A few weeks ago, I was hiking up at the Lacs de Fenêtre near the Grand Saint-Bernard pass. This pass connects Switzerland with Italy in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. This area is well known for its beautifully situated mountain lakes as well as its view on the majestic Mont Blanc massif. After shooting the larger lakes, I ran into this small Alpine mountain lake. The bottom of the lake is covered with copper coloured rocks, which is typical for that region. In the background, you see a Mountain called Point de Drône … which I climbed afterwards. The Lacs de Fenêtre area is very scenic and a great place for hiking and photography. Make sure to visit when you get the chance!
Crystal clearA crystal clear mountain lake on a sunny summer day with the Point de Drône in the background. This small lake is one of a group of lakes called Lacs de Fenêtre.
I captured this photograph using my Nikon D800E and 14-24 f/2.8 wide-angle lens. Shot it at 14mm to emphasise the rocky bottom of the lake and to give the image a bit of extra depth. I used a 2-stop Singh-Ray graduated filter to control the brightness of the sky a bit.
Cheers, Johan 🙂