Zen, a foggy and minimalist lake landscape in B&W

A minimalist lake landscape photograph in B&W with reed and fog reflected in Lej da Staz (Stazersee), a small lake close to St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps.

Sankt Moritz, Engadin, Graubünden, Switzerland
September, 2016
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/4.5, 1/80s, ISO 200 and 55mm

Size original

7360 x 4912 pixels


This photograph in black & white was captured at a beautiful lake called Lej da Staz, or Stazersee in German. Lej da Staz is a small mountain lake in a forest in the canton of Graubünden, in the southeast of Switzerland. It is close to the well-known town of St. Moritz. Lej da Staz is an excellent location for lakeside landscape photography, especially in autumn. As you can see, it can be extremely foggy there as well. Challenging, but a great moment to try something else and shoot something more intimate like this minimalist lake landscape.

The photograph features reed and its reflection in the lake. The reed against the background of fog creates a distinct minimalist mood. The black and white presentation adds to that. Less is often more! “Zen” seemed like a suitable title for this minimalist lake landscape photograph in black & white.

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 ones of Lej da Staz. To see a broad selection of photographs in black & white, consider visiting our Black & White photography portfolio.

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1 comment for Zen, a foggy and minimalist lake landscape in B&W

  1. Christina

    Soooo subtle! Beautiful 😀

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