Category: Mountain Range

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
By
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.

190 KM | India – Central Himalaya #COVID19 (Special Ed. – Part I)

Everest on the right side of the frame, from Bihar, in #lockdown. Author: Ritu Jaiswal.

We live in difficult and special times. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a series of measures around the world aimed at health prevention and hindering the transmission of the virus. The world economy has suffered a major halt, with the damages that this entails for many people and other problems derived from the more or less forced seclusion of millions of individuals, but collaterally the phenomenon of #lockdown is having other effects. The great decrease in air pollution, especially in the most populated urban and semi-urban areas of the planet.
The decrease in pollution is better health (4’2 milion people die every year in the world due to this factor) and at the same time .. The skies of many parts of the world, suddenly have begun to look cleaner. Visibility has been increasing regularly in its distance potential, highly diminished in recent decades, especially in South and East Asia, but also in regions of the USA and Europe. In some cases the new generations have realized for the first time in their life of mountains that they have always or almost always been hidden from their eyes. In turn, older people have rediscovered them, many with nostalgic feel, from the time when such episodes of good transparency often happened and the only limitations in visibility were given by meteorological aspects.

The global nature of the pandemic and the measures recommended by the WHO that are applied in many countries to varying degrees means that the increase in atmospheric transparency is taking place in many parts of the world, but above all we are going to focus on one country, India, in which the surprises of the people (and not only of the most systemic photographers or observers) have been such that they have spread in the media around the world. Two factors have contributed to this: The fact that the country had been one of the most affected by pollution of human origin and the existence of an immense mountain range, the Himalayas, the largest in the world, in front of their eyes, for all who live in the northern zone.
Our objective when wanting to make an article, was first to report the first case of the vision of these mountains from the Indian plain, but we intuit that more episodes of this type would occur within the period of confinement and as a result, we make a selection of the landscapes that the covid phenomenon has opened before the eyes of millions of people. In most cases, the authors of these photographs have not been professionals in landscape photography, but sensitive people whose admiration for what was discovered before their eyes has made them portray the horizon with cameras or smartphones.April 3rd

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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
By
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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408 KM | Noufonts, Pyrenees – Tête de l’Estrop, Alps

The most distant sunrise
The most distant sunrise
Distance 408 Kilometers
By
Camera Nikon P900 @ ISO100 – 1/1600
Lens F8 zoom 2000 mm eq.
Date July 16th 2019 – 06:20 aprox

May be  the most distant sunrise photographied in the world.

Five years ago, we managed to portray for the first time the cornices of the Alps from the Pyrenees and it was precisely this mountain our goal from the Canigó. In this new occasion the objective has been to portray it better and from further away, from the top of the Noufonts and this is the result. The Estrop partially eclipsing the great solar disk.

Perhaps the astro-landscape photographed further away on our planet, thanks to the peculiar geography that extends between the Alps and the Pyrenees, the clean air and the sun.

 

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174 KM | Izola – Eastern Alps

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Distance174 Kilometers
ByMilan Bališin
CameraSony DSC-RX100 @ ISO125 – 1/500
Lens28-100 @ 100 mm (equiv.)
DateAugust 15th 2018

Milan has sent us these pictures of the Italian, Austrian and Slovenian Alps, as seen from the beautiful Slovenian village of Izola, very close to Trieste city.

The photographs shows us a large portion of this important mountainous area rising directly above the Adriatic sea. In order to better appreciate the distant details, all original full-sized photographs have been cropped.

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276 KM | Le Cengle, Marseille – Canigó

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Distance276 Kilometers
ByBruno Carrias
CameraNikon D5200 @ ISO 100 – 1/320
Lens300 mm.
DateFebruary 02nd 2012 – 17:58 

If there is a Master when it comes to photograph Canigó peak, he is Bruno.

We are used to have from him several high quality pictures of Canigó taken from various locations around Marseille, and in this case it is no exception.

It comes with a great deal of planification and preparation to capture the sun setting just against the desired target, and in the picture above this is done with absolute mastery.

324 KM | Puig d’en Galileu, Mallorca – Pic de Saloria, Pyrenees

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Distance324 Kilometers
ByMarcos Molina
CameraCanon eos 5D Mark III
LensNikon f/5.6 600mm (manual)
DateFebruary 11th, 2018 – 17:00 h

World Record for the longest line of sight In – Country!

On the way up to the Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca, Balearic islands. Spain’s Mainland can be seen one hundred miles away above the horizon, only under very exceptional atmospheric conditions.

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230 KM | Gran Ballon – Mont Blanc

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Distance230 Kilometers
ByEkki Plicht
CameraCanon EOS 50D @ ISO200 – 1/25
LensEF 70-200 L IS @ 200mm. + 2x
DateNovember 1st 2015 – 07:10

Regardless of whether you are travelling by plane, by car next to Chamonix or doing some trekking 200 kilometers away, it is always a shape to recognize in the horizon, and even more when the day is as clean as this one here.

Beautiful details around the peak we can see in this image: while the surroundings are still covered with shadows, the summit as already met the sun and its orange colors are starting to fill the picture.

I now wonder how amazing it would had been to see this scene from the very summit that day.

155 KM | Breithorn – Monte Viso

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Distance155 Kilometers
ByTom Sweeney
CameraCanon IXUS 115
LensBuilt – In Lens
DateApril 14th 2013

Happy New Year!

There is no better way to start this 2018 that with a picture taken from a mountain of more than 4.000 meters!

I would say this is the first image we have like this and the definition os really great.

Monte Viso is a very recognizable mountain in the horizon when the air is clear enough to see it.

Now we wait for the opposite picture, as the view from Monte Viso should be impressive as well!