The Verzasca Falls, a fine art photograph in B&W

A fine art photograph in B&W, showing a waterfall that flows over the smooth polished rocks of the Verzasca river near Lavertezzo in Ticino, Switzerland.

Lavertezzo, Ticino, Switzerland
June, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/10, 142s, ISO 125 and 85mm

Size original

3525 x 3525 pixels


The Verzasca valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is an excellent place for hiking and landscape photography. It is very well-known for the Verzasca river that flows through it, with jade green water running over smooth polished rocks. Also, it is famous for its picturesque Ponte Dei Salti bridge in Lavertezzo, which is where this fine art photograph in B&W was taken.

The waterfall in this photograph is one of the many smaller waterfalls in the Verzasca river. The photo was captured on a wet and cloudy day. Therefore, the rocks were nicely clean. A longer exposure time smoothened the falling water. As a result, the photograph seems more soothing and minimalist. The black and white processing accentuates the contrast of the falls against the rocks. Also, it makes the delicate textures and tones of the polished rocks stand out better.

The Verzasca valley is very much worth a visit, so make sure to go there if you get the chance!

Please visit our Black and White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in B&W like this one. Alternatively, check out our Waterfalls & River Rapids photography theme to find moore photos of river rapids in black & white.

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6 comments for The Verzasca Falls, a fine art photograph in B&W

  1. George Hardman

    Wonderfully done Johan! Is 3525 x3525 the biggest size you have for this? How big can I go with a print at a viewing distance of let’s say 10 feet ?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks George! I do have a slightly bigger version as well 🙂 Will get in touch!

  2. Bert van Lingen

    Mooi Johan!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Dank je Bert!

  3. John Stokes

    Amazing work Johan!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks John!

  4. Mion Serge

    Perfect black and white

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks! As you know, I will be shooting there much more often now 🙂

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  6. Bill Lakin

    What a beautiful contrast between the rocks and silky smooth water!

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