Last week I visited the Swiss National Park in the Swiss canton of Graubünden again. I hiked about 50 kilometers in 3 days and really enjoyed the unspoiled scenery, great weather and wildlife … ran into deer, ibex, chamois and alpine marmots! Brought home loads of images, so lots of processing to do on rainy days to come.
Plenty of rocky mountain rivers as well in the park, so hiking breaks were often spent near an alpine mountain river to combine resting with shooting a few long exposures. The above one is an example of a long exposure shot at the end of the day. Instead of including the surrounding scenery, I decided to focus on the details of this alpine mountain river a bit more. I personally really like how the dark marbled stones contrast with the blurred stream of water in this photograph. I used a 24mm f/1.4 lens combined with a B+W ND 1.8 filter to blur the flowing water.