Stepping Stones, Lake Geneva and the Alps

A photograph in black & white, with big rocks that appear to be lined up as stepping stones in Lake Geneva with the Alps rising above the clouds in the back.

Préverènges, Switzerland
May, 2012
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 66s, ISO 100 and 62mm

Size original

3687 x 3687 pixels


Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman in French, is a beautiful large mountain lake on the north side of the Alps. It lies between the southwest of Switzerland and France and is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Lake Geneva offers stunning views. Amongst others, because of the Alps on its southside like you see in this lake landscape photograph.

The two rocks in this photograph line up nicely with the Alps rising above the clouds on the horizon. As a result, they look as if they are stepping stones to cross Lake Geneva and reach the beautiful French Alps on the other side. Hence the title “Stepping Stones”. This particular view is at Préverenges beach, which is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud. Préverenges beach is one of the few sandy beaches on the shores of Lac Léman. Make sure to visit if you are into photography. You will find quite a few worthwhile foreground subjects there.

Please visit the Lakes landscape photography theme for more photographs like this one. Quite a few photos captured at Lake Geneva are showcased there. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in black & white.

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1 comment for Stepping Stones, Lake Geneva and the Alps

  1. Greg Mills

    Outstanding work Johan. The mountains coming through the clouds are a completely unexpected treat. Very nice toning throughout. 

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      thanks for the feedback and compliment Greg! Nice to meet you :)

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