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Charlotte from Grandfather Mountain. Right around 80 miles/129 km away.

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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:


source: http://investigate-nasa.com/2015/11/...ve-calculator/
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^ Heck, this is incredible... Nothing short of splendid. Love how both the lake and the sun do justice to it.
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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:


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^ i realize the pic is quite outdated, but it's the best "across the lake" skyline shot i've ever seen, so i had to post it.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


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



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?
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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.

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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:


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.
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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.

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