Category: Sunrise

188 KM | Zaragoza – Monte Perdido

Morning view of Monte Perdido Massif from Valdemadera
Distance188 Kilometers
By
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.

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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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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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309 KM | Cantavieja – Bastiments

Cantavieja II (19)
Distance309 Kilometers
By
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 m. equiv.)
DateDecember 22nd 2014 – 08:59

A very faint Bastiments peak is almost entirely covered under the horizon, if not for the great conditions of Anticiclonic Inversion, which lead to one of the farthest In-Land (withour covering the sea) Lines of Sight in Spain.

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

The most distant sunrise
The most distant sunrise
Distance408 Kilometers
By
CameraNikon P900 @ ISO100 – 1/1600
LensF8 zoom 2000 mm eq.
DateJuly 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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