I published many landscape photographs in black & white lately, so I figured it was time again to post in colour. Here’s an alpine lake at sunset 🙂
This lake landscape features a small Alpine lake called “Lej Pitschen”. It lies at the top of the well-known Bernina pass in Engadin in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. In the back, you see the mountain Piz Cambrena, which has an altitude of 3,606 metres (11.830ft).
Alpine mountain lake at sunsetAlpine reflections in a half frozen alpine lake called Lej Pitschen (Bernina pass, Pontresina, Switzerland), with the Piz Cambrena in the background.
I captured this photo at the end of May (last weekend). The lake was still partly frozen. As I was shooting this Alpine lake close to sunset, I ran around like a maniac to try to capture this lake and the surrounding mountains with varying 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 photograph, I used my Nikon D3x with a 14-24 f/2.8 wide-angle lens. I used the following settings: 19mm, ƒ/11, 1/125s and ISO 200.
cheers, Johan 🙂
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