The view in this minimalist snow landscape is near the beautiful town of Gruyères in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The solitary oak tree in this fine art photograph is standing tall in a farm field just before the entrance to the town. On the horizon, you see the silhouette of a typical Swiss farmhouse. The area around Gruyères is an excellent place for hiking, and the medieval town itself is quite amazing. Make sure to visit when you get the chance!
The old oak tree stands out in this foggy winter landscape. It snowed in the hours before it was taken. Therefore the oak tree has a fresh dusting of snow. The dusting of snow contrasts nicely with the dark bark of the oak tree. This minimalist snow landscape begged for a black & white presentation. The photograph is more soothing and zen as a result.
Check out the photograph titled The Oak, to see an alternative version of this minimalist snow landscape.
This minimalist snow landscape is part of our Minimalist photography theme. You will find more minimalist photographs of the countryside there. Please visit the Winter & Snow photography theme for more snow landscapes with trees like this one. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for a selection of B&W photographs from around the world.