Autumn in Engadin, golden larch trees and a waterfall

The beauty of autumn in the mountains of Engadin in Switzerland, featuring a waterfall, fall colours, golden larch trees and the Swiss Alps close to sunset

Pontresina, Graubünden, Switzerland
October, 2020
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Camera & lens

Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/15s, ISO 100 and 30mm

Size original

8121 x 10828 pixels


Autumn in the Swiss region of Engadin, with its golden larch trees, is simply breathtaking. This region offers lots of attractive scenery.

Engadin not only has beautiful mountains and many lakes. It also has vast larch tree forests, which turn a golden yellow just before they loose their needles in October. The mountains of the Bernina massif usually already have a coat of fresh snow. As a result, there often is an amazing contrast with the colours of autumn. This, is especially the case just before the sun sets.

This scene is near the small town of Pontresina. It lies at 1’805 meters above sea level in the valley of Upper Engadine. It was close to sunset. The soft evening light warmed the larch trees and rocks of the small waterfall sideways as a result. This soft light made the colours of the larch trees extra vivid. A longer exposure time smoothened the water of the cascading mountain river.

Please visit our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for more Swiss landscape photographs.

Alternatively, check out our Autumn & Fall Colours photography theme to see more autumn photography. This theme includes more photos that show the beauty of autumn in Engadin with golden larch trees. For example, the photo titled Fall Colours & Fog.

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4 comments for Autumn in Engadin, golden larch trees and a waterfall

  1. Sofie van Beurden

    Great angle Johan! Would love to join you there one day 😀

  2. Janice

    A beauty Johan! You should do more in color again 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Working on it Janice! Thanks 🙂

  3. Kate Jones

    Lovely work! Love the composition 😊

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Many thanks Kate!

  4. Jan Reijnders

    Crispy! Beautiful fall colours. I really like the composition/perspective. Do you visit Engadin often Johan?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks again Jan! I visit Engadin every year. Mostly in autumn though. I love it there 🙂

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