This is a mountain landscape photograph that I captured last January when I was hiking down from the Gornergrat station to Riffelberg in Zermatt. It is a panoramic view of the Weisshorn (4,505m/14,783ft) in winter. Additionally, you see a few of the surrounding mountains like the Mettelhorn, Schalihorn and Brunegghorn. I captured this on an altitude of 2,755 metres (9,038ft). From that same location, you can see some of the highest peaks in Switzerland, including the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. If you happen to find yourself in the Swiss canton of Valais, make sure to visit Zermatt!
Weisshorn in winterThe Weisshorn and surrounding mountains near Zermatt in winter time, in black & white.
I plan to publish a colour version of this photograph as well. However, I wanted to share this black & white version first. I processed it in Silver Efex Pro. The range of shadows and highlights in this photograph didn’t make the conversion easy. I have attempted to convert it many times in the past few months. I think I finally got it right, though. Initially, I used a 2:1 aspect ratio for the photograph, but I recently changed it back to the original 3:2 aspect ratio. As a result, I think it is stronger now. I hope you like this mountain landscape photograph of the Weisshorn in winter!
I used a Nikon D3x with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens (66mm, ƒ/11, 1/500s and ISO200). A 2-stop gradient neutral density filter balanced the exposure a bit.
Cheers, Johan 🙂
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This photograph of the Weisshorn in winter is part of our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. This theme contains many more mountain landscapes taken in Switzerland, including:
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