Yield, a minimalist photograph in black & white

A minimalist photograph in black & white with a dreamy and soothing look and feel, featuring a signpost in Lac de Neuchâtel on a foggy and hazy day.

Marin-Epagnier, Switzerland
April, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 272s, ISO 100 and 85mm

Size original

4770 x 4770 pixels


This photograph of a lake landscape is a very minimalist impression of a foggy and hazy day at a Swiss lake called Lac de Neuchâtel. A longer exposure time makes the water and sky appear smooth. The smooth water of the lake and clouds in the sky, in combination with a black & white conversion, create a minimalist photograph in black & white with a dreamy and soothing look and feel.

It is unclear why the signpost in this photograph is where it is and what it actually says. Despite limited traffic on the lake, our best bet is “Yield”.  Hence the title of the photograph. This signpost stands in Lac de Neuchâtel close to Marin-Epagnier, a small town in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. Lac de Neuchâtel is one of the largest lakes in Switzerland and a great place for landscape photography.

This photograph of a signpost in a lake is part of our Minimalist photography theme. This theme contains many more minimalist photographs in black & white like this one. Please visit the Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more photos that were taken in Switzerland, including a few more of Lac de Neuchâtel. Alternatively, check out our Lakes landscape photograph theme to see lake landscapes from all over the world.

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1 comment for Yield, a minimalist photograph in black & white

  1. Ron Spencer

    Pure minimalism!

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