Category: Pyrenees

263 KM | Marseille – Canigó

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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251 KM | Cantavieja – Posets

Distance251 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 23rd 2014 – 9:30

Another picture from the Historic day of 23rd of December, 2014.

The clearness of that day allowed me to take pictures of almost every peak in the horizon, not even caring about the distance to it

This time, the area around the highest peak in Pyrenees, and the third in height of Spain, Aneto at 3.404 meters above sea level.

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246 KM | Cantavieja – Monte Perdido

Cantavieja II (5)
Distance246 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 23rd 2014 – 9:22

In distant photography  there are good days, and there are days that go to History.

 23rd of December, 2014 was one of this days, as being ultra – clear.

Covering distances up to 260 kilometers in a single picture, maintaining the details as the picture above does can only be achieved in a day with perfect conditions.

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251 KM | Cantavieja – Posets

Cantavieja I (2)
Distance251 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO125 – 1/1000
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 7th 2014 – 16:30

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Clear air conditions above Ebro river and surrounding areas allowed to cover more than 250 kilometers and still mantain details of Posets peak and Perdiguero peak on the right side of the image.

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290 KM | Mallorca – Montserrat / Pyrenees

Panorama composite of 3 horizontal photographs. Click to enlarge.
ByMarcos Molina
CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II @ ISO100 – 1/6s
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400 mm – f/11
+ Canon 1.4x (= 560 mm)
DateFebruary 28th 2010 – 18:06
Click to enlarge

The well-known Montserrat silhouette and the snowy Pyrenees mountains much farther behind, as seen from Mallorca, crossing the Mediterranean sea and entire Catalonia for 300 km. View spotted from Puig Roig summit (1002 m.) at Tramuntana hills.

Click here to see a 3D simulation in a new window
(Ulrich Deuschle panorama)