120 KM | Pradollano – La Sagra

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Distance120 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandona
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
DateMarch 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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263 KM | Marseille – Canigó

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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.

Distance263 Kilometers
 ByAlaign Origné
CameraNikon D7000
Lens1.- Nikkor AF-S ED 300mm – f/4
2.- Nikkor Zoom AF-S ED VR 70-300mm @ 145mm
Date1.- 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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170 KM | Mt. Argentario – Mt. Rotondo

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Distance170 Kilometers
ByFabrizio Giudici
CameraNikon D5000 @ ISO200 – 1/250
LensNikkor AF-N 180 @ 180 mm – f./2.8
DateDecember 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 Southern 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.

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260 KM | Galatzó – Puntal del Tamborero

Moleta del Tosal and Puntal del Tamborero, two peaks of Aragon region sights from Pic de Galatzó (Mallorca)
Distance260 Kilometers
ByFernando de Angulo
CameraOlympus SP590 UZ
LensDF (eq.) 676 mm – f./5  1/125 secons. ISO 125
DateAugust 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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443 KM | Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps

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A thin line of Mountains rises over the Horizon: The Alps, with Barre des Écrins (4.102 m) in the middle left of the image.
Distance443 Kilometers
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CameraPanasonic Lumix FZ72 @ ISO100 – 1/250
LensIntegrated Zoom @ 1200 mm (equiv.) – f./2.8
DateJuly 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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210 KM | Mont Caro – Monte Perdido

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Distance210 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/400
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 122 mm. – f./8
DateDecember 26th 2015 – 17:23

After a long day maintaining its status as the third highest peak in the Pyrenees range, Monte Perdido is covered with red light from the setting sun.

Actually, this is the reason why Pyrenees have this name: Pyros in latin language, means fire.

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203 KM | Mont Caro – Comaloforno

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Distance203 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/320
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 26th 2015 – 17:30

Mont Caro is an isolated mountain located very close to the Mediterranean Sea on the East coast of Spain.

Its height has made it famous for its hurricane force winds when a low pressure system comes close to our country and NE winds blow throught the Ebro valley nearby.

In this case, its height allows us to achieve magnificient views during the evening.

When I arrived to the Summit of Mont Caro, that can be easily reached by car, the situation was not so good, as the mountains in the distance were visible but the details were missed up by daytime turbulence and light scattering.

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216 KM | Bieszczady – Pietrosul Rodnei

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Distance216 Kilometers
ByRadoslaw Wierzbinski
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO800 – 1/15
Lens70 – 300 @ 300 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 31st 2015

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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183 KM | Bieszczady – Łomnica

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Distance183 Kilometers
ByRadoslaw Wierzbinski
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO200 – 1/160
Lens70 – 300  @ 109 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 31st 2015

Radoslaw has sent us this amazing picture of Tatra Mountains where all distant peaks covered are shown in an amazing detail, with all ridges and summits perfectly defined and appearing beautifully above the horizon.

This image is a clear example of how snow covered mountains are key for distant obervations, together with a very clear air as the one this picture suggests.

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