A day at the office

A fisherman at work on Lac Léman - long exposure in black & white

A day at the office
March 26, 2012 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
A minimalistic black & white image of a fisherman at work on his boat on a misty Lac Léman, with the silhouette of the Alps in the back (Johan Peijnenburg)
24mm – f/16 – 1/250 – ISO100 – D3x with 24mm f/1.4

This minimalistic black & white image was taken last week when I was out shooting long exposures along the coast of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in Switzerland. It features a fisherman at work on a boat on the lake, with the silhouette of the French Alps in the background. I shot this quite early in the morning, when the lake was still very smooth (this one is not a long exposure btw).

For the fisherman this was probably just another day at the office. To me it was a very soothing minimal scene that I had to capture. I knew up front that I wanted to render it in black and white to emphasize the tranquility. I hope you like this minimalistic black & white image !?

I shot this with my 24mm f1/4 lens at f/16, to make sure I would also get some nice detail in the mountains in the background. I processed the image in the new version 4 of Adobe Lightroom 4 (without using Silver Efex Pro this time).