Alpine lake reflections at sunset

Landscape photograph featuring last light at a small Alpine lake in Switzerland

Alpine lake reflections at sunset
May 31, 2012 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
Alpine reflections in a half frozen alpine lake called Lej Pitschen near the Bernina pass in Engadin, Switzerland, with the Piz Cambrena (3606m) in the background. (Johan Peijnenburg)
19mm – f/11 – 1/125sec – ISO200 – D3x with 14-24 f/2.8

I published many black and white (long exposure) images lately, so I figured it was time again to post in color 🙂

This photograph features a small Alpine lake called “Lej Pitschen”. It’s located at the top of the well-known Bernina pass in Engadin (canton Graubünden in Switzerland). In the background you see the mountain Piz Cambrena, which has an altitude of 3606 meter (11.830ft).

I captured this image at the end of May (last weekend). The lake was still partly frozen. As I was shooting fairly close to sunset, I ran around like a maniac to try to capture this lake and the surrounding mountains with differing compositions, perspectives and focal lengths. About 10 minutes after I shot this one, the light was no longer hitting the scene. Timing is everything in landscape photography!

For this image I used my 14-24 f/2.8 wide angle lens. No filters were used. The image was process in Adobe Lightroom 4.1.