Enjoy the Silence, mountain reflections at Lake Sils

A photograph in B&W showing the reflection of Piz de la Margna mountain and a larch tree forest in Lake Sils, a mountain lake in the Alps.

Silsersee, Engadin, Switzerland
September, 2016
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 566s, ISO 64 and 24mm

Size original

7215 x 4815 pixels


This lake landscape photograph features Lake Sils. Lake Sils (Silsersee, Lej da Segl) is a beautiful mountain lake in the Engadin region in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden. Lake Sils lies at an altitude of 1,797 metres (5,896 ft) above sea level. It is an excellent location to photograph mountain reflections, as can be seen in this lake landscape photograph.

It was just after sunrise on a calm autumn morning, and there was barely any wind. The mountain reflections are close to perfect as a result. A long exposure time smoothened the clouds and fog on the lake a bit. The photograph has a pleasant calm look and soothing feel because of it.

This black & white fine art photograph was captured near Sils im Engadin/Segl, a small town in the Upper Engadine valley. The mountain that you see on the left is Piz de la Margna. It is 3,159 metres (10,364 ft) high.

For more photographs of lakes, please visit our Lakes landscape photography theme. You will find more photos featuring Lake Sils there and definitely more photographs with mountain reflections. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more images in black & white. Lastly, consider having a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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6 comments for Enjoy the Silence, mountain reflections at Lake Sils

  1. Rachel Richardson

    Truly enjoying the silence here Johan! A beauty 😊

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks! Have you been in Engadin Rachel?

  2. Mion Serge

    Just love it

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Serge!

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  4. Josh Michaels

    And it all came together. “Lucky” you 🙂 I wonder how many times you tried before you got this!?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Many many times Josh! Lak Sils is, however, a nice place to revisit often. Especially in autumn 🙂

  5. Alex Brenner

    Oh wow! What a nice mood you captured here. And love the mountain reflections! I drove by Lake Sils many times but never seen it like this 🙂

  6. Edith Spencer

    Gorgeous mountain reflections and so peaceful!

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