February 21th 2016   11:06 am
Getting to see the Alps from the Pyrenees seemed an extremely difficult goal a few years ago.  No photos existed, or at least were not published. Achieving it in complete daylight without the help of the alignment of the sun or the dawn screen effect still seemed more difficult.

Alps sectors with more zoom, and a little over contrasted, to ease the view of the details.  One album with other pics of that day can be found here. The panoramic simulation of Ulrich is available here. The Doigt de Dieu was the most distant summit and the World Record for distant pictures until July of the same year. Currently World Record is from  another summit of the Pyriness although in this case with a contemplation before the sunrise.

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