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M II A II R II K Aug 15, 2017 6:09 PM

Skylines From Far Far Away Thread
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruimc/21390362505

Chicago From Michigan/Indiana Border


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5708/2...f7c84d3f_o.jpg

initiald Aug 15, 2017 6:30 PM

Charlotte from Grandfather Mountain. Right around 80 miles/129 km away.
http://wataugaroads.com/wp-content/u...llen-Short.jpg
Credit: Kellen Short. Source

Steely Dan Aug 15, 2017 6:37 PM

chicago skyline shots from the other side of lake michigan are always fun.

you need really clear air and a pretty powerful telephoto lens to fully capture the effect.

and a bit of elevation gain from the numerous large sand dunes over there also helps.

i'm quite fond of this one:

http://investigate-nasa.com/wp-conte...10/chicago.jpg
source: http://investigate-nasa.com/2015/11/...ve-calculator/

mousquet Aug 15, 2017 6:41 PM

^ Heck, this is incredible... Nothing short of splendid. Love how both the lake and the sun do justice to it.

Pedestrian Aug 15, 2017 8:46 PM

San Francisco (before the new buildings) from Marin County

http://www.davidsanger.com/images/ba...andhills.m.jpg
http://www.davidsanger.com/stockimag...-13.sfandhills

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...the-bridge.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pinterns/s...rails/?lp=true

Kngkyle Aug 15, 2017 8:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7893624)
chicago skyline shots from the other side of lake michigan are always fun.

you need really clear air and a pretty powerful telephoto lens to fully capture the effect.

and a bit of elevation gain from the numerous large sand dunes over there also helps.

i'm quite fond of this one:

http://investigate-nasa.com/wp-conte...10/chicago.jpg
source: http://investigate-nasa.com/2015/11/...ve-calculator/

Amazing photo but quite old at this point. Everything from the past 15 years is missing. That view would be much more dramatic today and even more so in 5 years when all the south loop projects are completed. The skyline will essentially extend to the left edge of the photo.

Steely Dan Aug 15, 2017 8:57 PM

^ i realize the pic is quite outdated, but it's the best "across the lake" skyline shot i've ever seen, so i had to post it.

LMich Aug 16, 2017 9:28 AM

Downtown Detroit from Metro Beach

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8582/...b6fffb86_k.jpg
Cutting Through by Ross Ellet, on Flickr

Matthew Aug 16, 2017 11:15 AM

Winston-Salem:
This was taken near the Tennessee state line, about 85 miles / 137 kilometres west-northwest from downtown Winston-Salem. It is the longest distance photograph I have of the Winston-Salem's skyline.

http://i.imgur.com/VYaqAs0.jpg
Credit

ThePhun1 Aug 16, 2017 11:59 AM

I don't have a photo but I can see Downtown Houston from the edge of Harris County on a freeway overpass.

initiald Aug 16, 2017 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew (Post 7894434)
Winston-Salem:
This was taken near the Tennessee state line, about 85 miles / 137 kilometres west-northwest from downtown Winston-Salem. It is the longest distance photograph I have of the Winston-Salem's skyline.

Nice shot! Where is that? Hanging Rock? Pilot Mountain?

Matthew Aug 16, 2017 2:25 PM

It's from much further out than that. It's from western Ashe County. The distance was so impressive, it was in a news story, several years ago. You can see layers of mountains increasing in height. From what I've seen, you need a very clear day, the sun likely has to be on the other side of the skyline (notice most of these are just shadows from the back of the skyscrapers with a rising or setting sun behind them), and you need an amazing lens.

Winston-Salem:
View from Fancy Gap, Virginia, taken by SSP/SSC forum member Flash. I found this on SSC, if I remember correctly? It's clear enough to identify the individual buildings. It's 46 miles / 75 kilometres.

http://i.imgur.com/2DRd45I.jpg

Has anyone tried to photograph Winston-Salem from West Virginia? The photograph above is about half-way to West Virginia. Something that surprises me: The Hawthorne Hill Skyline in Winston-Salem never shows-up in distance views? It should be to the right of downtown in the skyline view above. It must be hidden in a valley, behind the tall ridges in the city?

atlwarrior Aug 16, 2017 2:49 PM

Please delete.

M II A II R II K Aug 16, 2017 4:07 PM

https://www.flickr.com/photos/44851979@N03/4557354011

Miami


https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3010/4...2dbff511_b.jpg




https://www.flickr.com/photos/blazer8696/14430937742

NYC - 40 Miles


https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2930/1...d2f01b1c_h.jpg




https://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnha...ng/15323703276

Niagara On The Lake


https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2943/1...ec07f19e_h.jpg




https://www.flickr.com/photos/kurt-b/7219181698

Edmonton


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7239/7...88d9b66a_h.jpg

aaron38 Aug 16, 2017 5:08 PM

Not sure if this is far, far or just far. This is mine of Chicago from the western suburb of Oak Brook, about 15 miles.

http://i68.tinypic.com/10paj5u.jpg

M II A II R II K Aug 17, 2017 4:01 PM

https://www.flickr.com/photos/romeobanias/7072958067

Chicago


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7065/7...e35a5696_h.jpg




https://www.flickr.com/photos/126905876@N04/15106170947

Chicago


https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3870/1...52c71b9c_h.jpg




https://www.flickr.com/photos/8227191004/9ce1257215

Niagara Falls


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8...e1257215_h.jpg

MolsonExport Aug 17, 2017 5:02 PM

MONTREAL

from Whiteface Mountain (NY State)
https://i.imgur.com/up9bFwj.jpg

from Mt. Mansfield (Vermont)
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/27856694.jpg

from the hills in Fairfax (Vermont)
https://vthouseonthehill.files.wordp.../vermont16.jpg

source: https://www.reddit.com/r/montreal/co...ultiple_shots/

JManc Aug 17, 2017 5:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steely Dan (Post 7893624)
chicago skyline shots from the other side of lake michigan are always fun.

you need really clear air and a pretty powerful telephoto lens to fully capture the effect.

and a bit of elevation gain from the numerous large sand dunes over there also helps.

i'm quite fond of this one:

http://investigate-nasa.com/wp-conte...10/chicago.jpg
source: http://investigate-nasa.com/2015/11/...ve-calculator/

Not only is the image amazing (skyline seen despite curvature of the earth) but you can clearly make out Sears, 311 S Wacker, Trump, JHC, AT&T, Aon, Prudential, etc from 60 miles away.

MolsonExport Aug 17, 2017 7:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 7896005)
Not only is the image amazing (skyline seen despite curvature of the earth) but you can clearly make out Sears, 311 S Wacker, Trump, JHC, AT&T, Aon, Prudential, etc from 60 miles away.

http://esq.h-cdn.co/assets/16/01/145...la-tequila.png
tila tequila. yes, she is that stupid/crazy

Reverberation Aug 17, 2017 7:07 PM

Houston:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5779/2...09814ee3_k.jpg


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