Misty forest, a larch wood with fog in black & white

Sunset illuminates the trees and fog of a misty larch tree forest in the Italian Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (a photo in black & white).

Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
June, 2016
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

Camera settings

ƒ/4, 1/125s, ISO 400 and 300mm

Size original

7360 x 4912 pixels


This photo of a misty forest in black & white was taken in the Italian Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. This is a national park located in the Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions in the Northwestern part of Italy. Italy created the park in 1922 to protect the Alpine ibex from extinction. The creation was a success, as may Alpine ibex now graze the abundant mountain pastures in summer.

Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso is also well-known for its larch tree woods, mixed with spruces, Swiss stone pines, and more sometimes silver firs. As a result, the park is a great destination for both landscape and wildlife photographers. The larch trees gradually turn yellow and the Alpine ibex descend to lower elevations at the end of autumn when it gets colder.

Furthermore the park is a great place for hiking. The park is easy to access and there a many well-marked trails. Additionally, the Alpine scenery is still fairly untouched. Make sure to visit when you are in the region!

It was close to sunset on a day that gradually turned foggy and rather moody. The sunset softly illuminated the trees sideways. As a result, a delightful contrast between the fog and the larch trees appeared. The black & white treatment enhances the minimalist mood and zen feel of this photo of a misty larch tree forest.

Please visit the Forest & Trees photography theme for more landscape photographs like this one. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio to see many more images in B&W.

Also, consider visiting our Minimalist photography theme. It features more images with a minimalistic look and feel like this photo of a misty forest in black & white. Lastly, our Italian Landscape Photography portfolio is still a work in progress. It is worth keeping an eye for new additions in the coming months.

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5 comments for Misty forest, a larch wood with fog in black & white

  1. Isaac Heynes

    Wow! This is beautiful! 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thank you Isaac! 🙂

  2. Rosetta

    Mooi mystiek! 😍

  3. Gabi

    Schön gemacht Johan! 🥰

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Vielen Dank Gabi 🙂

  4. Jan Reijnders

    Very nice Johan!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Dank je Jan!

  5. Mitch Kolowsky

    That was about time Johan 🙂 This one really grabs me! Well done!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thank you Mitch! Shot in 2016 … don’t tell me I am lazy though 😉

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