Abandoned, an empty old pier in a lake on a foggy day

Minimalist fine art landscape photography in B&W, featuring an old abandoned pier in a lake on a foggy day, captured at Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Font, Switzerland
September, 2012
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/10, 123s, ISO 100 and 24mm

Size original

7322 x 4886 pixels


The single compositional element, in conjunction with the limited texture and black and white, makes this an excellent example of minimalism in photography. Less is more. This fine art photograph of an old pier in a lake was taken using a longer exposure time. This smoothened the water as well as the clouds and fog on the horizon. The photograph has a soothing and zen feel as a result of it.

The old pier in this lake landscape photograph is located at the southeast shores of Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland, near the small town of Estavayer-le-Lac. It was a quiet day with a hazy sky, fog and just a few streaks of clouds. A great day for shooting minimalist photographs around the lake. The pier is no longer in use. “Abandoned” seemed a fitting title.

Interested in seeing a photograph with a different perspective on this scene? Have a look at the photo titled Tranquillity. It features the same old pier in a lake in combination with another pier.

Please check out our Minimalist photography theme for more minimalist photographs. Also, consider visiting our Lakes landscape photography theme. This theme features many more lake landscapes from around the world. Quite a few of them with piers like.

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2 comments for Abandoned, an empty old pier in a lake on a foggy day

  1. Meg Rousher

    What a beautiful capture Johan, I love it :)

  2. Karol Szejko

    Lovely work, Johan.

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