Mountain Moods, a mountain lake sunset in B&W

A landscape photograph of a mountain lake sunset in B&W featuring a moody sunset at Laghetto Moesola, a lake at the summit of the Swiss San Bernardino Pass.

Mesocco, Graubünden, Switzerland
October, 2012
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/30s, ISO 100 and 20mm

Size original

7360 x 3680 pixels


Sunsets up in the mountains of the Swiss Alps are very unpredictable. You never know what to expect. The mountain lake sunset in this lake landscape photograph is an excellent example of a moody and foreboding one. The evening sun sheds light on the thick clouds above the landscape and fog starts to enclose the mountains in the background. Hence the title “Mountain Moods”. It seems to fit this lake landscape in B&W well.

The lake in the photograph is Laghetto Moesola. Laghetto Moesola is a relatively small mountain lake up on the San Bernardino Pass in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden. The lake is situated at an altitude of 2,063 metres (6,768 ft). The names of the mountains in this photograph are Piz Uccello and Piz de la Lumbreida. Make sure to stop and have a look when you find yourself up on the San Bernardino pass!

For more landscape photographs featuring mountain lake sunsets, make sure to visit our Lakes landscape photography theme. Alternatively, consider visiting our Black & White Landscape Photography portfolio for a collection of fine art photography in black & white like this mountain lake sunset. Lastly, consider visiting our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for a large selection of landscape photographs captured in Switzerland.

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4 comments for Mountain Moods, a mountain lake sunset in B&W

  1. Davide

    A moody day in the mountains indeed. Beautiful!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Davide! An oldie 🙂

  2. Mike Johnson

    Another beauty! Nice work 🙂

  3. David Shield

    I like the dramatic light set above the landscape silhouettes. Excellent work Johan!

  4. Pascal Laborelli

    belle atmosphère bravo !

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