Time for a landscape photograph in colour again! This photograph features an alpine mountain river that runs down from the Swiss Alps in the background. The main mountain in the back is Piz Tavrü. Piz Tavrü is a mountain that is part of the Sesvenna mountain range. It is situated just north of the Ofen pass. In the foreground, you see a pine tree forest and the rocks of the river bed. It was very close to sunset. As a result, the Alps and a part of the forest are nicely warmed by last light.
An Alpine mountain river at sunsetA mountain landscape, featuring an alpine mountain river in the Swiss National Park flowing down from the Alps at sunset.
This alpine mountain river was photographed in the Swiss National Park in Graubünden in Switzerland. The Swiss National Park is a great place to be for landscape photographers, especially in late spring and autumn. Plenty of great hiking trails and loads of unspoiled scenery and wildlife at hand!
I captured this photograph with my 14-24 f/2.8 wide-angle lens. Shot it at 14mm to give a lot of depth to the image. No filters were used (quite an investment for the 14-24 lens used). I had two alternative captures of this scene. One with and one without that old tree trunk to the right. I opted for the one with the tree trunk. Think the trunk balances the composition a bit. Was I right?
Cheers, Johan 🙂
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