Up the Stream, a snaky mountain river in the Alps

An autumnal landscape photograph, featuring brewing dark clouds above a meadow with a meandering mountain river in the Alps of Graubünden in Switzerland.

Albula Pass, Graubünden, Switzerland
September, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/14, 1/20s, ISO 125 and 48mm

Size original

6516 x 4349 pixels


This moody landscape photograph in colour features a snaky mountain river in the Swiss Alps. It was captured at the end of the day. As a result, the light is soft. The clouds above the mountains are dark, which adds a foreboding mood to the scene. The meandering mountain river conveniently leads the eye right to the area with light as well as the mountains in the background. Hence the title “Up the Stream”. By the way, the name of the dominant peak in the back is Piz Üertsch.

This alpine mountain river is located close to the Albula pass road in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It was the start of autumn when this photograph was captured. As a result, the larch trees to the left of the mountain river already have some of their fall colours.

Interested in seeing a different photograph taken up at to the Albula pass? Have a look at the mountain lake landscape photograph titled Alpine Serenity which features Lai da Palpuogna.

For more photographs of mountain rivers in the Swiss Alps, please check out our Swiss Landscape Photography collection. Alternatively, visit our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme to see more mountain landscape photographs. Lastly, consider visiting our Autumn & Fall Colours photography theme.

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1 comment for Up the Stream, a snaky mountain river in the Alps

  1. John Dunne

    Beautiful painterly quality to this Johan. The winding stream leading you up to those majestic mountains, and then to find the kiss of light. Gorgeous!

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