Fading away into a snowy distance

Foggy winter image with telephony poles fading away into a snow-covered landscape

Fading away into a snowy distance
April 7, 2014 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
Telephony poles fading out towards the horizon in a foggy and snow-covered minimalistic winter landscape (Johan Peijnenburg)
45mm – f/8 – 1/640 – ISO100 – Nikon D800E with 24-70mm f/2.8

Winter hasn’t been brilliant here in Switzerland. Plenty of snow on higher altitudes, but not a lot of decent winter goodness at lower altitudes. This messed up my plan to go out and shoot minimalistic winter landscapes more often this year. In the end, I only went out to shoot them on one morning in February. This is one of the images I shot that morning.

Yes, yes, I know it is very minimal and probably not to everyone’s taste. Many of you might even find it boring. Personally, I love shooting a minimalistic winter landscape like this as well as looking at minimalistic work of others. It’s all about capturing the essence of a scene and the art of leaving things out, which can be rather challenging! Things like leading lines, depth and composition become even more important than in normal landscape photography. In my experience, shooting minimal scenes is a great way of improving photography skills.

I captured the image with my 24-70mm lens on a D800E. No filters where used. The image was processed with Adobe’s Lightroom 5 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.