We’re pleased to realize that finally the Guiness World Records Organization has incorporated among its themes the references about distant lansdcapes. and in concret the longest line of sight on earth photographed (earth to earth), which was not on its menus until now and we see that it has echoed the current one, already for more than 5 years, portrayed from the Finestrelles peak (Eastern Pyrenees) to the Alps.
Obviously we’ve already related about it from a long time, as well as the previous records ones that we previously achieved and therefore it’s not a news for us, but anyway we appreciate the official visibility in the Guiness Book (or the website) of international reference for all kinds of deeds or dreams where the best known to the strangest things or little thought by most mortals concur.
Now we wonder: When and where will we get a new record? All of us and you (readers, friends of the website) can try it. Dreams are beautiful and, in relation it, also, many other adventures are possible in different parts of the world and dreams of new contemplations very far away can come true.
Let’s keep care the planet, our clean atmosphere. And we will see it!!.
The Canary Islands are a place with great potential for Distant Sights, mainly for the great height and the distance between the islands. Usually, the pictures we have received involve the Teide Peak (3.718 m) – this highest in Spain – but in this case the view is from Gran Canaria onto Lanzarote, the first of its kind!
First light on the new TS APO Refractor on the most iconic Mountain in Germany (and also, the highest) which is a landmark clearly seen from München on clear days.
This time, specially clear air allows us to see even the summit facilities.
And, if looking closely, also the very cable from the cable car can be seen descending into the Valley, in Garmisch – Partenkirchen.
To achieve the very high quality of this shot, I have used a technique which comes from Astrophotography and helps reduce the noise of DSLR images to an incredible amount: Stacking.
In Stacking, several images are taken at once (instead of a single shot) and combined in any image processing software (such as Photoshop). This removes the statistically random variablity of noise between the pixels and keeps the original object of the image much clearer.
Such a wonderful place for tourism: trekking, oceans, volcanoes, surf and, of course, distant sights! What a fantastic way to end the day: looking at the highest summit in the Archipielago, Teide, at more than 200 km. away.
Thanks to Nelson for sharing this masterpiece with us!
We have of course a simulation by Ulrich Deuschle:
A part of the Isle of Man and more distant landscapes to the north. Click to enlarge. Really a wonderful wiew from the highest point of Wales, looking to Scotland at 223 Kms.
May be the most distant picture between landscapes in the British islands?
We haven’t notice about anything far awaw!. Thanks a lot Kriss Williams!
We can compare the picture with this virtual panorama. In this case this graffic has been generated for Jonathan Ferranti and also shown in his excellent website: Wiewfinderpanoramas.org. You can read his description also with more details. He’s really an expert about distant horizons also and he developed a simulator of panoramas of high quality. In addition, in his country he’s especially knowledgeable about its landscapes and all its max. potential.
Sony SLT-A99V. ISO:500
Oberture and time
40 mm v:1/4
15 July 2015
Metoffice showed a High-pressure Atlantic ridge began to enter the territory, providing clean and calmer air.On the other hand, we also have to take into account the light factor.At that time of the year, both the light of the morning dawn and the twilight in the afternoon occur in the north quadrant for medium-high latitudes, so this facilitates a good visual contrast due to the screen effect if the air is transparent. That’s for the same reason that we’ve sometimes get distant views of the Alps from the Pyrenees.