Winter hasn’t been brilliant here in Switzerland. Plenty of snow on higher altitudes, but not a lot of decent winter goodness at lower elevations. This messed up my plan to go out and shoot minimalist winter photography more often this year. In the end, I only went out to shoot them on one morning in February. This is one of the photographs I shot that morning. It is titled Fading, for obvious reasons.
Yes, yes, I know it is very minimal and probably not to everyone’s taste. Many of you might even find it boring. I love seeing minimalist winter photography like this as well as looking at minimalist work of others in general. It’s all about capturing the essence of a scene and the art of leaving things out, which can be rather challenging! Things like leading lines, depth and composition become even more important than in regular landscape photography. In my experience, shooting scenes like this is an excellent way of improving your photography skills.
I captured this winter landscape with a Nikon D800E in combination with a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens (45mm, ƒ/8, 1/640s and ISO100). No filters where used.
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I hope you like it!? Cheers, Johan 🙂