The view shown in this winter landscape with snow and trees is somewhere in the countryside near the town of Fribourg, or Freiburg in German, in Switzerland. The area around Fribourg is a great place for shooting winter landscape, because of its hilly terrain and the groups of trees scattered around the landscape.
Trees in the snow are excellent photography subjects, especially when the sky is as moody as in this winter scene. This specific scene mainly caught the eye, because the trees are quite special. They are of the “hairy” kind and are quite characteristic as a result. Besides that, it is almost like there is a perfectly aligned second row of smaller trees standing behind them. For some reason, the moody sky complements the character of the trees perfectly. The title “The Guardians” seemed very suitable for this countryside winter landscape with snow.
Please visit the Winter & Snow photography theme for more winter landscapes with snow and trees like this one. Check out the photograph titled White Out for example. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for a selection of black & white photographs from around the world. Furthermore, our Forest & Trees photography theme might be of interest to you.