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100 KM | München – Zugspizte

Details on the Summit of Zugspitze. Note the cable car going down on the left.
Zugszpite on a clear afternoon with the setting sunlight coming from the NW.
Distance100 Kilometers
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CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO125 – 1/250 s
LensTS Photo Line 115 mm. f/7 Triplet APO
DateMay 24th 2020 – 19:45

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.

188 KM | Zaragoza – Monte Perdido

Morning view of Monte Perdido Massif from Valdemadera
Distance188 Kilometers
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CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/20 s
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 150mm. – f./6.3
DateApril 2th 2015 – 06:52

Fantastic Morning view with incredible detail on the long distance sights from Valdemadera mountain pass, a few kilometers South of Zaragoza, in Spain.

As usually, the moments before the sunrise are magic: clear air and illuminated background can make very long distance sights possible.

Want to know more? You can always check our Visibility Facts page with tons of information on how to make this pictures on your own!

https://beyond-horizons.org/visibility-facts/

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200 KM | Gran Canaria – Lanzarote

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Close up on Lanzarote island as seen from Gran Canaria. Nice!
Distance200 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon 7D @ ISO640 1/200s
Lens100 – 400 @ 400mm. f/5.7
DateMarch 29th 2020 – 07:58

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!

Thank you Charles for sharing it with us.

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294 KM | Canigou – Mont Ventoux

Perfectly seen under the light of the rising sun, the silhouette of Mont Ventoux!
Lights of the cities of Montpelier and Sête. One can almost count the individual lights!
Distance294 Kilometers
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CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateAugust 12th 2017 – 06:00

Mont Ventoux is a mountain clearly known for the Tour de France, when it provides everyone with a fantastic show.

Nevertheless, this is not the only show provided by Mont Ventoux, as it is an iconic landmark as seen from Canigou, at the other side of Golfe du Lyon.

The view of its shadow, together with the lights of the villages below is something remarkable.

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258 KM | Puig Campana – Puig de Galatzó

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Distance258 Kilometers
ByFernando Prieto Valera
CameraD5300 @ ISO 200 – 1/50
LensTamron 70-300 Di-LD @ 300 mm. – f/8 (450 mm. equiv.)
DateJuly 24th 2018 – 06:50

Suprising view of the highest peaks in the western sector of the Serra de Tramuntana de Mallorca (Puig de Galatzó and Mola de s’Esclop) framed by the solar disk, photographed from the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, crossing the Mediterranean Sea for about 258 km.

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233 KM | Vychodna Wysoka, SK – Borzava, UKR

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Distance233 Kilometers
ByAdrian Sobczyszyn
CameraSony DSC HX300 @ ISO320 1/8s
LensBuilt in @ 94 mm. f./ 5.6
DateSeptember 15th 2019

Just as the sun was rising over the horizon, Adrian managed to capture this image of Borzava range in Ukraine from Slovakia.

A good example of how to take pictures of long sights under low light conditions, balancing ISO Sensibility and Exposure.

Thank you for this input from Slovakia!

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282 KM | Mt. Tahtali, TK – Mt. Olympus, CY

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Distance282 Kilometers
ByKuzey Isik
CameraNikon D3500 @ ISO100 – 10”
LensTamron 18-270 mm @ 270 mm
DateSeptember 20th 2019

Turkey is a place of great sights, and what is best to start with than a picture of Mount Olympus, Cyprus, as seen from Mount Tahtali, Taurus Mountains, Antalya Province, Turkey.

282 Kilometers of pure transparent air across Mediterranean Sea for this fantastic picture of Kuzey!

Thanks for sharing!

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314 KM | Guadagnolo, Rome – Mt. Renoso, Corsica

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Distance314 Kilometers
ByAlessandro De Benedictis
CameraNikon D750 @ ISO100 – 10”
LensTamron SP 150-600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ f./10
DateOctober 08th 2019

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

Who could ever imagine that you can see Corsica from Rome?

But yes, you can! And thanks to Alessandro we now know that one can see it really well! Impressive clear contidions on this day allowed for a crispy view down to the horizon.

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109 KM | Abra Cuyuni – Salkantay

Distance109 Kilometers
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CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
LensTamron 18 – 300 @ 210 mm. f./8 (315 mm. equiv.)
DateNovember 27nd 2019 – 12:55

A great start of the Long Distance Horizons in Peru, with one of the most beautiful and iconic mountains in this part of the Andes.

On our way up Abra Cuyuni – you reach 4.185 meters by car – the view of Salkantay over the Historic city of Cusco is just incredible.

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