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.
For more minimalist lake landscape photographs, make sure to visit our Minimalist photography theme. Alternatively, check out our Lakes landscape photography theme. You will find many more photos of lakes there, including quite a few additional images of Lac de Neuchâtel. Consider visiting our Black & White photography portfolio to see a broad selection of photographs in black & white.