Pradollano – La Sagra | 120 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
Date March 11th 2016
In a clear day in Sierra Nevada, Spain, enjoying the recent snow, I noticed something rising over the horizon.
A very iconic mountain, La Sagra, was looking at us from 120 kilometers away. It is an isolated mountain with more than 2.ooo meters and a clear view over the rest of the area. Really a good sighting and also a visit worth it!

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Geigelstein – Hintertux Olperer | 89 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandona
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/500
Lens Sigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 240 mm. – f./8
Date November 26th 2016
As the year comes to an end, the snow in the alps is still missing, so perfect timing and conditions for a fast climbing to one of the easiest most convinient peaks in the German pre-alps.
Weather was almost perfect, the sun was heating the scene from the sky and the air was crystal clear. From the top of this modest summit (not even reaching 2.000 meters above sea level) the view covered all the alps in the German – Austrian region, plus other interesting summits around.

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Marseille – Canigó | 263 Kms

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The Peak of the Canigó (2.785 m) portrayed by Alaign Origné from the peripheric zone of Marseille (France) at 263 Km. View of the city in the foreground. Abbaye of the Major is on the left.

For the second picture please look the complete post! For more by J.Pierre Petit here.

 By Alaign Origné
Camera Nikon D7000
Lens 1.- Nikkor AF-S ED 300mm – f/4
2.- Nikkor Zoom AF-S ED VR 70-300mm @ 145mm
Date 1.- November 01 th 2016
2.- February 16 th 2016
The prominent Canigó, photographed from Allauch, a strategic location (to make photos) next to Marseille, at 320 meters high. To illustrate this singular view we have chosen two images of Alain Origné, an expert photographer specialist in this type of portrays.
The distant silhouette of that mountain from this part of France it’s only perceptible thanks to the influence of atmospheric refraction, as the trajectory of rectilinear vision passes beneath the line of the sea. Actually many people already call “Canigó effect” to the fact when it’s only possible to see a silhouette thanks to atmospheric refraction.
By the other hand, the conjunction with the sun. Obviously it was not coincidence. In concret, from Marseille the succes occur around 8 February and 1 November. Some photographers from distant horizons as Alaign Origné take advantage of the dates to achieve the best images.

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Mt. Argentario – Mt. Rotondo | 170 km.

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By Fabrizio Giudici
Camera Nikon D5000 @ ISO200 – 1/250
Lens Nikkor AF-N 180 @ 180 mm – f./2.8
Date December 12th 2009
Fabrizio sent us this clear view of Mt. Rotondo at 170 km. on a windy Winter day.
Corse mountains can be seen from Sourthern Toscana when conditions are good, as in this case when wind and usually clear Winter air allowed the snow in the farthest peaks to be clearly seen above Montecristo and Isola del Giglio.
This distant view has been also published on sites as stoppingdown.

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Galatzó, Mallorca – Puntal del Tamborero, Castellon | 260 Kms

Moleta del Tosal and Puntal del Tamborero, two peaks of Aragon region sights from Pic de Galatzó (Mallorca)

By Fernando de Angulo
Camera Olympus SP590 UZ
Lens DF (eq.) 676 mm – f./5  1/125 secons. ISO 125
Date August 8th 2016
One hicking for to see a sunset from one summit of Mallorca turned into a contemplation of distant horizons beyond the line of the sea. In Aragón, far away of Valencia region…  May be the first image from these part of Spain from the island.

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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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