Category: Time of Day

276 KM | Mallorca – Penyagolosa, Castellón

Sun setting right behind Penyagolosa peak in Castellón province, Spain, seen from the Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca island.
Cropped image from the original to show better detail
Distance276 Kilometers
ByPedro Miguel Mas Pons
CameraNikon D7200 @ ISO100 – 1/100s
LensNikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 @300 mm – f/8.0
DateSeptember 4th, 2020 – 21:30 h
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132 KM | München – Schrankogel

Distance132 Kilometers
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CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO250 – 1/250 s
LensTS Photo Line 115 mm. f/7 Triplet APO
DateMay 24th 2020 – 19:35

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.

238 KM | Piran, SLO – Alps, IT

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Distance238 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon EOS 7D @ ISO250 – 1/80s
Lens100 – 400 @ 350mm. f/11
DateSeptember 25th 2018 – 18:00

Another great Picture from Charles, this time from the Coast of Slovenia, where in a clear Autumn day he was able to spot the Alps in the horizon.

A classic view of the far distant mountains over the sea line, crossing over the entire width of the Adriatic Sea.

Usually, the light of the afternoon (and the sunrise) will help to detect distant objects, as it improves the contrast ratio between the mountains and the background.

You can always find more in: Visibility Facts

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278 KM | Sierra de Guadarrama – Cord. Cantábrica

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Details on the distant peaks. Most of them farther than 250 kilometers!
Unvelievable view of Torrecerredo from Bola del Mundo in Sierra de Guadarrama
Distance278 Kilometers
ByJosé A. Quirantes
CameraCámara Canon EOS 5D MKII @ ISO100 1/640s
LensSigma 100 – @ 400mm. f/8
DateDecember 30th 2019 – 13:35

Across the flat plains of Northern Spain – although, a plateau – one can clearly see the Mountain Ridge that separates this plateau from the Ocean.

In this magic December morning, the view is incredibly clear, up to the point to see most of the details in the distant mountains with perfect clarity.

Thank you for Jose A. for sharing it with us!

The simulation from Ulrich Deutschle webpage can be seen here:

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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
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.

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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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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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
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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