Island in the Sun, fall colours and fog at Lake Sils

A lake landscape photograph with fall colours and fog, featuring a group of larch trees on a tiny island in Lake Sils (Silsersee) in Engadin, Switzerland.

Sils im Engadin/Segl, Graubünden, Switzerland
October, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/7.1, 1/320s, ISO 100 and 48mm

Size original

6959 x 4644 pixels


This small island, or islet, in the Silsersee or Lake Sils in English, is an interesting foreground subject for landscape photography. This is especially the case in winter when the trees have a dusting of snow and in autumn when they have their fall colours like in this one. The fall colours of the larch trees stand out nicely against the fog in the background. The line of foam in the foreground leads the eye diagonally into the scene.

The island can be found close to Sils im Engadin/Segl, a small town in the Upper Engadine valley of Graubünden in Switzerland. The town and the lake lie at an altitude of 1,797 metres (5,896 ft) above sea level. As a result, larch trees feel really at home there.

Interested in seeing a totally different photograph of Lake Sils? Have a look at the fine art photograph in black & white titled Enjoy the Silence.

For more photographs of lakes,please visit our Lakes landscape photography theme. The Lakes theme features many more lake landscapes, including more featuring the Silsersee. Alternatively, visit our Autumn & Fall Colours theme to see more photographs with fall colours and fog. Lastly, visit our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for a collection of landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for Island in the Sun, fall colours and fog at Lake Sils

  1. Cho Lang

    Love how the foam in the water leads my eye to the trees and the fog in the back 🙂

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