A Tasty Lake, a minimalist lakeside photograph of a fork

A minimalist lakeside photograph in B&W, showing a work of art in the form of a fork stuck in Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in Vevey, Switzerland.

Vevey, Switzerland
October, 2011
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/16, 30s, ISO 100 and 48mm

Size original

4032 x 6048 pixels


The fork shown in this lake landscape is a work of art by Jean-Pierre Zaugg. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Musée de l’Alimentation, or Nestlé Alimentarium in English, in Vevey, Switzerland. The museum devotes itself to the history of food products. The fork is an odd but fascinating object to photograph, and it begs for this minimalist approach. So, a longer exposure time smoothened the water, and a black and white conversion did the rest. This combination simplifies the photograph and makes it nicely soothing. As a result, it enhances the minimalist look and feel of the photo. The title “A Tasty Lake” seemed fitting for this minimalist lakeside photograph.

The name of the lake in this photograph is Lac Léman or Lake Geneva in English. The subtle mountain silhouette in the back is of the French Alps of the Haute-Savoie.

Please visit the Minimalist photography theme for more minimalist lakeside photographs like this one. Additionally, this theme showcases quite a few minimalist photos captured at Lac Léman. The photograph titled A Day in the Office is a great example. Alternatively, consider visiting our Black & White Photography portfolio for more photos in black and white. Lastly, have a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for an extensive collection of landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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2 comments for A Tasty Lake, a minimalist lakeside photograph of a fork

  1. Sarah Parker

    For real? This one puts a big smile on face! Very nice! 😃

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks! And it’s real Sarah 🙂

  2. Bas Beekmans

    Always fun to see this one! Tastefully captured!

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