Wall of Snow, soft sunset light on the Moiry Glacier

A mountain landscape photograph in B&W, featuring the Moiry glacier with soft sunset light on the glacial snow and ice as well as the mountain in the back.

Moiry Glacier, Valais, Switzerland
June, 2014

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Camera & lens

NIKON D800E
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR III

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/100s, ISO 100 and 200mm

Size original

4663 x 6987 pixels

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The Moiry Glacier is a beautiful glacier situated in the mountains at the end of the Grimentz valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. The glacier is about 5 km (3 miles) long. The view in this photograph is close to the Cabane de Moiry of the Swiss Alpine Club. This hut lies on an altitude of 2825 metres (9268 ft). It is a great place to visit as part of a hike or ski tour. Also, you can spend the night there as well. The area around the hut offers stunning views. Not only on the glacier but the surrounding mountains as well, as can be seen in this photograph of the Moiry Glacier. It takes about 1.5 hours of hiking with an ascent of 500 metres (1640 ft) to get there.

It was a beautiful sunset. Soft light warmed the snow and ice of the Moiry Glacier sideways. As a result, there was a subtle play of shadows and light. Even though the sunset colours were beautiful, a black and white presentation seemed to fit the photograph best. The peak in the back is the summit of a mountain called Les Bouquetins by the way.

This photograph of the Moiry Glacier is part of our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. The theme showcases mountain landscape photographs in black & white from around the world. Alternatively, check out our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio if you wish to see more landscapes from Switzerland.

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1 comment for Wall of Snow, soft sunset light on the Moiry Glacier

  1. Sebastian Koch

    A frozen beauty! Both the glacier and the image.

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