Misty Solitude, a foggy day at Lac de Neuchâtel

A minimalist lake landscape photograph in black & white, showing a beacon on a jetty in Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland on a calm but foggy day.

Marin-Epagnier, Switzerland
April, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR III

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 292s, ISO 100 and 135mm

Size original

7737 x 5158 pixels


This photograph in black & white features Lac de Neuchâtel. The view shown is close to the town of Marin-Epagnier, a small village in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel.

It was a very foggy day. Also, there was barely any wind. All in all, excellent conditions for a more minimalist approach to landscape photography. Lac de Neuchâtel has quite a few worthwhile foreground subjects along its shores. This jetty, with its beacon, is a great example. It comes in from the side diagonally and helps to lead the eye into the misty scene and towards the horizon. In the back, you see the silhouettes of the Swiss Jura mountain range. A longer exposure time smoothened the water of the lake and the clouds in the sky. As a result, the photograph has a more soothing and tranquil look and zen feel. The black & white presentation further strengthens this. The title “Misty Solitude” seemed to fit the scene perfectly.

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1 comment for Misty Solitude, a foggy day at Lac de Neuchâtel

  1. Mike Janssen


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