First Light, alpenglow on the Swiss Alps at the Silsersee

A landscape photograph in B&W, showing alpenglow on the Swiss Alps near the Silsersee (Lake Sils) at sunrise with the mountains reflected in the lake.

Sils im Engadin/Segl, Switzerland
October, 2012
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/10, 242s, ISO 200 and 24mm

Size original

6977 x 4651 pixels


This Swiss landscape photograph features the Silsersee at sunrise. The Silsersee, or Lake Sils in English, is a lake in the Upper Engadine valley of Graubünden in Switzerland. The lake lies at an altitude of 1,797 metres (5,896 ft) above sea level. It is an excellent location for photographing alpenglow on the Swiss Alps that surround the lake.

This lake landscape photograph in black & white was captured during an autumn sunrise. There was a bit of fog on the lake. Furthermore, there was hardly any wind. As a result, the mountains are reflected nicely in the lake. The main mountain that you see in this photograph is Piz de la Margna. It is 3,159 m (10,364 ft) high.

Interested in seeing an alternative composition? Then have a look at the photograph titled Enjoy the Silence!

For more photographs of lakes, please visit our Lakes landscape photography theme. The Lakes theme showcase quite a few photos featuring the Silsersee, including a couple more with alpenglow on the Swiss Alps. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white. To close, consider visiting our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for a large selection of landscape photographs captured in Switzerland.

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1 comment for First Light, alpenglow on the Swiss Alps at the Silsersee

  1. Sarah Parker

    Excellent mountain reflections and love the alpenglow on the mountain tops!

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