Standing Out, the iconic Matterhorn in winter

The Matterhorn in winter with a trail in the otherwise pristine snow leading the eye towards the Matterhorn. A Swiss mountain landscape in black & white.

Zermatt, Switzerland
March, 2014

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Camera & lens

NIKON D800E
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/13, 1/400s, ISO 100 and 45mm

Size original

4912 x 7360 pixels

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This fine art mountain landscape photograph features the Matterhorn in winter. The Matterhorn is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high and that makes it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. It is situated on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Its Italian name is Cervino.

The view of the Matterhorn in winter captured in this landscape photograph is along a winter hiking trail downwards from the Gornergrat in Zermatt, in the Swiss canton of Valais. It was the middle of winter, and a lot of fresh snow fell during the days before. The air was very crispy and clean as a result. An old snow trail almost filled up with the new snow. It is still visible though and leads the eye towards the Matterhorn in the background. The sky is full of soft clouds, which makes the Matterhorn stand out nicely. Undoubtedly the black & white presentation helps with that as well.

This B&W photograph of the Matterhorn in winter is part of our Winter & Snow photography theme. This theme contains many more winter photographs. Please visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see many more photos in black & white, including a few others featuring the Matterhorn. Alternatively, check out our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme to find mountain landscape photographs from all over the world.

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2 comments for Standing Out, the iconic Matterhorn in winter

  1. Maria Beekmans

    I have seen the Matterhorn many times, but never in winter. It seems even more impressive then! A very nice photo!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Dank je wel Maria! 🙂

  2. Mike Davies

    Nice to see the Matterhorn in winter with fresh snow! Awesome composition 🙂

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