Category: Alps

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.

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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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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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!

158 KM | Serra del Monte – Monte Viso

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ByFabrizio Giudici
CameraSony a6000
Lens Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
DateNovember 7th 2015

From a nice village in the Apenins Mountains in Italy there is a very over the Alps that can be really beautiful. Our great contributor Fabrizio Giudici is located near this magnificient viewpoint and always tries to find the best possible picture of Europe’s highest mountains.

Here it is a perfect example of that.

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196 KM | Grignetta – Mont Blanc

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Distance196 Kilometers
ByAdrian Sobczyszyn
CameraSony HX300
LensBuilt – In Lens
DateSeptember 5th 2017

Here we have a great idea to see the main chain of the Alps from the distance with great results!

And it is even next to the magnificient place of “Lago di Garda”, so double the reason to go there and have a look. It seems it will be impressive to see a clear sunset from there on a good day!

Thank you Adrian for sharing this with us.

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412 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – Barre des Écrins, Alps

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Close up on Barre des Ecrins and surrounding peaks with the telescope in Nikon camera.

Click to enlargeWide Panoramic composition of the Gulf of Lion. Click to enlarge for to see better the words and details. Camera: Panasonic.

Distance 412 Kilometers
By Marc Bret
Cameras

Panasonic Lumix FZ70.

Nikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 2.5 s

Lens

Zoom integrated lends in Panasonic.

ED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.) for the Nikon.

Date August 12th 2017 – 06:00

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If there is a picture that we always wanted to get is the view from Canigó of the Alpes.

Left of Mount Ventoux, an small line of mountains shows up: Barre des Écrins, one of the greatest lines in Europe at 412 km.

No one could ever imagine that such a picture can be achieved in mid Summer, but August 12 is a day that we will remember forever.

Long before sunrise the brilliant horizon cutted the silhouettes above Golfe du Lion and the challenge was achieved.

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388 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – St. de la Frema, Alps

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Distance388 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1.25
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateMay 17th 2015 – 06:17:25

When we beated the World Record for distant sights almost a year ago, from the same place and at the same time, we never tought we were about to repeat it.

After days of calculation, preparation and planning we were again at the top of Pic du Canigó, just a little moments before sunrise, awating for the view that stopped the time.

Exactly at the forecasted time, and at the very certain place we were waiting it, the sun rose behind Alp-de-Haute-Provence.

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