443 KM|Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps

Current World Record of distant landscape photography
Barre des Écrins (4.102 m) is in the middle left of the image.
Distance443 Kilometers
ByMark Bret
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.

Want to try yourself? Don’t forget to check our reccommended cameras!

A brief review:

Since we managed to do for the first time a picture of the Alps from the Pyrenees, we try to want to do portraits to other peaks, something more remote.

View the Ecrins in the broad daylight in mid-February thanks to exceptional weather conditions, with help also of a polarizing filter was a huge satisfaction after previous attempts, sometimes collectively as well as individually. I had already portrayed in January of 2015 the Ecrins mountains alsom but with a very faint result.

Last July, from a more distant peak than on previous occasions (in April I get it also from other summit before sunrise) and good weather forecast, it made a great success of visibility. The Barre des Ecrins relatively clearly manifested backlight of a sun in close position below the horizon.

To his left, other peaks of the Alps we also seen. Refractive favorable circumstances allowed to view some other peaks, even that more distant than the Barre des Ecrins. Pic Gaspard, 443 Km, is what has given us this time the brand new World Record of distant photograph of landscapes in our planet.

Some pictures and ilustrations:

Currently Word Record of distant photography to landscapes ground to ground.
World Record picture at 443 kilometers, labelled
Map of sight illustrating the overwhelming distances of this World Record

BP1410099 b
Picture with wide angle
Missing silhouettes few minuts before sunrise
After sunrise
Marc Larroya silhouette (a friend that accompanied me)

Ulrich Deuschle has a simulation of this view here:

All credits go to http://www.udeuschle.selfhost.pro/panoramas/makepanoramas_en.htm

You can also have a look at an interactive view of this simulation here


You can read more extensive explains in these other two webs:

http://horitzonsllunyans.wordpress.com (catalan)

htto://ventanasdeaire.wordpress.com (spanish)


You can seee a lot of more pictures of that day in this àlbum:

And more pics to the Alps of Pyriness of the same author (me) in other albums:

Facebook: facebook.com/horitzonsllunyans     Twitter: @finestresdaire


We are sure that other records will come soon. From the Pyrenees the options are almost finished but any attempt to increase the distance is still possible if atmospheric conditions are especially favorable refractive exceptional transparency. We’re on that. By the other hand, also, maybe next arises from another continent, from another mountain range of our planet. We think it’s really probably.

We will inform you.

120 thoughts on “443 KM|Finestrelles, Pyrenees – Pic Gaspard, Alps

  1. I just want to add a comment.: Congratulations to those fathers that have paid colleges to send all those who believe that the Earth is FLAT.
    Poor parents. You blow your money away!

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  2. I totally believe the Earth is flat and” science” lied to invent a world without Creator. Your soul is priceless, Jesus only can bring it to everlasting life, don’t you see He is the light of the world?
    Thanks for these wonderful picture.

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  3. All of your refraction arguments have been thoroughly debunked by a PhD, many scientists, and so many other laser and mirror experiments. Refraction does not work the way some of you claim — it works the opposite way. You have done zero research into the atmospheric conditions present when the photo was taken to account for alleged “refraction.” J Tolan Media 1, an engineer, has actually taken much longer distance photos than this. He has documentation of all of the elevation and distance angles. He has taken photos of the Rockies and Lake Huron from 1,000 miles away, impossible on a globe, with infrared high res zoom cameras. You need to actually do some research and math. You do not understand how mirages or light works. This photo is consistent with a flat plane.

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  5. Flatty babies, the grown-ups are discussing a serious topic here, go play in your room with your little… crèpes.


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