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Pic by me. From Washington Rock State Park. About 29 to 32 miles from NYC. Can see it on the left hand side.



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Another one from the same park. This time, you can see New Brunswick. One of those cases where in person, its apparent, but around mid-center to mid-right, you can see the cluster. Two lone high rises, right by Exit 9 on the NJ turnpike. The highway in the foreground, is Route-22 which leads to Newark/Union. Verrazzano-Narrows, the two 600+ ft bridge-span towers, were also visible (more on the left hand side outside of the shot).

New Brunswick NJ 12 miles from this park.


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Mt. Rainier is an absolutely monstrous thing.
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Here's a neat promotional vid for Oakbrook Terrace Tower that starts with a nice timelapse of the Chicago skyline from about 15 miles away and 30 floors up.

https://vimeopro.com/user32053886/oa...ideo/250394424
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Here's a neat promotional vid for Oakbrook Terrace Tower that starts with a nice timelapse of the Chicago skyline from about 15 miles away and 30 floors up.

https://vimeopro.com/user32053886/oa...ideo/250394424

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Mt. Rainier is an absolutely monstrous thing.
It absolutely is. The first time I saw it, which was when the sky cleared up and we rounded a bend on I-5 near Tacoma, I was actually stunned by its sheer size.

Another time, I saw Mt Rainier from just south of Mt Vernon, which is about 120 miles away as the crow flies. I’ve even seen the tip of Mt Rainier from telephoto shots taken from Vancouver.
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I was on Mount Maxwell on Salt Spring Island in BC and saw a bit of Mount Rainier 250km away on a very clear day. Stunning.
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Chicago from afar. Unsure from where.


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Chicago Over Be Der.jpg by Milosh Kosanovich, on Flickr
Looks to be from here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mi...!4d-86.9116368
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^ that's the Michigan City harbor lighthouse, ~38 miles across the lake from downtown Chicago.
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I learned you have to do that on a very clear day with no haze and low humidity. I was in Michigan City and Warren Dunes (MI) trying to get Chicago's skyline last summer with a huge lens but no dice.
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I learned you have to do that on a very clear day with no haze and low humidity. I was in Michigan City and Warren Dunes (MI) trying to get Chicago's skyline last summer with a huge lens but no dice.
What type of lens do you need for that? Is my EF-S 55-250 mm completely hopeless?
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What type of lens do you need for that? Is my EF-S 55-250 mm completely hopeless?
I used a Canon 70-200 2.8. I wish I had at least a 400mm but it wouldn't have made a difference; haze and humidity would have obscured skyline anyway. Plus it was mid day. That photo above was dusk allowing sunset to make buildings pop out.

@ Molson. That's an incredible shot. White Face (Lake Placid) is pretty far from Montreal especially to be able to get a skyline shot.
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I used a Canon 70-200 2.8. I wish I had at least a 400mm but it wouldn't have made a difference; haze and humidity would have obscured skyline anyway. Plus it was mid day. That photo above was dusk allowing sunset to make buildings pop out.

@ Molson. That's an incredible shot. White Face (Lake Placid) is pretty far from Montreal especially to be able to get a skyline shot.
yeah my cheapo lens is just f/4-5.6, but I figure as long as I use a tripod I'll get enough light. One of the things on my to-do list this summer (assuming covid-19 subsides enough) is to take the train down to Michigan City and try to take some pictures.
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yeah my cheapo lens is just f/4-5.6, but I figure as long as I use a tripod I'll get enough light. One of the things on my to-do list this summer (assuming covid-19 subsides enough) is to take the train down to Michigan City and try to take some pictures.
I had that lens before this one. I think it has Imagination Stabilization so you can still hand hold and get good pics. Once the covids is over, I'll be up in Chicago probably in the fall and might try Michigan City again. I should have a 600mm lens by then.
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