In the Light, sunrise at the shores of Lac de Joux

A landscape photograph in colour, featuring Lac de Joux near L’Abbaye in Switzerland, with soft sunrise light on the trees and rocky shores of the lake.

L'Abbaye, Vaud, Switzerland
May, 2013
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 1/80s, ISO 100 and 70mm

Size original

7276 x 4856 pixels


Lac de Joux is a lake near L’Abbaye in the Jura-Nord Vaudois district in the Vallée de Joux. The Vallée de Joux is part of the Swiss canton of Vaud. As can be seen in this photograph, the shores of the lake are quite pretty. It was a beautiful morning when this photograph was taken. The soft light of the sunrise was warming the trees on the rocky shores as well as the water of Lac de Joux. The clouds in the sky were nicely soft and had pastel colours.

The Vallée de Joux, with its lake, is a lovely region for hiking in all seasons. It has many beautiful viewpoints. It lies between two Jura Mountain Ranges and has a rugged and unspoilt countryside. Lac de Joux lies at an altitude of 1,000 metres (3280 ft) above sea level and is the largest body of water in the Jura Massif.

This lake landscape photograph of Lac de Joux is part of our Lakes landscape photography theme. You will find more photographs featuring both bigger and smaller lakes from around the world there. Alternatively, visit our Forest & Trees photography portfolio to see more photos with forests and trees. Lastly, consider having a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for In the Light, sunrise at the shores of Lac de Joux

  1. Anette Mossbacher

    Beautiful sunrise light in this image, Johan.

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