In May of this year, I was at Lac de Neuchâtel near Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland for a bit of long exposure photography and shot a photograph titled Tranquillity. It was quite windy and foggy that day. Excellent conditions for fine art long exposure photography. Earlier this month, I went back when weather conditions were comparable, to see if I could shoot more photographs with the same soothing feeling to them. The photograph below titled Abandoned is one of the results.
Abandoned, an empty old pier in a lake on a foggy dayA lake landscape in B&W, featuring an old abandoned pier in a lake on a mystical foggy day (Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland).
Not everybody likes minimalist black & white photographs like this. I, however, appreciate them more and more. Besides that, they are fun to create, and the actual shooting is quite relaxing. A welcome change from all the alpine landscape work that I do. A bit of relaxed lakeside shooting is a fantastic way to get rid of any muscle pains that result from long uphill mountain hikes 🙂
A Nikon D800E and a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens captured this fine art photograph in black & white. I used the following settings: 24mm, ƒ/10, 123s and ISO100. A stack of three neutral density filters decreased the exposure with 15 stops. As a result, it gave me an exposure time of about 2 minutes. I processed the photograph with Nik’s Silver Efex Pro. Hope you like this minimalist lake landscape photograph!
Interested to see more fine art long exposure photography? I recently added Abandoned to our Minimalist photography theme. You will find more minimalist photographs there. Click on the photograph to learn more about Abandoned or if you are interested in buying a print or a licence.
Cheers, Johan 🙂